GMC is an automobile brand that has truly perfected the art of creating high end SUVs. Among the latest models that it is working on right now is the 2017 GMC Yukon. Although there is still a lot of time before it actually hits the market, rumors suggests that it is going to be a trendsetter within the SUV market. So let’s take a look at what it has to offer.
2017 GMC Yukon: Changes, Comfort and Tech
The 2017 GMC Yukon is going to come with a unique and superior craftsmanship, particularly when it comes to its exterior designs. The outer body will go through a design change to have a sportier look. The leading fascia will be changed and it will be further fitted with decorative doors. Better aerodynamics will make it easier for the driver to navigate the car; it will also help in improving fuel economy and in lowering interior noise. The aluminum body will help in reducing automobile weight. Other features include steer-injected EcoTec3 power systems and a longer wheelbase.
The interiors of the 2016 Yukon will include all the latest electronic systems that ensure enhanced luxury, comfort and entertainment. All seats will be made of high quality foam and then upholstered with leather that will ensure more comfort for the riders. A laminated goblet will be used for a windshield and also for the top windows. This will also help to reduce noise all throughout the inner cabins. The seats will come with electronic settings for position changing and ventilation. As regards to infotainment, there is going to be a new navigation system, entertainment systems, automatic climate control, Bose sound system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features. The 2017 GMC Yukon will also be fitted with a number of useful safety features, such as curtains, stability control system, anti-braking system, a system that helps to prevent head-on collision, cameras, sensors and several other helpful gadgets.
2017 GMC Yukon: Engines and MPG
The 2017 GMC Yukon is going to come with two different sets of engines. The base model is going to be fitted with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that can deliver 383 lb.-ft. of torque and 355 horsepower. The other model is going to come with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that can pack 460 lb.-ft. of torque and 420 horsepower. Both of the models are going to come with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Nevertheless, it needs to be remembered that GMC is currently working on a new transmission that is going to be included in a future model. This means that we may also see it in this vehicle as well, as there is still a lot of time before this vehicle is released for the market. Fuel efficiency is about 16-17 mpg for the city and about 24 mpg for the highway.
2017 GMC Yukon: Price and Release
The 2017 GMC Yukon is going to be released for the market some time during 2016. When it comes to its price, the base models will be available at about $48,000 and the upper models will come with a price tag of $71,000.