The largest SUV in the GMC family is getting ready for the update. The company will revisit the Yukon and Yukon XL models after only three seasons after the current generation’s debut. Some might say it is early, but spy photos of the vehicle confirm the rumors. The new 2024 GMC Yukon is going to bring a fresh front fascia. Also, the company changes some details, such as the position of the antenna fin. There are no details about the interior, but we assume that the Ultra Cruise system is going to replace the Super Cruise. Finally, the new Denali Ultimate trim level should also be available on more models, after the premiere on the Sierra 1500 truck.
There are even more rumors about the 2024 GMC Yukon. The full-size SUV is available with petrol and diesel engines. An oil burner is under the question mark. Its replacement is a hybrid unit. But, it is not sure if this setup is going to debut at the 2024 YM. General Motors is electrifying several vehicles (including the famous Hummer), with even more EVs to come in the foreseeable future. Yukon is one of the most difficult models to turn into an electric vehicle.
The company is going to shake things up in the lineup. Denali Ultimate and AT4x are the newest packages with more options than before. SLE and SLT are also about to introduce some changes.
A few spy photos can’t unveil too much. But, one thing is sure – the company is already preparing the first dose of changes for the relatively new SUV. The current version of the Yukon debuted in 2021. Things are changing faster in the market nowadays. Nevertheless, updates of full-size models are not so frequent. So, it is a surprise to see the 2024 GMC Yukon under a heavy camo.
The first detail we spot is a lot of cover on the front and rear fascia. Those are always good spots for the refresh. First things we see are usually the front or the back of the vehicle. According to spy shots, the new Yukon won’t grow. The SUV is 210 inches long. It stretches to 225.2 inches if you choose the long-wheelbase Yukon XL version.
Another eye-catching detail is the new position of the antenna. Now, it is moved from the center to above the driver’s head. Also, the shape is different. Nevertheless, this is not the final version. We might see test mules with another configuration since the 2024 Yukon is not debuting so soon.
Spy photos credits: GM Authority
2024 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate and Other Features
Besides the facelift, there will be also new features available for the big SUV. There are two fresh packages to update the offer. The 2024 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is the most likely addition to the trim level list. This bundle already debuted on the Sierra 1500 truck as the top of the lineup trim. It upgrades the standard Denali version. The new package adds larger wheels, sunroof, HUD, more speakers for the Bose premium sound, and the Super Cruise control. For the 2024 Yukon, it could be turned into the Ultra Cruise. The system improves the current version and GM plans to cover 3.5 million miles in the USA and Canada, where you can let this feature drive you to the destination autonomously. The Ultra Cruise is debuting on Cadillac models in 2023.
Another step in the evolution takes the AT4 trim. Now, the 2024 GMC Yukon AT4x offers a more comfortable ride off the road thanks to adaptive dampers and electronic front and rear locking differentials. Also, a sunroof and HUD are added, as well as extra camera views around the SUV.
2024 GMC Yukon Hybrid Engine
Under the hood of the big SUV are potent powerplants. A couple of V8 petrol units can deliver 355 or 420 hp. The company is not going to add a performance-oriented turbocharged version of the V8 mill. Also, there is a diesel drivetrain available. Many experts question the future of the oil burner. Instead, the company is going to move to a cleaner source of power. Nevertheless, it is not easy to build the 2024 GMC Yukon hybrid. Electric support can improve the gas mileage and clear emissions. But, the performance is the most important for the big rig. In the future, the Yukon is going to become an EV, that is for sure. However, it is not going to happen in 2024 or 2025.
Release Date and Price
The spy photos are already available, meaning the 2024 Yukon is in the advanced stages of development. The new version might debut sooner than usual, although there is still a lot of time until the first models for the 2024 season start coming out. The facelift is going to make the price go up. The base configuration should be around $55,000, the SLT adds $6,000, and two high-end versions will cost more than $70,000. The long-wheelbase 2024 GMC Yukon XL adds $2,000 to any of the trim levels and configurations you pick.