The Chicago Auto Show has always sort of been known as a truck show, and because of that, many new pickups, SUVs and crossovers tend to debut in the Windy City. That in mind, it comes as no surprise to learn that General Motors plans to debut an all-new version of the GMC Acadia in Chicago next month. The Acadia, which launched in 2006 as a 2007 model, is indeed due for an overhaul, with its only major update being the addition of a Denali model (pictured) in 2011.

If you recall, the Acadia was the first of the Lambda crossovers to go on sale, alongside the now-departed Saturn Outlook. When asked about the possibility of a new Chevrolet Traverse or Buick Enclave making an appearance in Chicago, GMC Communications Manager Joe LaMuraglia stated that it "will be a GMC show," leading us to believe that we'll have to wait until New York or even Los Angeles to see the rest of the Lambda portfolio.

No specific details about the new Acadia were revealed at this time, nor was there any hint as to whether we'll see just the standard CUV or whether it will be joined by a Denali version. Stay tuned for the full details next month.

UPDATE: A source confirmed to Autoblog that GMC will debut a mid-cycle update of the Acadia at the Chicago Auto Show next month, not an all-new design. Expect an updated interior design and exterior tweaks.


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      rwcmick
      • 3 Years Ago
      @tenspeeder This is the "major update" that will be shown at the Chicago show not at all new design.
      Michael D. Mitchell
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree that the Lambdas are LONG overdue for an update. Maybe GMC will kick things off with new design language, or better powertrains (especially that!). Looking forward to seeing it.
      mrbrian2334
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since it "will be a GMC show," I wonder if we'll get any other goodies for the brand. A concept? Surprise production version of the next Canyon? Anything?
      Jossue Rivera
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but that car is ugly as sin! They better make it look better! And STOP WITH THE TACKY CHROME!
        Rob Ascough
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jossue Rivera
        Not really ugly but I agree about the chrome. GM has to stop making these (and Cadillac Escalades) look like they're for gangsters and gangstas.
          Jesus!
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rob Ascough
          News flash. Chrome has been here since the beginning of the industry and will continue on. All monochromatic vehicles are lame, boring, and look cheap. Downrank me all you want but its the facts. I cant stand a vehicle without some brightwork.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rob Ascough
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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aside from freshening up the inside, and of course bumping the power and efficiency, they need to leave this formula unchanged. It has been on the market for a while unchanged, but that's because it's such a solid vehicle. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'd hands down buy a new current Acadia over the new Explorer. That's pretty sad.
      alexkoolur
      • 3 Years Ago
      Being a car nut, having 2 small kids, need for captions rear seats, entertainment etc...just got a new Acadia Denali and LOVE IT. So much better than the Acura MDX we had. It's actually a really BIG truck inside, with decent room with the 3rd row up and not ancient 3rd rows that don't lay flat like the Yukon (also looked at). The Denali looks great as well - stands out a lot more than an explorer / jeep etc.... An upgrade in a few years would be welcome, just as I am turning it over.
      Andrew Von Haden
      • 3 Years Ago
      GMC desperately needs a new logo...there current on is bland and ugly and pretty much kills the look of any grill they put it on.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew Von Haden
        So do you also think BMW needs to get rid of their double kidney grilles? What about the Corvette's quad round tail lights?
      Patrick
      • 3 Years Ago
      God that Denali trim looks so tacky.. Look at those chrome rims lol
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Patrick
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      neeko1118
      • 3 Years Ago
      the full size gm suvs are due too... i wanna see my next escalade and suburban...
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @neeko1118
        Oh, please, isn't it time that the Escalade disappeared from the face of the earth? Anyone seriously needing a large sturdy vehicle, like oil field workers, surveyors,and tradesmen, can use the Suburban, but the the other one is a gross McMansion playtoy for people who don't care about the environment.
          neeko1118
          • 3 Years Ago
          @BG
          I work very hard for my money, i use my escalade for towing construction equipment, boats, etc. also camping and hauling a lot of people around. if i want a nicer suburban with more power, well thats my decision to make. my escalade sees more action thn most soccer moms with their suburbans, middle age men with their muscle/sports cars(with worse fuel economy thn my car) ,or even mr tough guy with his lifted pick up... and btw i put more effort into offsetting my carbon foot print thn most... maybe even you, but i wont accuse you of something without knowing you...
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      GM needs to move to unibody frames for it's SUV's and keep the BOF for trucks.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @guyverfanboy
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          guyverfanboy
          • 3 Years Ago
          Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango both have unibody architecture (share the same frame) and can tow 7,700 lbs with 3.0 V6 CRD. No reason GM can't do the same.
      JEO
      • 3 Years Ago
      GMC has lost sight of how to design wheels.
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JEO
        It is totally useless to put alloy wheels on a heavy-suspension vehicle like a SUV. Painted steel wheels would do the job at lower cost and would not need refinishing when the drivers dinged them up with curb rash. But the manufacturers laugh all the way to the bank.
        David
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JEO
        I'll give you that, the wheels on the Denali especially are very uninspiring. Good thing the rest of the car is still nice to look at (even after 5+ years).
        kingrat001
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JEO
        Not nearly as bad as some wheels on other vehicles, but not great.
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