GMC Introduces All-New, More-Capable 2015 Yukon Family for McHenry-Area Drivers



GMC recently announced the all-new 2015 Yukon, Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali models will deliver McHenry-area drivers greater capability and refinement, with more power, new fold-flat rear seats and a quieter interior. And thanks to a new family of advanced EcoTec3 engines, the lineup is expected to deliver the segment's best V-8 fuel economy.  

Bold styling and advanced technologies - including new safety and security technologies - support Yukon's greater capability, while a more comprehensive list of standard features and enhanced infotainment options are designed to broaden the appeal of one of the industry's most-popular full-size SUV lineups. Combined Yukon/Yukon XL and Denali sales were up 24 percent for the eight months of 2013.  

"The all-new 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL are designed to be the most capable and refined SUVs yet," said Dixie Gilmore of Gary Lang GMC. "In addition to an all-new design, the lineup is expected to deliver the segment's best V-8 fuel economy."

Yukon and Yukon XL share design, architectural and powertrain elements, but Yukon XL has an approximately 14-inch longer wheelbase and is approximately 20 inches longer overall, providing McHenry County owners greater legroom for third-row passengers and almost twice the cargo room behind the third-row seat.  

Although they are based on a similar architecture, Yukon and Yukon XL are distinctive products that appeal to different customers. Versatility and spaciousness are valued by customers for both vehicles, but the Yukon XL is the choice for McHenry and Crystal Lake-area families with more children and those with lifestyles that require its unique combination of passenger- and cargo-hauling capabilities. In fact, Yukon XL owners are more than twice as likely to transport passengers daily in the third-row seat.  

New and enhanced product highlights of the 2015 Yukon lineup include:
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo capability and convenience - including an available power-folding feature
  • Approximately two inches more legroom for second-row passengers and easier entry/exit
  • All-new cargo management system
  • Available power rear liftgate with multiple programmable height settings
  • Standard eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen radio with enhanced IntelliLink and available navigation
  • Eight-inch-diagonal customizable driver display with three available user themes and available head-up display (Denali models)
  • Multiple USB ports, SD slots and accessory power outlets - including a 110-volt three-prong outlet -  to support electronic devices of all kinds
  • Available Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens on Yukon XL
  • Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
  • Keyless entry and push-button start.  

When it comes to safety, the Yukon lineup incorporates new technologies to help protect McHenry-area drivers and passengers before, during and after a collision. They include a forward radar system and the segment's only front seat center-mounted air bag (models with bucket seats), which is engineered to provide additional protection to drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes, where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle.  

Standard and available safety features, depending on the model, also include forward collision alert, front park assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic braking, and GM's Safety Alert Seat. It offers directional vibrations to alert the driver about potential crash threats.  

The new Yukon family will be built at GM's Arlington, Texas assembly plant, and scheduled to begin arriving at Gary Lang GMC in the first quarter of 2014.
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