The GMC is revising the Yukon model with a series of upgrades and modifications in 2017. It has been only a little time since the last model came to the market, but well, GMC is keen to stay up to the mark, to cater to the increasing competition.
2017 GMC Yukon – Elegant Design:
There are some changes in the interior of the SUV. Its cabin is quite spacious, and it has a three-row configuration now. The 2017 GMC Yukon can hold up to eight passengers at a time. The doors and the mirrors are inlaid which greatly helps to decrease the noise the wind makes. It also contributes to improving the aerodynamics of the car. The exhaust system has valves, which reduces the interior noise and vibration to a great extent. You can fold the second and the third row of seats at any time, which make great space carry cargo. Hence, this vehicle readily serves a dual purpose. This option is power controlled, the seats would automatically fold or open with the push of one button and would require no physical exertion.
A new 8-inch touch screen has also been added for information and entertainment purposes. A lot of new features and options are accessible via that screen. There is an inbuilt 4G Wi-Fi hotspot available, which lets seven phones connect to it at one time. It also has an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feature. You can easily connect your smartphones to the car, and it will automatically download your phonebook, call history, etc. The navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports are also present.
The trims are available; SLE, SLT, and Denali. The exterior of the car has also been changed quite a bit. The 2017 GMC Yukon will have a bold, attractive outlook. The wheels have a new design and are available in a different size now. The standard ones will be the 18-inch wheels, but 20-inch and 22-inch wheels will also be optional, as all the customers like them differently. You can get the ones that suit you. There is an addition of two new colors; Crimson Red Tintcoat, which is available for all the trims and White Frost Tricoat, which is only available for the SLT and the Denali trims, not the SLE trim. Most of the body of the vehicle consists of Aluminum, which will help reduce the weight while keeping the car strong.
The front of the 2017 GMC Yukon has a new design as well. The grille consists of chrome mostly and has GMC lettering on it in a big, visible font. LED lights and redesigned headlights and fog lights are also present at the front. The fog lamps have chrome on its border. A rear wiper is also present to reduce the wind drag. There are more features including but not limited to the keyless ignition, a rearview camera, and front wipers with sensors that adjust their speed according to the amount of rainfall.
MyGmc is an application, which the passengers can download on their phones. It helps locate your car, can lock and unlock your car right from the app, it can even remote start the engine, check the air pressure in the tires as well as the fuel economy at any time. Passengers can send the destinations to the car navigation system via the phone.
2017 GMC Yukon – Expected Engine Details:
A 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine is available for the new model. It can generate up to 355 hp and 383 pound-feet of torque. It can deliver a fuel economy of 16 mpg when the car is in the city and 23 mpg when you drive it on the highway. The engine is combined with the six-speed transmission system. Another engine will probably be offered for 2017 GMC Yukon, according to rumors, the engine will have a capacity of 6.2-liter and will have abilities to produce 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
There are eight cylinders present, which activates or deactivates automatically according to the load and power demand. The car has a maximum towing capacity of 8500 pounds. The steering is electrically powered which helps in handling and aids in making the car quite fuel-efficient.
The rear wheels can get automatically locked, whenever the sensors present in the wheels, and the car body detects some slippage. This helps increase control and provides improved and better traction.
2017 GMC Yukon – Predicted Release Date and Price:
New 2017 GMC Yukon will provide a very comfortable experience and even gives a 3-years/36,000 miles warranty. It will have a price around $49,000 so if this car is your type and in your range, go for it!