Lately, it seems as thoughelectric cars, specifically Tesla, are the headlining topic for all things automotive. Whether it is the novel gullwing doors, the video game-style steering wheel, or its self-driving feature, the enigmatic electric carmaker has hoarded the spotlight long enough because the all-new 2024 GMC Acadia is here and deserves plenty of attention. While it doesn’t specifically target the Model Y like some other vehicles, the new GMC Acadia brings a compelling mixture of ruggedness and refinement that will be hard for any SUV to match.
The 2024 GMC Acadia is nearly a foot longer than its predecessor
Revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2024 version of the Acadia brings a (literally) sizeable difference compared to the current model, measuring 10.6 inches longer and 3.2 inches taller. That kind of expansion translates into room for up to eight passengers, offering 36% more space behind the second row and a whopping 80% more room beyond the third row than its predecessor. And while nearly a foot longer, the latest Acadia does not appear abnormally larger than the current version from any angle but conveys a bigger persona.
Ben Zavala, design lead for the GMC Acadia, said, “For this generation, our mission was to reimagine the design and the proportions of the Acadia to create a bolder, more commanding presence, firmly in the vein of the evolving GMC portfolio.”
Super Cruise is the industry’s first true hands-free driving system
Aside from the more powerful-looking exterior, the 2024 Acadia also brings a stellar new feature that promises to change the way owners drive, or rather, not drive, their GMC truck forever. Super Cruise is the latest in roadgoing technology, offering the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system. With more than 400,000 miles of available roadway in its database, Super Cruise utilizes real-time cameras, sensors, GPS, and LiDAR to detect curves, Lane Change on Demand, and Automatic Lane Change. Complementing this new and exciting driving component are 15 safety features that come standard, including Traffic Sign Recognition, Front Pedestrian and Bicycle Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Bicyclist Alert.
The GMC Acadia features a 15-inch touchscreen
The interior of the 2024 GMC Acadia is also all-new. The driver gets treated to a big 11-inch diagonal digital display, while a vast 15-inch centrally-mounted infotainment touchscreen dominates the cabin with an available high-contrast display and Google built-in compatibility. The premium Denali trim also brings a Bose sound system that features active noise canceling and up to 16 speakers to allow it to compete with even the most expensive SUV interiors available today.
The 2024 Acadia: 328 hp and 326 lb-ft of torque
While anyone with the good fortune to drive the previous Acadia equipped with its 3.6-liter V6, which made 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, would never complain about it lacking thrust, GMC decided to improve things nonetheless. All trims of the new generation are now powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes an even more impressive 328 hp and 326 lb-ft. All of that muscle gets funneled through an eight-speed automatic transmission and onto either the front wheels (standard) or, optionally, to all four corners. An exclusive Active Torque AWD system is available for the AT4 trim, and when properly equipped, the Acadia can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
As design lead Ben Zavala said, “With its assertive, powerful stance, the 2024 Acadia evokes a truck-inspired persona, infused with the brand’s signature premium feel.”
So, while there are plenty of other sport-utility vehicles out there that are clamoring for your attention, the 2024 GMC Acadia is here to prove that you don’t need weird doors or a funky steering wheel to be an exciting premium SUV.
This is what the fastest motorcycle in the world looks like now
Do you know what the world's fastest bike is?
Modern motorcycles have been through several advancements in design, powertrains, and electronics over the past few years. This makes the current crop of bikes some of the fastest machines -- even when you include cars -- on the planet. Interestingly, many motorcycle manufacturers have been simply estimating the speed of their bikes since they can’t just ask a rider to test drive their bikes at top speed but this doesn't mean the bikes on this list have exaggerated speeds.
Most of the bikes we spoke about are relatively new, so if you’re a speed demon, you must check out these bad boys for yourself. Yet, if you’re new to the world of motorcycles but enjoy cars in the fast lane, you should read about the best types of motorcycles and brush up on your motorbike slang before you jump headfirst into the world of fast motorcycles.
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Porsche, TAG Heuer team up for Carrera Chronograph honoring the 911, a timeless classic
A gorgeous timepiece in honor of a true classic
There are fewer sports cars as iconic and persistent as the Porsche 911. Performance has improved, and some features like natural aspiration and air cooling have gone the way of the dinosaurs -- but at its core (and in its styling), the 911 is pretty much the same rear engine beauty that Porsche unveiled back in September 1963. It is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, as is a much-loved piece of chronography -- the TAG Heuer Carrera.
So it’s only fitting that TAG Heuer, an equally iconic Swiss watchmaker with strong racing links, has partnered up with Porsche to commemorate the German company’s flagship motor. The “Carrera Chronosprint x Porsche” is a beautiful chronograph and a fantastic bit of engineering. Its styling manages to cram in more references to the 911’s 60-year history than we can count without looking garish or overstated.
BMW, Mercedes Benz offer competing visions of our EV future
BMW is aiming high while Mercedes Benz is becoming more approachable
Mercedes and BMW seem to have an awful lot in common. They’re both German automotive manufacturers, both companies have traditionally produced luxury vehicles, and like many manufacturers, they both believe the future is electric. But if you dig into that last point, things start to diverge.
It’s fair to say that BMW and Mercedes have different viewpoints on where exactly electric vehicles are, or at least should be, heading. Despite its long-standing luxury status, Mercedes is taking the accessibility route when it comes to EV production. The Stuttgart-based company believes that producing affordable electric cars and the increased uptake that comes with a lower price point is the secret to success when it comes to BEVs.