Without letting their competitors recover in the wake of the 2015 GMC Yukon, GMC is quickly tightening its grip with its 2016 update.This should not be presumed to be a marketing strategy,since GMC has always had quality as its accent.
The modern design, interior style and the capability to haul 8000 pounds, makes the Yukon a fascinating option when it comes to choosing amongst the few remaining full-size SUVs on the market that are made with true intended style and comfort.
The redesigned 2016 GMC Yukon will be produced in the Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali versions. Yukon XL has a 14-inch longer wheelbase than the standard version, for greater third-row legroom and larger trunk.
GMC have focused on improving the features and interior with this refresh. However, they have made sure the exterior isn’t left out by showcasing a sharper, more streamlined approach to the typically boxy and clumsy looking shape of more traditional SUVs.The two new 22 inch wheel designs and a high strength steel frame add to the powerful yet impeccably stylish look, providing customers with a versatile vehicle that wouldn’t look a miss in the family driveway, or within the bright lights of some of America’s most glamorous night spots. In addition on the improvements that have been the model for the 2016 year are: Inlaid doors fit into the body side openings to reduce wind noise and improve aerodynamics, Laminated windshield and front door glass to enhance quietness, keyless entry fob. There are also two new colors that can be ordered with an additional charge Crimson Red Tintcoat (SLE, SLT and Denali) and White Frost Tricoat (SLT and Denali). A rear-vision camera system is standard on all models.
2016 GMC Yukon XL
2016 GMC Yukon Interior
The word cabin does no justice for an interior that provides such appeal, soft-touch fabric and the Denali trim, creating a luxurious experience, this is more than just your ordinary look. The soundproofing of the cabin has proved to be a particular hit; the triple seal doors and laminated windshield provide excellent protection from outside noise. There is an array of modern features available for those who wish to add to the standard design, such as mood lighting, tri-zone automatic climate control system(standard on all models), Blu-Ray entertainment, eight-inch-diagonal customizable driver display with three available user themes (compatible with Apple CarPlay), head-up display (Denali models), multiple USB ports, 110-volt three-prong outlet, Wireless phone charging and a Bose surround sound system.
The rest of the interior is also excellent designed, rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-Ray / DVD player, wireless headphones, USB port and SD card slot, fold-flat Second-and third-row seats, Heated second-row outboard seats, Cargo Management system that includes a cargo net and much more.
2016 GMC Yukon Denali Interior
Engine Specs and Performance
The upgraded engine in Yukon Denali is GMC’s 6.2-liter V-8 paired with the Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission, a sizeable increase from the standard 5.3-liter V-8 in the 2016 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, SLE and SLT models. For fellow petrol heads, the real excitement around the 2016 upgrade is the enhancement in power. A top speed of 125 mph, the vehicle also makes 420 horse power and 460 pound-feet, whereas the smaller model had “only” 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6L80, six-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to this, EcoTec3 engine cutting edge technology has allowed for the introduction of direct injection and cylinder-deactivation technology. This has helped deliver strong acceleration and an impressive fuel economy, that on the highway with 5.3 liter engine is about 23 mpg and 16 mpg in the city . Stronger option has a fuel economy of 15/21 mpg (2WD) and 14/20 mpg (4WD).
Price and Release Data
Coming in at under $50, 000, the GMC Yukon 2016 provides a highly technical, powerful and stylish vehicle that represents impressive value for money within the current SUV market. You won’t have to wait much longer either, with a projected release date of summer 2015, the countdown is on until fans can get in on the action.
The main competitors in Class full-size SUV (sports utility vehicle) is a new Chevrolet Suburban and Lincoln Navigator.