GM has announced the previous-generation Acadia will not be discontinued in the near future, even though the all-new model is bound to go on sale this spring.

General Motors spokesman Brian Goebel said the two will coexist for a limited amount of time, without specifying an exact timetable. The previous-gen Acadia will live to see the 2017 model year as the Acadia Limited and will continue to be produced at GM’s plant in Lansing, Michigan where the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave are being put together.

The reason why GM is keeping the old Acadia alive has to do with the company’s decision to maintain the current full production schedule at the Lansing factory until a replacement will be able to fill the available production capacity.

As for the brand new Acadia, it will be assembled in Spring Hill, Tennessee and will go on sale this spring from $29,995. It is 700 pounds (317.5 kilograms) lighter than the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited and at the same time 7.2 inches (18.2 centimeters) shorter. In addition, the new one is 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) narrower and you won’t be able to get it with an eight-seat layout as the new generation can be had only with five, six, or seven seats.

Source: GMC via

Gallery: Previous GMC Acadia to temporarily coexist with new generation

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