The new SUV was planned for the upcoming NAIAS. But, even if the Detroit Auto Show is not canceled, the 2021 GMC Yukon is not going to debut there, as it was initially planned. We know mostly everything about the full-size SUV. But, the release date is a mystery, again.
For a long time, General Motors tested independent rear suspension and a diesel engine on its large SUVs. The 2021 GMC Yukon comes alongside a pair of Chevy models, Tahoe and Suburban. Also, the company is planning an update on the premium Cadillac Escalade, but this is also going to wait until the COVID-19 situation calms down.
2021 GMC Yukon New Release Date Next Year?
One thing is sure – the 2021 GMC Yukon is not arriving in Detroit. There are a few large auto shows by the end of 2020, but General Motors will probably leave the premiere of the full-size model for 2021. We still don’t know exactly when, but the sales will start immediately after the debut. The price is, on the other hand, more predictable. GMC won’t make Yukon too much more expensive. Standard editions start at $52,000 and extended Yukon XL adds $2,500 to the value on each trim level. Denali is the most expensive version, with the price in the luxury realm.
The new Yukon had the first appearance a long time ago. We expected it as 2020 YM. However, test mules were not developed as fast as fans expected. GM is catching up with the competition by installing the independent rear suspension. A diesel engine was a topic of speculation, but all full-size SUVs by General Motors are going to get a Duramax unit. That means we will see the 2021 Yukon with 277 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, which will be enough for more than 9,000 pounds of towing capacity. The interior and exterior are also new. The AT4 off-road and Denali premium models are the most interesting SUVs in the lineup.