The fifth-generation GMC Yukon originally launched for the 2021 model year, with the upcoming 2024 GMC Yukon set to arrive as the fifth-gen’s fourth model year. As GM Authority covered previously, it was originally believed that the 2024 GMC Yukon would introduce a mid-cycle enhancement, otherwise known as a refresh. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that is in fact not the case.
As it turns out, the 2024 GMC Yukon and extended-length 2024 GMC Yukon XL will not introduce a model refresh, but rather, the refresh is now expected for the 2025 model year, or perhaps even later. Notably, it was originally assumed that the entirety of GM’s full-size SUV lineup would be refreshed for the 2024 model year, including the GMC Yukon, Chevy Tahoe, and Chevy Suburban, but new information has come to light which indicates otherwise.
Although the GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL won’t be refreshed for the 2024 model year, the fifth-generation Yukon is still expected to receive a mid-cycle enhancement at some in the future. When it does finally arrive, the refreshed GMC Yukon is expected to debut a new front fascia, a new rear fascia, and redesigned taillight housings, as well as a new roof-mounted communications antenna fin and new 24-inch wheel options.
The refresh will extend into the cabin as well, where we expect to find an overhauled cabin space with a new, larger infotainment screen and a revised center stack. Meanwhile, under the hood, the optional 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine will be replaced by the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, which may afford the correct packaging for inclusion with the AT4 trim level. The naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine will also offer a dual-mode exhaust system.