All-new 2021 Yukon cars from General Motors have arrived in the Middle East, and this week we will show you our test drive of the most important new GMC car after we recently introduced its sister from the second mother, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
The stunning lineup is headlined by the upscaled Denali and first-ever AT4, and the next-generation SUVs offer class-leading technology, more spacious interior, and bolder design, complemented by state-of-the-art engineering and performance.
Representing the pinnacle of GMC craftsmanship, the all-new 2021 Yukon exterior styling is more striking than ever, with bold and distinctive lines made with the Middle East customer in mind. The Denali’s trademark Galvano chrome grille, for instance, is larger and more detailed. In fact, it features a precise dimensional pattern with over 10,000 individual reflective surfaces. The all-new 2021 Yukon also benefits from advanced lighting technology – GMC’s C-shaped front lighting signature is conveyed through a prominent “light blade” that delivers uniform LED illumination for the daytime running lamps.
Inside the all-new Yukon, the interior has also been completely redesigned across the range, highlighted by a Denali-exclusive interior and a new, class-leading available Center Console Fridge as well as a choice of four unique color themes, giving customers unparalleled personalization options.
For the mechanics of the new GMC Yukon, customers can choose between two engines:
- The first is a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 420hp and it’s the most powerful engine in this category of full-size SUVs.
- The second is the standard 5.3 liter V8.
Both engines feature stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on two to eight cylinders, to optimize power and efficiency. Furthermore, both engines are mated to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission with GMC’s Electronic Precision Shift push-button gear selector.
At the pinnacle of the all-new 2021 Yukon lineup is the more upscale Denali and the first-ever Yukon AT4. The Denali offers customers a first-class experience thanks to its bold design, refined interior appointments and capable features. Whereas the first-ever Yukon AT4 brings with it a whole new character for Yukon and fulfills GMC’s promise to bring the AT4 sub-brand across the entire lineup.
In addition, the Yukon benefits from available first-in-class four-corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension that delivers the optimal ride quality and can raise the body by up to 2 inches (50 mm) for additional ground clearance when traveling off-road.
On the technology front, the GMC Yukon is available with up to nine camera views, the most in the segment. These increase driver awareness and include High Definition Surround Vision and Rear Camera Mirror. But that’s not all, the Yukon also packs a segment-leading1 available 15-inch-diagonal multicolor Head-Up Display projects speed, navigation, safety features, and other driver-centric information when fully equipped.
Naturally, being a family vehicle first and foremost the all-new 2021 Yukon offers a range of enhanced connectivity and active safety technologies2 and can warn a driver of an impending collision, and in some cases, even avoid them. These include Rear Pedestrian Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and more.
However, elevating the customer ownership experience even further, the all-new 2021 Yukon is equipped with OnStar3, General Motors’ pioneering in-vehicle safety and security technology. Backed by the human touch, OnStar will make every drive in the all-new Yukon more connected and protected as soon as customers step foot in the SUV.
The all-new 2021 GMC Yukon line up is now on sale across the Middle East