The General Motors are coming out with the cousin of their full-sized luxury SUV Chevrolet Tahoe, called the 2018 GMC Yukon. More a rebadged version to be fair, the GMC Yukon is expected to replace Tahoe again to create a better appeal for this vehicle. The Yukon is currently in its fourth generation and a change of face is on the cards for the 2018 vehicle.
2018 GMC Yukon – Attractive Design
The 2018 GMC Yukon will undergo a lot of changes to make it an attractive option for the markets again. A larger grille in its front with newly designed LED headlights seem to be the highlights on its front fascia. The fog lights will be sharper and on the rear, taillights will be modified. The mesh design for the grille will probably change to a linear design. Newer colors will be available for this SUV, with some that are currently not available for the existing models. A rear mirror wiping system to has been provided in this vehicle, while a choice between 18, 20 and 22-inch alloy wheels will be on offer.
Interior Features and Tech
The 2018 GMC Yukon is a spacious vehicle, with accommodation for almost 8 adults in its three rows. Elegant leather seats and leather covering for steering and dashboard will be an eye catcher for those who want a luxury car.
The GMC’s state of the art infotainment system will aim to make life easier for its passengers. Amenities like 4G LTE, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and WiFi hotspot will all be provided making this vehicle an attractive option for the tech-savvy travelers. A 7-inch display on the dashboard acts as a console for various features. The safety features like parking assisting and lane departure warning are present in 2018 GMC Yukon. Even hillside assistance and antilock braking have been provided. The frontal airbags will provide safety to the driver while automatic brakes will protect from collisions.
Under the Hood
A 6.2-litre V8 engine is expected to be under the hood of 2018 GMC Yukon. This impressive engine is capable of producing 420 HP and a torque of 460 lb-ft. This engine is considered quite fuel efficient with a return of 16 mpg in cities and 22 mpg on the highway. Another possible option is 5.3 liter V6 that will produce 355 HP. These units will probably come with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Release Date and Expected Price
The 2018 GMC Yukon may be available within the latter half of 2017 or in early 2018. The price of this vehicle will depend on what trim level the customer is opting for. Base models will start at around $50,000. For models up to the range, prices could cross over $70,000. The main competitors of this car are expected to be luxury SUVs like Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.