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GMC Is Adding Some Extra Bling To Its Yukon SLT Model For 2016

GMC is adding a new premium option package for the Yukon. It’s called the Premium Edition and it’s only available on the mid-range SLT trim level. The chrome-trimmed Premium Edition adds specifically designed 22-inch chrome wheels and a chrome body-side moldings as well as chrome grille and a polished exhaust tip.

The Yukon SLT Premium Edition comes standard with the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 which makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission does the shifting, while the power is routed to either the rear wheels, or all four wheels when 4WD is the optioned. And as any proper SUV should, the Yukon can tow a maximum of 8,500 pounds, while the Yukon XL’s tow rating drops only by 200 pounds.


The Premium Edition upgrades join a robust list of standard and available features on the SLT model, including the power-folding second- and third-row seats, a power liftgate with programmable height settings, wireless phone charging, an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration.

The Yukon lineup also incorporates technologies that help protect the driver and passengers before, during and after a collision. They also include a forward radar system and the segment’s only Front Center Air Bag, that deploys from inboard side of the driver seat and inflates between the driver and front passenger.

GMC has not yet said how much this extra-reflective Yukon costs, but expect it to be a bit more than a standard Yukon SLT, that stickers for $58,195 with rear-wheel drive, while an equivalent XL version starts at $60,895. The special-edition models will go on sale later this summer; look for the official pricing to come within the next few weeks.