The 2023 GMC Yukon is the third model year for the current fifth-generation full-size SUV, debuting a selection of changes and updates as compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned when the start of regular production for the 2023 GMC Yukon is slated to begin.
According to GM Authority sources, the start of regular production for the 2023 GMC Yukon is scheduled to kick off on July 18th, 2022. Production will once again take place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
One of the most impactful changes introduced by the 2023 GMC Yukon is the debut of the Yukon Denali Ultimate trim level. Framed as “the most premium Yukon ever offered,” the Yukon Denali Ultimate is equipped with a selection of both exterior and interior upgrades, the former of which include unique 22-inch seven-spoke wheels and Vader Chrome trim, while the latter includes Alpine Umber full-grain leather upholstery, Paldao woodgrain trim, and the optional GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system. To note, the 2023 GMC Yukon will not be available to order with the GM Super Cruise system at the start of regular production.
Another notable update for the 2023 model year is the deletion of three exterior paint options, specifically, Satin Steel Metallic, Hunter Metallic, and Cayenne Red Tintcoat. In their stead, the 2023 GMC Yukon will introduce four new hues, including Titanium Rush Metallic, Frosted Pine Metallic, Volcanic Red Tintcoat, and Sterling Metallic.
As for the greasy bits, the GMC Yukon is offered with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Providing the underpinnings is the GM T1 platform.