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Reveal Of The Month: January 2020

Our first ever Reveal Of The Month is the 2021 GMC Yukon, which was revealed with a major refresh on January 14th. The new full size GMC will include the following features:

-Two-speed transfer case

-20-inch all-terrain tires

-Off-road mod

-Hill descent control

-Skid plates

-Seats with AT4 exclusive leather and stitching

-Black interior with brandy accents

-Heated front seats, steering wheel, and outboard second-row seats

It will have a 5.3L EcoTec V8 engine, which is standard for SLE, SLT, and AT4 trims. It also offers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine for the Denali trim is the 6.2L EcoTec V8 engine, with a class-leading 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The new Yukon will have the regular Yukon and Yukon XL. The Denali trim is the most luxurious and most expensive trim. It will start to reach dealers this summer, while the AT4 trim will show up around August. The new generation introduces the first Yukon AT4 ever. Current Yukon prices start at about $50K, and streches up to $80K. Pricing for the new one is not yet announced, but it is expected to rise a bit above the current MSRP. You can already tell by its looks that GMC is trying hard to break away from being similar to the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, which was revealed just before the end of 2019. The interior is much more luxurious and is much more spacious and comfortable. The new 10.2 inch touchscreen levels up the technology, along with 9 cameras around the car, and standard automatic emergency braking, and an optional rear-camera mirror and rear pedestrian alert. Also, a 5-inch increase in wheelbase in the standard Yukon model helps it gain about 10 inches of third-row legroom, totaling 34.9 inches and over 10 cubic feet of additional cargo room behind the rear seat, which totals to 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The longer 2021 Yukon XL does not gain quite as much as the standard Yukon. It has grown just under an inch in total length, but there are still gains in legroom and storage space. Towing capacity is not announced.

The new GMC Yukon AT4 (above)

GMC Yukon rear view (above) GMC Yukon AT4 interior (below)

(above) The gearshift handle in the Yukon is now replaced with buttons.

GMC Yukon XL interior is very spacious (above) GMC Yukon Denali (below)

The GMC Yukon and AT4 have different interior designs, the AT4 interior is similar to the Tahoe. Seating maximum is eight people, while styling narrows it to the new GMC key design cues. Overall, GMC's brand new people hauler is new for 2021, with many great improvements.


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