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GMC Says Redesigned 2025 Yukon Will Lead Worldwide Expansion

GMC is revamping its popular 2025 Yukon and promising that the new vehicle will help GMC grow sales globally.

GMC is sharing a sneak peek at its new 2025 GMC Yukon, calling the redesigned SUV the next step in the brand’s reimagined SUV lineup. The refreshed 2025 Yukon will be the next GMC SUV launch following the all-new Acadia hitting dealerships this spring. Earlier this year, GMC announced plans to expand its brand into more global markets. The 2025 Yukon will lead the brand’s rollout in Australia, New Zealand and China. The photo shows a corner of the front fascia of the 2025 GMC Yukon AT4.

The image features the 2025 GMC Yukon AT4 and shows its refreshed front fascia, updated headlight and redesigned grille executions. The AT4 trim is GMC’s upgraded off-roading package. After being introduced on the Sierra 1500 five years ago, it quickly became GMC’s most popular package. While GMC is not releasing a lot of details, we can learn a lot about the 2025 Yukon from what is planned for its sibling, the 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe. Keep in mind that the GMC version is typically loaded with more luxurious finishes and a few more bells and whistles, but the power plants are often similar.

What the GMC Yukon Will Share With the 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe

As I reported last November, the 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe will have a lot of new technology and I would expect that the 2025 Yukon will have similar improvements and upgrades. One of the first things that drivers will notice is that the new SUVs will have huge best-in-class 17.7 inch-diagonal infotainment screens. New technology would allow customers to remotely view a network of cameras showing the interior and exterior of their vehicle with select OnStar plans. The cameras could also record events like crashes and theft. Those new cameras could revolutionize vehicle security.

New Towing Features

Chevrolet is adding more technology to make towing or trailering easier. I’m sure GMC and the Yukon will have similar towing strength. A Max Trailering package will be available and select trims will include a high-capacity radiator and cooling fan, an integrated trailer brake controller, Hitch View 5, Hill Decent Control 5, Blind Zone Steering Assist with Trailering 5, and a Trailering App. I would expect the Yukon to have similar new technology to what the Tahoe is offering.

  • Trailer Tire Health, which helps prevent trailer tire blowouts.
  • Forward Path Indication, which helps drivers navigate with their trailer with guidelines on the Surround View to indicate the width of the trailer and the trailer’s path. When the turn signal is activated, guidelines will show the driver the estimated turning path for both the vehicle and trailer.
  • Boat Ramp Assist, which helps customers access a checklist and step-by-step instructions to prepare for towing, launching, and retrieving a boat.
  • Trailer Navigation, which calculates routes based on trailer size using built-in Google Maps.
  • The 2025 Tahoe continues to offer max towing range of 8,400 lbs. I would expect GMC Yukon to have at least the same.

Will GMC Offer the New Diesel Engine That Chevrolet Has?

Chevy has a newly refined, second-generation 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel Duramax, which offers more power for greater confidence on the road — particularly when trailering. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and is offered on all retail trims, including Z71 for the first time. It will be interesting to see if GMC also offers the same Duramax.

Launched previously on the Silverado 1500, the new diesel engine is rated at 305 horsepower and 495 lb.-ft. of peak torque, increases of 10 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively, over the current diesel engine’s 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

A 5.3L gas V-8 remains the standard engine for most of the Chevrolet Tahoe packages. The 6.2L V-8 is standard on High Country and available on RST, Z71 and Premier. The new diesel engine will be available in 2025 after initial launch. I would expect that the GMC Yukon will offer both of the V-8s and possibly a version of the diesel.

New Safety Technology

Chevrolet has a new sensor that can detect certain types of motion in the large SUVs, which can help identify if a passenger has been left in rear passenger areas of the vehicle. I would expect that sort of potentially life saving technology to be shared with GMC.

“We want to help families by introducing a feature that may help them remember their precious cargo in the back seats,” explains Tricia Morrow, head of Global Safety Technology Strategy at GM. “This feature is a testament to GM’s commitment to developing innovative safety technology.”

The 2025 GMC Yukon will be revealed later in 2024. Pricing and other details will be announced closer to the actual launch.

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Mary Conway is a professional automotive journalist and has decades of experience specializing in automotive news analysis. She covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin.

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