The Yukon is a full-size, extended length SUV produced by General Motors, under the GMC badge. It is a close relative of legendary Chevrolet Suburban, which is one of the longest-running models in car history. Most of the parts are identical, while only some visual characteristics are different. The Yukon XL name appeared for the first time in 2000, when 10th generation of Suburban came. Nowadays, this model is in its thirteen generation. New model came last year as 2015 year model. If you consider this fact, it is hard to believe that 2016 GMC Yukon XL will feature some bigger change. However, this model will also come with some updates.
2016 GMC Yukon XL specs
This excellent SUV might be still a very fresh model, but in the second year of its production we will also see many novelties. When it is about design, 2016 GMC Yukon XL will keep the same characteristics. The exterior look will remain the same and only novelty will be two new color options. Those are Crimson Red Tintcoat and White Frost Tricoat, which will be available only on higher trims. Much more changes we will see inside the cabin. The 2016 Yukon XL will come with many new features. Probably the most important novelty is about safety. We will see a new, enhanced driver alert package, which will include features like power-adjustable pedals, forward collision alert, IntelliBeam headlamps, lane keep assist and a safety alert seat. The large 8-inch screen will be a standard feature already in LS model, instead of 4-inch display. The 2016 GMC Yukon XL will also come with features like new liftgate shield which is added to the Theft Protection Package and new advanced audio system.
2016 GMC Yukon XL engine
When it is about engine, changes are not expected. The 2016 GMC Yukon XL will continue to be offered in just one variant, when it is about powertrain. It is a 5.3 liter V8 engine, which has maximum output of 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with 6-automatic transmission and when it is about fuel economy, it makes around 18 mpg in a combined drive.
The 2016 GMC Yukon XL release date and price
The 2016 GMC Yukon XL will arrive late this year. When it is about the price, it will go in a pretty much same range as 2015 year model, which means about 50.000 dollars for a base model.