One of GMC’s most popular cars, the Yukon, has been confirmed to be heading to the Middle Eastern market in a variety of 2019 model specifications. This includes the Yukon, as well as the Yukon XL, Denali, and the Denali XL.
The front of the 2019 Yukon provides quite the bold statement, with projector-beam headlights offering much improved visibility – along with safer driving both at night and in bad weather. The option of a hands-free tailgate is also available, to make loading the Yukon with heavy shopping that much easier.
More of the 2019 Yukon’s features
Smokey Quartz, Dark Sky, and Pepperdust are the three colours that will be available for the 2019 Yukon, all of which are metallic for added visual appeal.
The Yukon is considered one of GMC’s flagship SUVs, and so it benefits from a luxurious interior. Comfortable leather combines with an 8-inch full colour touchscreen, complete with Apple CarPlay and a premium BOSE sound system.
It also features other touches to make living with the large SUV that little bit easier, such as a crisp reversing camera and remote-start functionality.
Enhanced Driver Alert and Lane Keep Assist packages are available as extra options. Side blind-zone, forward collision and rear cross alerts, automatic front braking, and adaptive cruise-control are all standard.
Under the Yukon’s hood
The Yukon is a heavy vehicle, large in size and loaded with luxury and safety features, so it needs a powerful and capable engine.
That comes in the form of the 5.2 litre EcoTec3 V8 for the Yukon SLE and SLT models. The Yukon Denali and Denali XL will feature the tried and true 6.2 litre V8 – offering a very healthy 420 horsepower and 624 Nm torque. This makes the Yukon an excellent choice for those who need to regularly tow trailers.
Price-wise, the Yukon is expected to start in the region of AED 179,999, with the cost increasing for higher-specification models in the range.