The all-new 2015 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali models made their debut today and promise to deliver more power, greater capability and refinement and a quieter interior. Although the Yukon and Yukon XL share the design, architectural and powertrain elements the Yukon XL has an approximately 14-inch longer wheelbase and is 20 inches longer overall.
As a result, it provides greater legroom for third-row passengers and twice the cargo room behind the third-row seat. Some of the highlights of the 2015 Yukon lineup include: fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo capability and convenience, all-new cargo management system, power rear liftgate with multiple programmable height settings, standard eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen radio with enhanced IntelliLink and available navigation, eight-inch-diagonal customizable driver display with three available user themes and available head-up display (Denali models), multiple USB ports, SD slots and accessory, Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens on Yukon XL, conversation mirror, keyless entry and push-button start.
Some of the exterior features include new inlaid doors that fit into the body side openings, laminated windshield and front door glass to enhance quietness, lightweight aluminum hood and liftgate panels, standard rear spoiler on the liftgate, new 18-, 20- and 22-inch wheels, including standard 20-inch wheels on Denali. At the interior we find better materials, premium infotainment, Bose sound system and seats with dual-firmness foam.
Denali models feature active noise cancelation technology to make the interior quieter. Under the hood, we find the new 5.3-liter V8 engine on the Yukon and Yukon XL models (same used by the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe) developing 355 hp and 519 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque.
The 2015 Yukon Denali models come with a 6.2-liters V8 engine with 420 hp and 450 hp (610 lb-ft) of torque. Both engines are matched with the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Yukon will be built at GM’s Arlington, Texas assembly plant and the vehicles will arrive at GMC dealerships in the first quarter of 2014.
Inside, the freshly-minted 2015 Yukon's accurately built interior presents a tranquil cabin, premium materials and top-of-the-line infotainment options. Examples are soft-touch instrument board, console and door panel materials with live stitching and intentional usage of ambient lighting in functional areas, including first-and second-row foot wells and the center console. All models have a default Bose sound system, seats with dual- firmness foam and an ambient air vent intended to maximize comfortability for front-seat occupants.
Denali models integrate active noise cancelation cutting-edge technology to make the interior calmer.
There are more storage choices in the all-new Yukon lineup that includes a compartmentalized center console that is sufficiently substantial to store a laptop or iPad and has provisions for hanging file folders and other organizational elements, particularly for consumers whose vehicle likewise serves as a moving office.
The 2015 Yukon lineup conveys a more prominent capacity and more significant enhancements through new and improved chassis and suspension systems. A completely boxed frame – made out of more than 75 percent high-quality steel – supports a tranquil and relaxed ride. New shear-style body mounts integrated to the frame remarkably enhance firmness and add to the Yukon's sleek ride.