The GMC Yukon has been around for over a decade now, yet it still continues to be relevant in the SUV segment. Chevrolet also has a similar model with GM’s Yukon known as Tahoe. Yukon is named after the Yukon Territory in Northern Canada. Given the ever increasing competition among full-size SUV’s, the automaker has seen the need to redesign the current version for it to soldier on and retain its glory. In this regard, the manufacturer will offer the SUV market a redesigned Yukon in the year 2016. The new model is said to be more stylish and highly functional. It is said to be based on the body on frame K2XXX platform which was used in making the 2014 GMC Sierra. The 2016 GMC Yukon will be an impressive edition of this renowned SUV. This model is specifically made to serve large families.
2016 GMC YUKON: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
This 2016 GMC Yukon will be much more aerodynamic and it will be made out of great materials. This new model’s body will also be made in a more muscular manner unlike the previous models. Some of the expected exterior changes include a new chrome grille, 20 inch alloy wheels with newly designed spokes, bolder bumpers, refreshed headlights, newly styled fog lights and a new rear wiper. Then automaker will offer one model with a longer wheelbase and it will be known as XL.
Its interior will be more modern and elegant with noise reduction features and increased cabin space. Its entry system will be enhanced to offer easy access to all seats. This car will be made in a three row seat configuration in order for it to accommodate eight passengers. Its seats will be quite comfy and they will be upholstered using fine leather. As for the interior features, new and upgraded infotainment and entertainment features will be available. The interior will be made out of carbon fiber and aluminum. They include a modern navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, and cruise control, a quality CD player with great sound system, electric steering wheel, dual-zone air conditioning system, 8 inch LCD screen and many more. When it comes to security features, the 2016 GMC Yukon will come with ABS brake assist, rear view camera, air bags, sensors, stability and traction control, lane departure warning, parking assist and cruise control and many more.
2016 GMC YUKON: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
This redesigned 2016 GMC Yukon will run on the Ecotec3 engines which are entirely eco-friendly. One of the engines is a 5.3 liter V8 with the ability to generate 355 horsepower and 520 nm of torque. This engine’s fuel efficiency is rated at 16 mpg within the city and 18 mpg on the highway. Another more powerful engine is expected to be offered although its availability is still in doubtful. This engine is a 6.2 liter V8 which produces 420 horsepower and 610 Nm of torque. The available engines will be mates with a six speed automatic transmission which in turn will transfer power to the AWD mechanism.
2016 GMC Yukon: Release Date and Price
This legendary 2016 GMC Yukon will most probably be unveiled in fall of 2015. Buyers should expect to purchase this new model at about $ 45 000.