General Motors apparent the 2021 Yukon SUV in the snow in Vail, Colo., Tuesday, assuming off a array of technologies and improvements advised to set the agent afar from its beneath big-ticket 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe sibling.
The Yukon is an important agent for GMC. The cast awash about 75,000 Yukons aftermost year, 13 percent of GMC’s sales. But they are amid the best assisting cartage for its GM accumulated parent. About 60 percent were awash beneath the flush Denali sub-brand, which generates aerial accumulation margins from affluence agent transaction prices.
General Motors has positioned the GMC cast as a agent of flush trucks and SUVs to abstracted it from Chevrolet and rivals such as Ford and Ram.
The action is to bazaar the cartage as trucks that bodies feel adequate alive and actuality apparent in whether it’s a cruise to a Michelin starred restaurant or beyond a farm, Duncan Aldred, carnality admiral of Buick and GMC, told Trucks.com.
This is the fifth bearing Yukon and it follows the new body-on-frame barter architecture in accompanying cartage in the GM stable, including Chevrolet’s Silverado half-ton pickup, the Tahoe and GMC’s Sierra pickup.
The new Yukon has a 4.9 inch best wheelbase than the antecedent model, fabricated accessible by the new chassis. It has 41 percent added third-row legroom and 66 percent greater burden aggregate abaft the third row compared with the accepted model. The wheelbase of the beyond Yukon XL alternative grew by 4.1 inches. GMC said it has fabricated it easier to get in and out of the third row by installing new sliding second-row seats.
Both new models will go on auction after this year. GMC has not yet appear appraisement or ammunition abridgement for the 2021 Yukon.
Buyers will get to aces from assorted agent options. There is a new adaptation of GM’s 6.2-liter V8 engine, carrying 420 application and 460 pound-feet of torque. The accepted agent is a new to the Yukon calendar 5.3-liter V8. It produces up to 355 application and 383 pound-feet of torque.
Both of those agent choices accept fuel-saving stop/start technology. They additionally accept a new activating ammunition administration affection that enables the agent to accomplish on two to eight cylinders, depending on demand.
The third agent best is a new 3-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine. GMC pairs all three engines with a 10-speed automated transmission.
Jerry Hirsch June 23, 2019
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