GMC unveiled its first crossover recently. The Acadia is based on the same platform as the Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave. Powered by a 3.6L V-6 VVT and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the 267hp, 247 lb-ft Acadia is designed for fuel economy, low emissions, and a reasonable amount of power in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive applications. The vehicle accommodates up to eight passengers and a useable amount of storage behind the third-row seats. Fuel economy is 17/25 EPA, and the price has not yet been announced.
Isuzu will be adding two models to its pickup truck lineup: the i-370 4x2 Extended Cab and the i-370 4x2 Crew Cab. This is in addition to the i-290 4x2 Extended Cab and the i-370 4x4 Crew Cab announced earlier this year. Both models of the i-370 will be powered by a 3.7L I-5 that delivers 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque mated to a four-speed automat-ic transmission. Produc-tion begins in October. No pricing announced just yet.
2008 Nissan ArmadaAlthough major changes are expected for the 2010 model-year Armada, Nissan's popular SUV will undergo a pretty significant facelift for 2008: revised headlamps, less chrome, an updated grille, and a new and unique air intake underneath, as well as new front and rear bumpers, are just some of the exterior changes. The 2008 Armada will also sport a newly styled rooftop rack, new foglamps, and a smoother, less Transformer look to the front and rear bumpers. And a quick look inside also showed a few minor adjustments with switches, controls, and air vents moved a tad, but we also noticed upgraded materials throughout.
2007 GMC Sierra 3500We managed to catch a snapshot of the new 2007 GMC Sierra 3500 during the press conference for the launch of the 2007 Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickups. GM snuck the heavy duties into a herd of 1500s that fanned out behind the execs during their presentations. Chances are that most journalists didn't even notice them until they reviewed their photos after the event. GM says that the heavy-duty pickups will hit the streets in February..