Standing as the fourth model year of Big Red’s fifth-generation SUV, the 2024 GMC Yukon and 2024 GMC Yukon XL were originally expected to feature a mid-cycle refresh. However, this revision has been deferred to the 2025 model year, so the two full-size SUVs will carry on with minor updates and changes for the 2024 model year. Now, production of the 2024 Yukon and 2024 Yukon XL has officially commenced.
The start of regular production (SORP) of the 2024 GMC Yukon and 2024 GMC Yukon XL was originally scheduled for November 6th, 2023. However, this date was ultimately delayed, likely due to the UAW strike at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
In regard to the upcoming mid-cycle refresh, the exterior will feature an updated front fascia with GMC’s latest signature C-shaped headlight treatment, the design of which will be similar to the 2024 GMC Acadia. The rear fascia will also receive a revised set of taillamps, along with redesigned exhaust outlets.
On the inside, the interior will be overhauled to feature a new digital instrument panel, plus a new, larger infotainment screen.
Under the hood, a majority of the engines from the 2024 model year will carry over into the 2025 model year, including the 5.3L V8 L84 and 6.2L V8 L87 powerplants. However, the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine is expected to replace the current 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. The GM 10-speed automatic transmission will handle the shifting duties.
Official launch details have yet to be released, but both revised full-size SUVs will continue to ride on the GM T1 platform, while production will continue to take place at the aforementioned GM Arlington plant.