GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition — The new GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition package has finally provided to complete the outlook and performance of the existing Yukon trims. Pitching target right under the top trim, Denali, the new package should settle right above the standard Yukon and Yukon XL. What do they have to add on the package? Here is the update.
GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition Specifications
Powertrain, Engine and Specs
It is already the disappointing point of the package. They don’t focus on upgrading the engine or its performance. Instead, the new GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition SUV will be empowered by the same V8 5.3 liter engine. This engine will be paired with six-speed automatic transmission. This combination results in slightly better fuel economy rate, which is 16 mpg on city drive and 23 mpg on highway drive now. Four wheel drive of driving configuration should be in the package as well with certain additional cost. The performance seems nice enough, so the upgrade is not entirely necessary even though it is upsetting. The SUV should settle its performance right under the Denali trims, and this is nice enough.
Features, Exterior and Interior
Significant upgrades to the package are given on the exterior look of the SUV. Instead of being shy, the new outer trimming should be rich with chrome details. The new 22 inches chrome alloy wheels should be accompanied by simple SLT grille with horizontal chrome inserts that honestly looks tougher than Denali’s honeycomb, body side chrome moldings, and polished exhaust tips.
The grille and alloy wheels come unique for this Special Edition only, giving it personalized look than other trims in the lineup. Meanwhile, the interior should receive nothing new. It should be the same as in Yukon and Yukon XL trims. After the GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition engine, this is another thing we can be upset about even though things are already nice on the inside currently. Nothing is to complain, but the package doesn’t seem to be complete enough.
GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition Release Date and Price
GMC plans to release the Special Edition this summer. GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition Price is not yet announced, but we should receive the official price within few weeks from now.
Honestly, it is a little disappointing that the package brings only slight improvement on fuel economy rate. Fans will expect something more like better power output of the engine. However, this is understandable as it is not supposed to make competition with the Denali. With strong fan base, this 2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition should sell well.
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