General Motors Company has made improvements for many of its vehicles. The upgrades and arrival of new models are performed in a planned manner, so we are witnessing that changes and improvements come in segments. We will look at the improvement in the SUV segment of the company. Specifically, on a full-size SUV. Namely, the 2018 GMC Yukon comes with advanced transmission. More precisely, the DENALI version of this body-on-frame SUV model gets a new 10-speed automatic transmission. This type of improvement is intended for all SUV models of the company, which own 6.2-liter V8 engine.
The new Yukon DENALI is not the only SUV from the GM lineup, which receives the aforementioned transmission. In addition to this, 2018 Chevy Tahoe and 2018 Cadillac Escalade are also available for this transmission. From earlier, this gearbox is built into the Camaro ZL1. However, this improvement is not only predicted for the SUV line. The new Corvette C8, as well as the Cadillac ATS-V and Cadillac CTS-V, are included in the change program.
For now, this is the only announced GMC Yukon 2018 upgrade. It is believed that greater and more extensive improvements were not expected. Specifically, this model has been completely redesigned in 2015. However, although changes have not been announced, they do not mean that they will not come to them. It is expected that the 2018 model will be available in the last quarter of 2017. Then you will see what brings this new GMC full-size SUV.
Specs, Trims and Price
Both the 2018 GMC Yukon and the 2018 GMC Yukon XL continue to offer the same drive units. For the SLE and SLT versions, a 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque is in charge. This EcoTec3 V8 engine provides the best-in-class fuel economy, which is 16 mpg city/23 mpg hwy. For the DENALI version, a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque is reserved. Offer advanced transmission, it should raise the economy of this model.
As before, GMC Yukon will offer a standard version and version with extended inter-axis distance, called GMC Yukon XL. In both versions, the company offers SLE, SLT and DENALI trim levels. In addition to these standard versions, the Premium Edition model is also available. This model is based on the SLT trim level version. 2018 Yukon Premium Edition is also available for standard Yukon and Yukon XL.
2018 GMC Yukon Price
The price of the new model remains at the level of the 2017 model. The 2018 GMC Yukon SLE – $ 48,500, SLT $ 57,300, and the DENALI version will cost $ 66,000. On the other hand, the new Yukon XL will have prices of $ 51,200 for SLE, SLT- $ 60,100 and Yukon XL DENALI with a price of $ 68,700. All these prices are for versions with 2WD, while the price for the 4WD version is $ 3,000 higher for each model and each version.