Chevrolet made a lot of fans when it revealed the 2018 Tahoe Rally Sport Truck (RST). Now, GMC is following in Chevy’s footsteps with the 2019 Yukon Graphite Performance Edition.
The SUV gains the Tahoe and Suburban RST’s 6.2-liter L86 V8 engine good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The mill is married to GM’s 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission and a specifically-tuned Magnetic Ride Control suspension. However, unlike its RST cousin, there’s no brake upgrades or Borla exhaust present.
Instead, the 2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition keeps things subdued with plenty of black accents. Included with the special-edition SUV are 22-inch bright machined wheels with Carbon Flash Metallic pockets, black assist steps with gloss black accents, premium black chrome grille mesh insert and fog lamp surrounds, body-color grille surround, black roof rails, gloss black beltline moldings and additional black trim.
The SUV also gains an active two-speed transfer case for 4WD models, a trailer brake controller, a head-up display, and eight-inch touchscreen with navigation.
Buyers can opt for the Graphite Performance Edition on any Yukon SLT model in both Yukon and Yukon XL configuration, and in either RWD or 4WD variations.
Oh, and GMC will sell buyers a Yukon Graphite Edition minus all the extra gusto from the 6.2-liter V8. But that’s nowhere near as cool.