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GMC Acadia Denali 2011: The inevitable declination

A new model Denali IT category is superior graft range of 2011 GMC Acadia, adding a new dimension of luxury and exclusivity to this popular crossover. It features the distinctive Denali design elements, including a chrome grille and dimpled monochrome exterior elements, for even as exclusive fairings, headlight has a high intensity discharge and unique interior features.

"The GMC Denali models have become synonymous with luxury and exclusivity, and that's exactly what customers will find in the new Acadia Denali," said Lisa Hutchinson says, marketing manager GMC products. "The new GM quickly took the decision to develop an Acadia Denali in response to demand from customers and dealers a Denali version from the launch and success of the Acadia. "

Indeed, the Acadia continues to conquer customers. In Canada, even walking recovery, retail sales of Acadia have recorded an increase of 41% in the first half of 2010.

Besides the new Acadia Denali IT Acadia is offered in two versions has cloth upholstery, SLE1 and SLE2, and two leather versions, SLT1 and SLT2. These 4 declinations are available in front-wheel drive versions and a transmission integral seven or eight seats. Among the many safety devices include six airbags and electronic serial control system of StabiliTrak stability with traction control and rollover mitigation, as serial.

Among the new features of the 2011 Revised and Acadia range include the OnStar 9.0 system and three new exterior colors: Cyber ​​Gray Metallic, Gray Metallic green and dark blue metallized (post launch availability). Heated cloth seats are available in SLE models.

All models are powered by a V6 3.6L engine with variable valve timing that uses a direct injection technology to optimize performance and fuel consumption. The engine is coupled to the automatic transmission has six speeds efficient Acadia which contributes to the excellent consumption estimated by the EPA models a TA of 8.4 L/100 km on the highway. The Acadia can also tow up to 2,364 kg (5,200 lb), with the proper equipment.

Details of the Acadia Denali

The 2011 Acadia Denali is available in version integrale transmission has seven or eight places. It stands out for its stylistic elements typical Denali highlighted by its monochrome exterior and chrome used dimpled grille.

Wheels 20 inch chrome aluminum 6-spoke black chrome inserts a shiny chrome still more distinguished. It is offered in five exterior colors: Bright Silver Metallic, Summit White, Carbon black, white and red color gem diamond, triple layer.

All elements of luxury and refinement that are the prerogative of the Denali range decorate the Acadia Denali, including characteristics of design, comfort and exclusive convenience.

All Acadia models offer three rows of seats that can be configured to accommodate seven or eight passengers, regardless of the version. Configurations include two seats in the front bucket seats, a bench divided 60/40 (three places) or two captain's chairs (two places) to the second row and a bench divided 60/40 in the third row. A generous storage volume of 683 L (24.1 ft?) Is provided at the rear of the seat of the third row (load management system deposited).

Exclusive SmartSlideMD function GM and offered serial in all configurations of the second row facilitates and accelerates access to the third row of seats. The cushion of the seats of the second row gets up while the seatback slides forward which effectively reduces the space occupied by the seat by a simple pull of a lever. The system also allows the longitudinal SmartSlideMD race seats of the second row. Rearmost position, the second row seats offer maximum legroom for tall occupants; advances, they increase the volume of cargo and legroom in the third row. The space is sufficient for adults all places.

The access to the third row of seats is also easy by the width of the rear doors of Acadia, which is higher than that of the doors of most other SUVs. The long wheelbase of the vehicle also facilitates accessibility. The opening of the rear doors has been maximized by reducing the space between them and the driver door opening edge. The engineers were able to maximize the opening space while optimizing chassis integrity for maximum occupant protection.

Besides the comfort and ease of access, the interior of the Acadia offers generous cargo space, including 1,382 L (115.9 ft?) When files seats of the second and third rows are folded down completely and the management system loading is removed. Center convenience farm in the utility space, option, offer additional storage behind the seats of the third row, and can store items out of sight under the cargo floor.

Handling and maneuverability

Acadia displays a long wheelbase of 3020 mm (118.9 inches) and wide front and rear tracks of 1721 mm (67.8 inches), a combination that improves stability for handling and maneuverability in superior softness. Sharp reactions are also supported by front and rear suspensions completely independent. At the front, it consists of MacPherson struts with stabilizer bar has direct action and aluminum steering rockets. Isolated mounting points help reduce noise and vibration.

The rear suspension is an evolved concept "H" very compact beneficiant also points montage isolated reducing the transmission of noise and vibration in the cabin. Thanks to this system, excellent handling associated to an independent suspension need minimal intrusion into the tray floor, hence the generous internal dimensions of Acadia for occupants as for loading.

Acadia is equipped with a series of rack and pinion steering, variable support being optional. The suspension and steering feel through the road wheels and tires 18 inch series; the 19-inch wheels are also available. Disc brakes with four-wheel anti-lock braking system are offered. The Acadia also offers the following series features that improve handling, maneuverability and safety:

    * Electronic Control system with StabiliTrak stability of the anti-roll device.

    * Traction Control.

    * System monitoring tire pressure.

    * Brakes has four-wheel disc with anti-lock braking system.

Intelligent integral transmission, optional Acadia (serial on Denali) improves the maneuverability on dry floor and increases traction in the wet, snowy or icy. It actively manages the distribution of torque between the front and rear axles depending on factors such as wheel speed, the position of the accelerator and the road conditions. No action is required from the driver; automatically decides torque system that offers the most adherence to apply to the axle. The adjustment of the integral transmission is revised to leave more torque to the rear in certain driving conditions.

Acadia is covered by a five year warranty or 160,000 km powertrain warranty and a full three years or 60,000 km from GM - the best protection in North America.

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