Following the new Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, General Motors unveiled another new SUV, the 2015 GMC Yukon. The car with the familiar name comes in its latest version mixing its old qualities of powerful engines and bold styling with a healthy dose of modern technology features.
The car will launch with Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali models, boasting a couple of new EcoTec3 V8s with flex fuel capability, uprated suspension system, and new Duralife brakes. GMC engineers have put a lot of efforts in making the new model more refined and livable than the old one.
Beneath that bold and beautiful body that is now sleeker and more aerodynamic lots of clever stuff is going on. The new Yukon features lightweight aluminum hood and liftgate panels, laminated windshield and front door glass to enhance quietness, even some new worm screw-style liftgate arms take up less interior space than the previous gooseneck arms. The refined cabin comes with high-end luxury appointments such as soft-touch instrument panel, console and door panel materials with live stitching, and a Bose sound system. The Denali models can even be specified with rear entertainment system.
As for the engines, you have the choice of two EcoTec3 V8 engines: a 5.3 liter with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft, and a 6.2 liter with 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are matched with the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission.
2015 GMC Yukon family will be built at GM’s Arlington, Texas assembly plant, and scheduled to begin arriving at GMC dealerships in the first quarter of 2014.