They’ve done it: General Motors has created an 18-carat rolling active room.
Not alone is the redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon adequate on assorted levels – from the amplitude and the bench affection to the decidedly akin administration – but you can additionally watch YouTube videos or comedy animate video amateur on the alternative factory-installed second-row screens. Once they’re in, your teenagers ability never appetite to leave.
Of course, this is far from actuality a arrangement offering. The Yukon Denali starts at $79,798 with commitment charges, and a quick run through the body and amount action on the GMC Canada website says accouterment one like this analysis assemblage would amount aloof beneath $95,000. You’d anticipate this would accompany sticker shock, but clearly not so much. Brand assembly say they apprehend 80 per cent of Yukon sales to be either the off-road AT4 brand (from $74,698) or the top-of-the-line Denali.
Opting for the closing is the alone way to get the bigger engine, a 6.2-litre V8 authoritative 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm. Other trims appear with a 5.3-litre V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft), and a 3.0-litre agent (277 hp, 460 lb-ft) can be subbed in on the three top trims. Regardless of your agent choice, you’ll get a 10-speed automated transmission, and while two-wheel drive charcoal available, about all Yukons awash in Canada will be able with four-wheel drive.
Where things get absorbing mechanically is in the suspension. Denali and AT4 appear with a alluring ride abeyance as standard, but the alternative adaptive air abeyance smooths out the truck’s reactions to asperous pavement and adds settings that change the ride acme by up to 10 cm (5 cm beneath the absence while anchored for access and exit, for instance, and 5 cm college in 4-low mode). Between this and the truck’s low centre of gravity, you’d be hard-pressed to acquisition a bigger administration ample SUV.
Denali gets its own grille architecture – which is conceivably best declared as dominant, but that seems to be the trend in grilles these canicule – and its own autogenous blueprint with the 10.2-inch infotainment awning inset into the dashboard amidst four accessible colour combinations. The autogenous in this analysis assemblage comes with adorable open-pore copse inlays accomplished with a acclivity stain.
A about-face to absolute rear abeyance agency that there’s now 66 per cent added burden amplitude abaft the third row than the approachable archetypal for a absolute of 722 litres, and third row cartage accept 40 per cent added legroom than they acclimated to.
And the tech appearance are numerous. Nine camera views, a 15-inch head-up display, and up to eight USB ports are available, and accordant phones can affix wirelessly to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay (but sadly, my two-year-old Galaxy S9 cannot). The alternative 12.6-inch rear ball screens accept HDMI and USB ports integrated, acceptation that aggregate from Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, or alike a Playstation can be connected, and Android phones can be projected assimilate the screens application the Miracast app.
The new GMC Yukon and its sibling, the Chevrolet Tahoe, accept set a new criterion for the ample SUV segment. But what’s alike added arresting about this barrage is how General Motors is activity to up the ante for the next-generation Cadillac Escalade, which is due to acreage afore the end of this year. Watch this space.