The famous full-size SUV is probably entering the last year of production, as 2019 GMC Yukon. As you may know, the current generation is present since 2014. Considering that GM insists on shorter production cycles of its most popular models, as well as the fact that the new-generation Sierra is on its ways, it is pretty clear that the new version of this SUV will come in a year or two. Until then, we are about to see no bigger changes. Current design characteristics will carry on to the next year, though we could see some minimal additions. Also, it should be mentioned that some rumors suggest new 10-speed automatic transmission to be offered across the whole model’s lineup. In any case, don’t expect 2019 Yukon to come earlier than usual. It should happen late in the year.
2019 GMC Yukon Should Present the Last Year Model of the Current Generation
The current model is present on the market for some time and the redesign seems pretty close. As you probably know, this model rides on the same platform as famous Sierra and Chevy Silverado trucks, which are about to come completely new for the next year. This is a clear indicator that 2019 GMC Yukon is about to be the last year model of the current generation. In practice, this means no bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar styling, as well as completely same mechanics. Still, some minor updates are possible. Expect to see few new exterior colors, while a new 10-speed automatic transmission is expected to be offered in all trim levels.
The cabin of 2019 GMC Yukon will also remain pretty untouched. We are about to see a familiar dashboard layout, though there is a chance to see some new standard features. The most important novelty should be an all-new MyLink infotainment system. Besides new multimedia, we could also see some new color schemes. A trim level organization will remain the same, though each model should get few novelties.
The base model is called SLE. Although the cheapest version of the SUV, it comes with a lot of standard equipment. Some of the notable features are 18-inch wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-inch touchscreen, 9-speaker audio system and a bunch of other interesting things. For the next year, a nice novelty would be some of the advanced safety systems, such as automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention.
A mid-range SLT gives a nice boost in terms of comfort and convenience. There are power-adjustable seats, heated and ventilated seats, driver memory settings and much more.
Finally, there is a top-level Denali trim, which besides more equipment also comes with several unique visual details, as well as with new suspension and several additional mechanical tweaks.
How long is 2019 GMC Yukon XL?
This SUV comes in two body styles. There is a standard Yukon model, as well as Yukon XL. The latter one is longer and offers even more space inside the cabin, as well as in the trunk. In terms of the overall length, this version is for about 20 inches longer and goes all away up to 224 inches. The wheelbase has been stretched too and it goes around 130 inches (base model features around 116).
2019 GMC Yukon Engines
Although we can hear plenty of rumors about 2019 GMC Yukon Diesel, the fact is that the next-year model is going to continue with the same engines. Base models feature a 5.3-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, 2019 GMC Yukon Denali will feature a 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, we could see changes in transmission. So far, a new 10-speed automatic was available in Denali Trim only. However, latest reports suggest it could become available across the whole lineup, starting from the next year.
2019 GMC Yukon release date and price
When it comes to 2019 GMC Yukon release date, we expect to see it somewhere late in the year. The price should remain unchanged, so base models will go around 50.000 dollars.
How much will 2019 GMC Yukon Denali cost?
This version is also about to keep the same price, which starts around 72.000 dollars.