In order to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption, GM company intends to improve the Yukon full-size SUV. In the mid-2015, 2016 GMC Yukon should get a new 6.2-liter V8 engine EcoTec3 and new 8L90E 8-speed automatic transmission. This combination allowing it to improve fuel economy.
GMC Yukon is almost identical to another one full-size SUV from GM’s game, the Chevrolet Tahoe. While the Yukon replaced Jimmy SUV, Tahoe is the successor to the popular Chevrolet Blazer models. The inspiration for the name of the Yukon refers to the northern Yukon Territory of Canada. In addition to the standard version, also available version with a longer wheelbase, GMC Yukon XL. The vehicle is sold in the US market, Canada, Mexico and the Middle East market. On the market of the Middle East is not available only in Israel.
2016 GMC Yukon – Design and Specs
Design, the new model will be the same as the model on which it is based, all new 2015 GMC Yukon. Is set to GMT K2UG platform. This platform offers traditional body-on-frame truck-based SUV design and construction. At the same time, when it launched the redesigned 2015 model, presented its XL version, with the same promotion. The redesign included the front fascia, base of the A-pillars back. This now includes inlaid doors that tuck into the door sills, instead of over them, improving aerodynamics and fuel economy, and lessens interior noise. The hood and liftgate panels are now made of aluminum in an effort to reduce vehicle weight. A more-efficient, direct-injected EcoTec3 powertrain coupled with improved aerodynamics help now offer greater estimated highway fuel economy for the SUVs.
The interior, the new 2016 Yukon, is equipped with the latest and most modern systems, and is made from the latest materials. Seats are filled with a special foam, which provides exceptional comfort. There is a standard Bose sound system, and SD card slots. Laminated glass is used for the windshield and front windows, and significantly reduces the impact of noise in the cabin.
The idea of a hybrid version, for now it is rejected, so that the only mention of improving represents 6.2-liter V8 engine EcoTec3, and new, 8L90E 8-speed automatic transmission. In addition to this engine, the standard is available and 5.3-liter V8 engine EcoTec3 with 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. 2016 GMC Yukon also has a 2-speed Autotrac active transfer case. It offers the possibility of driver shift-on-the-fly capability from 2WD to 4WD at any speed, using a rotary control.
Price of 2016 Yukon
In addition to the standard model, on offer is and the Yukon XL version. Both versions are available with the Denali trim level. Price 2016 GMC Yukon ranges from $ 47.740, XL version costs $ 50.440, Yukon Denali $ 64.520, and the price for the 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali is $ 67.220.