The GMC Yukon has remained visually the same since the redesigned model debuted for the 2015 model year. Now, three years later, the Denali version of this large SUV is set to get some very mild updates, some of which are visual.
Visually, the shape and proportions of the Yukon Denali remain the same, but its grille will be all-new. It will feature a multidimensional design that the automakers created in a layered manner to give it a more premium appearance. This grille will also allow better airflow to the engine compartment and boast shutters for reduced drag.
The mild changes will continue inside. Here, the already well-appointed Yukon Denali’s cabin will include a new Mastique ash wood trim,
Under its hood, the Yukon Denali will continue with its 6.2-liter V-8 engine that cranks out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. However, this engine will pair with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. This unit will provide a wide gear range, allowing it to deliver improved highway fuel economy without impacting its low-end power.
As for the non-Denali Yukon, there is no mention of any updates. Chances are, it’ll remain unchanged, but there are also rumblings of a new eight-speed automatic transmission in place of the current six-speed unit.
Pricing will come as we approach the 2018 Yukon’s fall arrival at dealerships. Stay tuned for updates.