In the past, the GMC Yukon used to be the unbeatable full-size crossover in the US market. And although some other companies have started to get into the crossover competition, the new and improved 2018 GMC Yukon Denali model should keep the brand at the top. The updated model will come in two lengths – the standard version, and the extended version called Yukon XL, which will be using either the all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.
In addition, you can expect several design changes in the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali version, including changes to the front bumper, as well as the grille. At the same time, the company is coming up with a new exhaust pipes design for this model, plus a redesigned tail lamp and new back bumper style.
2018 GMC Yukon Denali – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
Speaking of exterior design, there isn’t going to be an extreme change to the car, although the company has prepared several very pleasant changes to how the car will look in its 2018 version. The 2018 GMC Yukon Denali has a lot in common with the new Sierra in terms of exterior design.
In the front, the model is going to be influenced by some of the latest GMC models, with somewhat more rounded corners and a massive grille, as always. You should also expect the wheels and the tires of the new model to be larger and possibly to see a lower suspension system. A lot of the interior design is going to be similar to that of most trucks sharing the same platform.
Therefore, there should be no surprises in terms of climate controls, seats, the steering wheel, or the entertainment system. With that said, the central console design is expected to have some changes and an addition of extra modular settings. Finally, the infotainment system of the truck might get an upgrade to its screen size, similar to that of the Tahoe model.
2018 GMC Yukon Denali – Engine and Performance
According to GMC’s plans, the standard engine option for the truck will be 323.4 cubic inches V8, that will generate 383 pound-feet torque, 355 hp and will feature a 6-speed HD automatic transmission with overdrive. As an alternative to the rear-wheel version, it is possible to pay extra and get the four-wheel drive option instead.
There isn’t going to be a change in the 0 to 60 mph acceleration speed of the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali model. It will take 5.8 seconds to accelerate, with the top speed of 112 mph. The MPG values for Yukon are 15 in a city and 22 on a highway. The car should be able to hold up to 39 cubic feet of cargo and has 176 cubic feet area for the passengers.
2018 GMC Yukon Denali – Price and Release Date
Currently, the MSRP price for the truck is $49,725 while the fair market price in the US market is expected to be between $45,848 and $47901, which is roughly the same the as the previous models of the SUV. The release date of the GMC Yukon Denali 2018 is scheduled towards the end of 2017, yet it will become widely available sometime during 2018.