GMC Teases 2025 Yukon Refresh


GMC has given us a carefully cropped but uncamouflaged look at the 2025 Yukon SUV, showing off the new headlight, grille, and fascia of the popular AT4 trim. There wasn’t any additional technical info in GMC’s release, but we can infer that they didn’t choose the AT4 by accident.

Currently, the AT4 trim is the only Yukon trim that can’t be optioned with the fantastic 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six turbodiesel. We expect that the 2025 refresh will remedy that situation, as is the case for its Chevrolet counterpart.

The addition of the diesel to the AT4 will likely come with a change to the diesel specifications in the rest of the Yukon and Yukon XL lineup. Initially offered with 277hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, an updated version of the 3.0-liter Duramax, the LZ0, has increased its output to 305hp and 495 lb-ft of torque.

The engine is smooth, powerful, and quiet, and returns impressive fuel economy in GM’s full-size pickups, so it’s no surprise that GMC wants to get that engine into the popular AT4 trim. GMC’s quarterly statement noted that 20 percent of its buyers select an AT4 model, making the high-end, off-road-oriented SUVs an important part of the brand’s success.

Also like its Chevrolet counterpart, we expect the Yukon’s interior to get an update with a restyled center stack. With the 2024 Acadia receiving a 15-inch, portrait-orientated center screen, it makes sense that the brand’s flagship SUV will lead the charge and at least match that dimension.

We’re not sure when to expect the 2025 Yukon to hit dealerships, but it was revealed that it would be the next product launch after the upcoming 2024 Acadia arrives this spring. GMC has promised to show off the full 2025 Yukon lineup later this year.


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    You have to wonder how much bigger that center screens are going to get? I ride a motorcycle and with those big distractions and now legal marijuana in Minnesota I’m thinking about giving up riding.

    Stay away from the 3.0 diesel. I work in parts in a GMC dealership and parts for this engine are a nightmare!

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