Two and a half months after its official debut in the United States, General Motors announced the arrival of the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon in Mexico – something that usually happens when a model has already gone on sale in the U.S. market. The company reports that the fifth-generation Yukon will be available in the Mexican market during the second half of this year, including an additional novelty for the Latin country.
In addition to the new-generation model, which features a full exterior and interior redesign as well as a higher level of refinement, GMC will introduce the Yukon XL variant for the first time in Mexico, which offers more space for passengers and cargo. The extended-wheelbase variant has never been marketed in that country until now, as GM considered that it would cannibalize sales of the Chevrolet Suburban – by far its best-selling full-size SUV in that market.
“The 2021 Yukon symbolizes GMC’s highest degree of engineering excellence,” said Marketing Manager for GMC at GM Mexico, Yammil Guaida, in a press release. “With the addition of the Yukon XL on our market, customers will have the opportunity to enjoy increased comfort and premium off-road capabilities that push the driving experience to the limit,” he added.
As with the outgoing generation, the new GMC Yukon will arrive in Mexico exclusively in top-of-the-range Denali trim – at least during its launch stage. We believe that later on, GMC could also add the all-new Yukon AT4 to its offer for the Mexican market, since it’s the variant that really has the “premium off-road” approach the GM executive refers to in the previous paragraph. .
In any case, the truth is that the Denali variants of the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL already confirmed include a single powertrain combination. In this regard, both models feature the 6.2L L87 V8 engine that develops 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, coupled to GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 GMC Yukon will seek to win over customers in Mexico with entirely new proportions and increased cargo capacity, thanks to the GM T1 platform that facilitated a longer wheelbase and the inclusion of an independent rear suspension. In addition, the Denali version now has a unique interior design and a power-sliding center console that further enhances the SUV’s luxury quotient.
The exact on-sale date as well as pricing and equipment details of the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon for Mexico will be announced closer to its official launch in the country.