2018 GMC Yukon: Denali, XL, Release Date

The General Motors Company is working on the new and more refined Yukon model. So, we are hoping to see soon the brand new 2018 GMC Yukon. This full size SUV has always been known for its capability, great towing and an excellent off-road ability. It is very spacious and it is able to welcome up to nine passengers. As well, it is very well equipped and offers plenty of latest modern features. So, we can conclude that it is a great choice for long trips and big families.

This model has been given a major overhaul a couple of years ago. Therefore, we probably won’t see any revolutionary and significant changes. The current model offers roomy and comfortable cabin, modern equipment, attractive styling and powerful engines under the hood. So, for the 2018 model year, we might see some small refreshments inside and out and minor tech upgrades. On the other hand, the car maker has big plans for the luxury trim called Yukon Denali which will receive the new 10-speed gearbox, new grille, new interior trim and a few cosmetic changes.

The main rivals of the new GMC Yukon will be Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition.

2018 GMC Yukon front

2018 GMC Yukon types of engines and performances

When it comes to the engine, the all new 2018 GMC Yukon will use the same unit as its forerunner. It is the standard 5.3-liter V-8 engine. This unit is able to develop 355 horses and 383 pound-feet of torque. The current model is paired with a six-speed gearbox. However, this time it could get an 8-speed or even a 10-speed automatic which will be used in the Denali model from now on.

Furthermore, the Denali version will be powered with a 6.2-liter V-8 unit which is able to produce 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Like we have just said, it will be paired with a new 10-speed transmission which should significantly improve its fuel efficiency. It will be available with both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations. Its maximum towing capacity will be around 8,500 pounds.

Design of exterior and interior

Speaking of the exterior design of the 2018 GMC Yukon, we are pretty much sure that it will keep the same look as the current model. This model is known for its rugged and boxy appearance and it won’t be different this time either. However, the Denali model should receive a new design of the grille and a few more cosmetic upgrades.

2018 GMC Yukon rear

As for the interior, the 2018 GMC Yukon will feature spacious, comfortable and nicely equipped cabin. The standard model and so as the Denali version will be available in the long-wheelbase Yukon XL trim too which will provide even more space inside. The Denali will add an attractive wood trim as well.

All the trims will come standard with Bose audio system with nine speakers, tri-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and so on.

Moreover, the top trim will be upgraded with blind-spot monitors, premium sound system, leather upholstery, rear cross traffic etc.

Release date and price of the 2018 GMC Yukon

The 2018 GMC Yukon should go on sale in the end of this year, probably in the fall. As for the price, it should start at around $50,000.

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