Back in March 2023, GM Authority reported that General Motors was considering the GMC Yukon for the Australian market by way of General Motors Specialty Vehicles, or GMSV. Now, it appears as though this ideal is coming to fruition, as Big Red’s full-size SUV will arrive Down Under within the next two years.
“GMSV has made a real impression in the local market and, thanks to this success, we’ve been able to make a strong business case for additional models and this latest arrival is testament to these achievements,” GMSV Director Greg Rowe claimed in a prepared statement. “I’m excited to confirm the new GMC Yukon, will be remanufactured here in Melbourne and will be available in Australia and New Zealand.”
It’s worth noting that GMSV only mentioned a V8 gasoline engine, which makes it unlikely that the Duramax 3.0L I6 diesel engine will be on offer in the Oceanic market. Of course, by the time the Yukon Denali becomes available, the 3.0L I6 LM2 engine will have been replaced by the 3.0L I6 LZ0 engine in the SUV.
“The GMSV journey started in November 2020 with the launch of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, together with the announcement of the very first manufactured right-hand drive Corvette, the C8,” Rowe continued. “The popularity of GMSV and the vehicles we sell through our network has grown substantially in a few short years and this success was what inspired us to investigate the possibility of adding an all-new model to the line-up.”
As of the time of this writing, pricing and specification details have yet to be released. Due to this, such details will become available shortly before the Yukon Denali goes on sale.