The GMC Yukon has always been popular among large families and adventurers. This full-size SUV is now in its second generation, and the 2018 model year has attracted some tiny improvements. Those are seen on the Denali trim that has a new chrome grille with busy aero shutters so that it provides better fuel efficiency.
2019 GMC Yukon Redesign and Preview
As well, it features the new 10-speed automatic gearbox and HID headlamps using LED DRLs. However, the 2019 GMC Yukon is also declared which will probably be the last model of the present generation; therefore, it is going to arrive with some little updates only. And, a significant overhaul and a new generation model will most likely happen in 2020 or 2021. So, from the 2019 model year, we expect only minor refreshments in the exterior styling and people might be a few new exterior colors.
As well, the interior should also obtain a few more color combinations as well as the newest MyLink infotainment system. In the engine department, the carmaker will not use any changes except it might present the new 10-speed automatic in most of the trims. Furthermore, the Yukon is going to be available also as an extended-length version called the Yukon XL. And it’ll be offered in the exact trim levels as the current model. It comes in SLE, SLT, and Denali versions.
2019 GMC Yukon Exterior, Interior Design
The 2019 GMC Yukon will remain the same as the present model which has turned into a new grille design, HID headlamps and LED daytime running lights at the range-topping Denali trims. It rides on the conventional 18-inch wheel while the bigger 22-inch ones are optional. This time, it may just get updated palette of the exterior colors.
The cottage of the 2019 GMC Yukon could also receive several new color combinations along with the newest MyLink infotainment system only. However, space and the tech features should remain the same. All the models include an 8.0inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rearview camera, automatic wipers, automatic three-zone climate control, and Bose audio system.
The mid-range SLE includes heated front and second rows of chairs, leather, ventilated front seats, keyless ignition, and a heated steering wheel. The navigation, a moonroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, and automatic emergency braking are optional. The Denali includes an upgraded Bose audio, magnetically controlled suspension, 20-inch wheels, and active noise canceling.
2019 GMC Yukon Engine
The base engine of the 2019 GMC Yukon will be a 5.3-liter V-8. This unit will have the ability to create 355 hp and 383 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to some 6-speed automatic transmission and features rear-wheel and optional all-wheel drive systems. With RWD, this engine has 16/23 mpg and with AWD 16/22 mpg.
The Denali trim is powered with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that is capable of providing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This device works with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. This unit is not as efficient and with RWD, it is rated at 14/23 mpg. With all-wheel drive is estimated to be 14/22 mpg.
2019 GMC Yukon Release Date, Price
The 2019 GMC Yukon should appear in late 2018. The price will stay the same, and it begins at roughly $50,000. The STE prices around $61,000 while the Denali goes around $70,000 and much more.