Turning up the style and the power.
The GMC Yukon is already at the top of the luxury full-size SUV game. The American seven-passenger machine is now getting even more exclusive with the new Graphite Editions for the 2019 model year. These two editions add new styling, custom wheels, and even power if owners choose.
“The Yukon continues to lead the full-size SUV segment with premium features and an instantly recognizable and well-respected identity,” said Stu Pierce, senior marketing manager for GMC Trucks and Full-Size SUVs. “The all-new Graphite Edition builds on the commanding road presence and inherent capabilities of the Yukon and affords customers the opportunity to project a unique, yet distinctly GMC style.”
The first model is the GMC Yukon Graphite Edition that’s available exclusively on the SLT trim models for the Yukon or Yukon XL in two- and four-wheel drive. Here, a new set of 22-inch custom wheels in Bright Machined with Carbon Flash Metallic pockets come standard. Black is the name of the game here with the assist side steps, black chrome grille mesh insert, fog lamp surrounds, roof rails, trim, beltline moldings, and a body-colored grille surround giving the SUV a more confident look paired up with the new custom wheels.
For those that are looking for more power and fun, GMC also offers the Yukon Graphite Performance Edition on top of the Graphite Edition package. Here, there’s a new set of 22-inch six-spoke Gloss Black custom wheels. There’s also a bigger, more powerful 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Magnetic Ride Control also comes standard along with a 3.23 axle ratio. Inside, drivers and passengers benefit from a 170-amp alternator, high-capacity air cleaner, Bose Active Noise Cancellation, an 8.0-inch Driver Information Center, and Multi-color Heads-up display.
The new 2019 Yukon and Yukon XL Graphite Editions will be available in the summer of 2018 in the United States with pricing announced closer to the on-sale date. Both editions will be available in Onyx Black, White Frost Tricoat, and Dark Sky Metallic paints.