The trio of GMC Yukons that we know and love in the United States—the all-new 2015 GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL and flagship GMC Yukon Denali—are now available in the United Arab Emirates, giving consumers greater capability and refinement, more power, a new fold-flat rear seats, and a quieter interior. And due to a new family of EcoTec3 engines, the trio is expected to deliver the segment’s best V-8 performance and fuel economy.
“The Yukon and Yukon XL was engineered from the ground up, building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology,” says GMC Brand Manager Nadim Ghrayeb. “And when it comes to the tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever – and with more style.”
Yukon and Yukon XL share plenty of elements, but the Yukon XL has an approximately 14-inch longer wheelbase and is approximately 20 inches longer overall, giving more legroom for third-row passengers and almost twice the storage area behind the third-row seat. “Although they are based on a similar architecture, Yukon and Yukon XL are distinctive products that appeal to different customers,” said Ghrayeb. “Versatility and spaciousness are valued by customers for both vehicles, but the Yukon XL is the choice for families with more children and those with lifestyles that require its unique combination of passenger- and cargo-hauling capabilities. In fact, Yukon XL owners are more than twice as likely to transport passengers daily in the third-row seat.”
The distinctive Denali models feature the signature chrome grille and unique exterior appointments, including exclusive high-intensity discharge headlamps. They also feature active noise cancellation technology to make the interior quieter. Unlike the other Yukons, the Denali comes standard with a 6.2L engine that delivers the segment’s best horsepower and torque – 420 horsepower and 624 Nm of torque.