2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition Is Brand’s Tahoe RST7
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.
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I really hope these RST trucks are testing the waters for true SS models again. Would be great to see a Silverado SS.
2019 Reg cab short box (double and crew options)
Twin turbo V8 at 500hp 550lb-ft on a 10spd with sportier programming and selectable paddle shift
eDiff from the Corvette
Cloth non power interior (leather option)
18″ forged aluminum rims on good rubber (20 option)
4 wheel disk brakes
Lowered 2″ on MRC suspension
Dual sport exhaust (Borla)
Chevy performance cold air intake
Different hood/front fascia
Sleek rear bumper (no steps, lower profile)
Would be a hell of a truck. Then copy that formula to the Tahoe and the like.
Like this is just disappointing cause it’s the same engine in the Cadillac, Gmc, Chevrolet, no horsepower or torque upgrade like just the same old Sihh like I’m a big GM Fan but this Sihh just a F-ing let down we
That’s a good looking truck!
I can already imagine the Dillon M134 mini-gun popping up on a 360-degree gun turret from the roof a la Secret Service style 🙂
It’s not the old original GM, it’s the liberal version and their working on phasing out the V8 as we know it. I couldn’t even buy an Equinox with a V6 and I refuse to drive anything less.So I guess I have to keep driving the old stuff.
Umm… the new 2.0 turbocharged inline 4 is an upgrade in nearly every way from the ancient 3.6L V6 in the old Equinox, not to mention the fact that the new Equinox lost a fair bit of weight, offers a hilariously better interior, and hilariously better tech. Oh, and fuel economy. The old Equinox V6 was approximately comparable to a 2012 full size truck’s fuel economy and that was driven lightly.
Sorry you’re stuck in 1995.
The Borla exhaust modification should be standard and part of the package. GM needs to save money by jettisoning a few MBA bean counters.
time to build a hi-perf. ss Tahoe/Yukon something they talked about years ago