According to the information we have got, the fans of full-size SUVs can start looking forward to the fifth generation of GMC Yukon that has been planned to hit the market as a 2020 GMC Yukon model. After four generations of this popular crossover and lots of minor refreshments and updates, the major redesign should finally be expected in about two years time.
- the long-wheelbase XL version available,
- improved exterior and interior design,
- available 10-speed automatic transmission
- cramped space for the third-row passengers in the regular model.
The next-generation GMC Yukon is expected to hit the market as a full-size three-row SUV. When it comes to exterior of the 2020 GMC Yukon, this model has definitely been expected to appear more attractive than its predecessor. It should also show more aggressive and muscular exterior styling. It has been said that the upcoming Yukon will ride on the GMT1 platform that this model will share with Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. This SUV will also be available with its longer wheelbase, known as the Yukon XL. The extended length of this version will definitely promise more space inside its three-row cabin. The appearance and other features of this XL configuration have mostly been compared to its rival Chevrolet Suburban. The new Yukon should be available in three trim levels, with the SLT being the base and the Denali being the top trim level. The Yukon is also expected to improve its suspension system as well as its towing capacity. However, it won’t be as capable as its rival Ford Expedition.
As we have already mentioned, the 2020 GMC Yukon will offer three rows of seats that should accommodate up to eight passengers. If you choose the XL configuration with its longer wheelbase, there will be no space issues involved. However, if you choose the regular Yukon, things might get a bit cramped when it comes to third row passengers. Also, the Yukon will provide less cargo space than the family-oriented Ford Expedition. Be that as it may, the new Yukon will definitely show some innovative interior design with lots of significant updates in terms of technology as well as safety. The driver will probably get an 8.0-inch IntelliLink infotainment touch-screen with the three-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a rearview camera and others.
The 2020 GMC Yukon should be one of the most fuel-efficient models among the competition. The upcoming Yukon will probably use either a 3.0-liter or a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6, but some other more powerful engine choices will be available as well. For instance, this SUV could come with a 5.3-liter V8 that delivers the output of 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It would be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the top end Denali might come with a 6.2-liter V8 that is expected to hit 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It would be mated to a brand-new ten-speed automatic transmission.
2020 GMC Yukon Release Date and Price
Although the official release date of the 2020 GMC Yukon hasn’t been confirmed yet, the fans might expect it in fall 2019. The Yukon is expected to be more expensive than its competitor Chevrolet Tahoe so the price of the base model could start at $48,000.
Competitors: Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Tahoe.