General Motors will rely on the same trick it has with other models by continuing production of the current GMC Acadia and giving it the Limited moniker, reports Automotive News.
However, unlike the Impala Limited that’s only sold to fleets, the current-generation GMC Acadia will be sold alongside its smaller, lighter replacement on dealer lots come this spring, much like the Cruze Limited.
Brian Goebel, spokesperson for General Motors, confirmed the decision and stated it was based on production logistics.
From Automotive News:
The decision was largely a manufacturing one. Production of the new Acadia will be in Spring Hill, Tenn., rather than at the GM plant in Lansing, Mich., where the current Acadia is built alongside its platform siblings, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. The next-generation Enclave and Traverse will be built in Lansing but aren’t expected to go on sale until mid-2017.
GM wants to keep a full production schedule at the Lansing plant until another product can fill the Acadia’s void.
“Given the fact that those sister vehicles will continue their production, the current Acadia will continue to be built to offer another option for our customers,” Goebel said.