The GMC Yukon is a sport utility vehicle the American automaker GMC. It is offered currently in its third generation and is based, like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban on the GMT -900 chassis from General Motors.
The first generation of the Yukon on the GMT -400 chassis came in 1992 as a replacement for the GMC Jimmy K5 on the market. Like its predecessor, it was available as a three-door Yukon GT. As of 1995, the five-door followed. The permanent all-wheel drive was offered as an option from 1998 onwards, however, the rear-wheel drive remained standard. On the same chassis, there were already at that time the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban and the Cadillac Escalade.
In 1998, GMC then the top model, the GMC Yukon Denali, a, that was the luxury version of the vehicle. This variant was introduced in order to offer the luxury model Lincoln Navigator from the Ford Group, competitors can. In the same year, then was additionally the Cadillac Escalade offered on an equal basis.
GMC Yukon Denali
The second generation of the Yukon is based, as well as the Chevrolet Tahoe the second generation on the GMT -800 chassis. This was introduced in 2000 and it differed in design but little of its consolidated brother.
It was also offered in this generation is the first time the Yukon XL. This is identical to the Chevrolet Suburban and forms a longer by 57 cm version of the Yukon and is designed as a seven - seater. Also, the Yukon XL is not available in the basic version and as Denali.
The third generation of the Yukon is based, as well as the Chevrolet Tahoe third generation on the GMT -900 chassis. As with the predecessor, already, even this Yukon and Yukon XL in the 7- seater version is also available and thus identical to the Chevrolet Suburban.