2015 GMC Yukon family – comfort at its best
The all-new 2015 Yukon, Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali models are designed to deliver greater levels of comfort.
The interiors of the all-new Yukon family have been refined to enhance functionality and comfort, while delivering the technologies that are more important in the daily routines of increasingly connected customers.
Premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the SUVs’ blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function. Aluminum decorative trim is used on Yukon / Yukon XL models, while Denali models feature aluminum trim with a unique, burnished and tinted appearance, along with authentic Java Burl Poplar wood accents.
The instrument panel design for all models has a straightforward design featuring a large, easy-to-view cluster. For Yukon SLE and SLT, it includes a 4.2-inch color driver information center display in the center of the cluster, for vehicle and infotainment and other data. Denali models feature an eight-inch, reconfigurable cluster display. All functions for the Denali cluster are controlled via the steering wheel and are integrated with the vehicle’s center stack so drivers can access audio, phone and navigation functions in the cluster.
On all Yukon and Denali models, there is also an eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen radio in the center of the instrument panel, which incorporates a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen. The floor-mounted console has map pockets along the side, multiple USB ports and a new 220-volt outlet. Plus, there’s a spot designed specifically for cell phone storage. There is also a new overhead console sunglasses holder that features a conversation mirror, and the rear-seat cupholders have been relocated from the back of the floor console to the rear doors, creating a new storage area for rear-seat passengers.
Ambient lighting highlights all functional areas, including footwells and door handles. Designers also worked with ergonomics experts on the placement and size of controls, resulting in more intuitive locations for many features. The available integrated trailer brake controller, for example, has been moved higher on the left side of the steering column, where drivers will more naturally reach for it. All of the Yukon and Yukon XL’s seats are designed for greater durability, with a new seat structure that incorporates more durable foam. It not only contributes to greater comfort, but also helps the seats hold their shape better over time.
A new high-wear cloth seat material is standard on SLE, and the second-row bench seat now reclines. To give owners the added functionality of going from passenger space to cargo usage, the third-row seat now folds flat to the floor. For easy access to the third row, there are power-release second-row switches on the pillar behind the rear door. And to make loading long and bulky items easy, standard on the SLT and Denali, there are power switches for both the second- and third-row seats just inside the rear cargo area on the passenger side of the vehicle. Yukon arrives in showrooms in the Middle East in mid-July. Its starting MSRP price in the UAE is AED175,000 for the 2WD and AED186,000 for the 4WD.
Built on the philosophy of ‘Commands Respect’, GMC has built pickups since 1902. With a rich heritage in the Middle East and an impressive 111 years of presence, innovation and engineering excellence is built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient pickups, crossovers and SUVs.
The GMC portfolio in the Middle East features Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. The 2014 Sierra half-ton pickup boasts all-new powertrains and design and is the most capable and powerful trucks ever built by GMC. Every GMC model, including Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs, is now available in Denali luxury trim. GMC also offers customers a high-level aftersales service experience.
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Mohammed Al Fayyad
Regional Communications Manager
Product Communications – Cadillac & GMC