Expect some updates and changes for the 2018 GMC Yukon but not so much because the ride is already appealing and good looking as it is – or at least, that’s what the company thinks. If you want a powerful SUV with the solid stance and muscular platform, this is the ideal ride to choose – not to mention that you can always load people and also cargo.
GMC Yukon has always been known as the boxy full size SUV able to accommodate many people onboard. If you take a look at the design, you are probably wondering why such a boxy design can be quite ordinary common and yet manage to sell out pretty well. For the 2018 model, the company will do some refreshed updates and changes, adding up an extra $1000 to the sales price. But they won’t be doing any grandeur or extravagant work for the new 2018 GMC Yukon.
Price and Release Date
There hasn’t been any official confirmation from the company about the release of the new 2018 GMC Yukon but it is predicted that the new model should be available at dealerships around the middle of 2017. The flagship Denali should be available later on, not long after the official release.
And as for the price, you should expect a slight increase despite the company’s attempt to keep it stable and constant. Because of the minor changes and the inflation, expect an increase of $1000 to the base model, where the starting price should begin from $70,000. Seems to much? Well, it is due for the improved features.
As it was mentioned before, there aren’t much to expect from the minor changes except for the bumpers in rear and front, the front grille, and headlamps. Yes, they are minor but they can significantly change the overall look of the ride itself. Thanks to these changes, you can have a refreshed styling and model with very little attempts. New colors are possible included for the new 2018 GMC Yukon.
Some changes are due for the interior cabin as well, focusing on the technologies and features. You can expect better safety features as well as entertainment technologies, such as WiFi connectivity, anti collision technology, navigation, airbags, rear view camera, Bluetooth, and also stability control – among the others. It is highly likely that new materials will also be included to improve comfort so you should expect chrome accents, high quality trim, and also luxurious wooden insets.
For this new model, Yukon will be coming with V8 engine with 5.3 liter capacity that is delivering 355 bhp for the base trim. For the higher trim Denali, it will be using the V8 enngine with 6.2 liter capacity that is delivering 420 bhp, both with cylinder deactivation and direct fuel injection to improve efficiency and economy. It is paired with the new automatic eight speed transmission (no longer using the auto six speed system) with standard rear wheel driving system or the optional four wheel type. Good things should be expected from this upcoming 2018 GMC Yukon.