2018 GMC Yukon Denali gets minor update
The GMC Yukon Denali, positioned between the Chevy Tahoe and the Cadillac Escalade, has received a subtle facelift for 2018 which gives it a new grille, gearbox and interior trim.
The facelift offers up a new layered grille similar to the ones found on the smaller GMC models. The new design is also believed to improve airflow to the engine. The active shutters in the grille will close at high speeds to improve aerodynamic efficiency.
The new grille flanked by HID headlamp units with LED running lights, and apparently harks back to the design of the very first Yukon Denali from 1999, according to GMC.
The interior is updated with a new ‘Mastique Ash’ wood trim. This is necessary, especially for the Denali models as they, when loaded with options, creep into the pricing territory of the premium Escalade.
Another important addition to the Yukon’s package is the new 10-speed gearbox that adds two gears to the current unit. The overall gear ratio spread is now 7.39, which helps in improving fuel efficiency. The engine remains the same 6.2-litre V8 dishing out 420 hp.
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