The breadwinning 2023 GMC Yukon is about to receive big tech and engine upgrades for the following year. From available information, GMC is busy these days by making the Canyon AT4 Overland, the redesigned 2023 GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Hummer EV, and Sierra HD. As you can see, Big Red has a full schedule.
Besides the regular Yukon, General Motors will also redesign the XL variant, which is a much bigger truck. Both of them will get the same treatments, which include a new 12-inch Digital Information Cluster, an infotainment system with Google Built-In technology, and much more.
2023 GMC Yukon Facelift
The 2023 GMC Yukon won’t see any major visual updates. The manufacturer will reportedly be keeping things focused on interior technology. So, the new model will come with a recognized design language that’s still up to date.
However, the manufacturer will at least make some here and there changes. As far as we know, the Yukon family will features a full-size spare wheel, illuminated sill plates, and more wheel options. Also, the new Enhanced Trailering Technology Package with trailer camera provisions and reverse automatic braking will be available and is part of standard equipment.
More Upgrades Inside
Inside, the upcoming 2023 GMC Yukon will introduce more changes and upgrades than we thought. First of all, the manufacturer will add more premium materials and better seat support. As the highlight, the Yukon will come with a new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, replacing the previous eight-inch cluster. On top of that, the new larger infotainment system will also be available, and it will come with Google Automotive built-in. Unfortunately, you still need to turn on Android Auto to access Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play Store.
The next big deal is the Yukon Denali that is now available with a power sliding console as a standard feature. On the safety side, we expect Yukon to bring a reverse automatic braking system and more driver assistance features.
2023 GMC Yukon Engine Specs
Beneath the hood, the forthcoming 2023 GMC Yukon will come with an expanded 6.2L V8 engine availability. From the available information, the new Yukon will be powered by a proven 6.2L L87 V8 engine that will become available on the Yukon AT4 and the Yukon Denali models. Besides this engine, we also expect the 5.3-liter V8 good for 355 horsepower as standard and optional 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel that developing 277 horses.
The turbodiesel engine can also be found on the GMC Sierra pickup. All Yukons use a 10-speed automatic transmission and a Two-wheel drive (2WD) as the standard setup. However, the 4-wheel drive (4WD) is optional in all trims.
When Can We Expect the New 2023 GMC Yukon?
According to many reports, the new 2023 GMC Yukon will hit markets sometime next year. Most likely, it will be introduced at the same time with the much bigger variant XL. Both models, as we mentioned, will receive many upgrades compared to their predecessors.
The 2-(rear)-wheel-drive Yukon SLE starts at $51,995, while Yukon XL SLE is around $54,695. Moreover, the most luxurious Denali trim is $70,000 and, in XL form, $72,500. Compared to its rivals in class, the GMC Yukon is more expensive than the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada, and is right in line with the Ford Expedition.