Initially introduced for the 2021 model year, the current generation of GMC’s full-size SUV still feels pretty fresh but that won’t stop the company from making it even better. The facelift is planned already for the foruth production year and from what we know so far, the 2024 GMC Yukon will bring a full load of changes. Of course, most of them will be visual, in terms of the exterior design. Also, we are about to see notable interior updates, while there is even a chance for a new, more capable off-road version.
Still, all these updates won’t change the overall design of the SUV. We will see the same layout, which has a lot of great things to offer, starting from the spacious and well-designed interior, lots of standard equipment and a pretty good choice of engine options.
Considering the expected changes, we presume that the 2024 GMC Yukon will arrive a little bit earlier than usual, though still within the second half of the year.
2024 GMC Yukon Design
The 2024 GMC Yukon is getting a mid-cycle refresh and from what we can see, there is a long list of updates to come. Of course, the biggest changes are expected in terms of the exterior design. The test mule has already been spotted and it wears a lot of camouflage on both ends of the vehicle. Of course, most of the changes will happen at the front end, where we could see a lot of influence from the recently updated Sierra. This means we could see a wider and bolder grille, reshaped headlights, a new front bumper etc.
The rear end would also come with a good number of changes. We presume we could see some revisions on the tailgate, while the rear bumper should also feature a new shape. One of the rear updates that can already be seen is the new quad exhaust pipes. Finally, the test mule ride on the new, huge 24-inch wheels which will be offered as an option.
Spy photographers even managed to capture a couple of interior shots and there, you can once again see a bit of camouflage. It looks like the upcoming refresh is about to bring a few novelties in terms of the dashboard design, particularly in the center stack, which could bring revised controls, and maybe also a new infotainment screen. Also, we expect to see a new steering wheel design, with chrome details, reserved for higher trim levels.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same and the 2024 GMC Yukon will remain one of the most spacious SUVs in the class, with three adult-friendly rows of seats and probably the biggest cargo area in the class. Besides the standard version, there is also the stretched-wheelbase version, with even more cargo space.
2024 GMC Yukon Engines
On the other hand, we don’t believe that the upcoming refresh could bring bigger changes under the hood. We expect to see three familiar powertrain options, starting from a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. There is also the bigger and more capable 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel, with 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the massive torque, it moves this large SUV with ease, while it also offers excellent fuel economy that goes up to 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
All three engines come coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2024 GMC Yukon AT4X
There is another expected novelty for this refresh. If we can trust unofficial reports, the company is also about to bring the 2024 GMC Yukon AT4X, which will be the most capable off-roader in the lineup, with several additional features compared to the AT4.
For reference, the AT4 comes standard with goodies like four-wheel drive, Magnetic Ride Control, a two-speed transfer case, a heavy-duty air filter, hill descent control, a front skid plate, front recovery hooks and all-terrain tires. The AT4X, on the other hand, would add a few more off-road features, such as further suspension upgrades with higher ground clearance and more travel, locking differentials and similar things. Also, we presume there would be a good portion of exclusive styling details that emphasize its off-road nature.
2024 GMC Yukon Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 GMC Yukon will arrive sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 59.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia etc.