Many sources have stated that the 2024 GMC Yukon would be refreshed work, and there have been several spyshots to prove it. Although the vehicle’s body parts have been covered in some places, you can tell that the updates are done to improve not only the aesthetic factor, but also efficiency and dynamics. So, what Yukon has in store as the promising 2024 model?
The Upcoming Future Yukon
The current Yukon on the market is the fifth gen, which was debuted first in 2021. At that time, the model was completely new (in terms of design and style), delivering a totally new aspect of Yukon. Right now, GM has quite a lot on their plate. Not only they need to focus on other products, but they also need to start paying attention to the Yukon.
They plan on delivering a refreshed work for the 2024 model, which means that they need to do extra work on figuring out the appropriate style, design, and performance for this vehicle. It’s a good thing that there have been several spyshots of the 2024 GMC Yukon undergoing the testing stage on public roads. Although the prototype is still wearing camouflage, it’s obvious that it IS having some changes and updates on some of its parts.
About the Prototype
As you can see from the photos, the Yukon prototype comes with regular (wheelbase) body style in standard length, which is on a complete contrast with GMC Yukon XL with its extended length. The camo is located on both back and front, which means that there would be styling updates or revisions that are focusing on both fascias.
It’s highly likely that the prototype would be representing the SLE trim since it rolls on (machined) 6-spoke and 18-inch of aluminum wheels, topped off with Dark Gray Metallic accents. These are the standard equipment on the SLE.
More Modern Updates and Additions
The changes aren’t only happening on the exterior areas, but also on the cabin – especially for the new technologies. It’s possible that Yukon would be coming with the new, sophisticated, and modern autonomous driving abilities for the first time. It is known as the Ultra Cruise system from GMC.
In case you missed it, there was image of GMY Yukon packed with various stuff, including different kinds of sensors around the company’s Proving Grounds (located in Michigan) last year. The image alone is a clear indication that this solid SUV has been a part of GM’s plan and development for the next gen driving system with semi autonomous manner.
GM has already had their own Super Cruise system, but the Ultra Cruise system is basically the evolution of the previous one. Hands-free driving is one of the expansions of Ultra Cruise technology, incorporating 95% of driving mechanism. It is said to enable hands-free door to door driving ability and experience. It’s quite unfortunate that the current 2021 Yukon doesn’t include the Super Cruise – not yet, anyway. But you should be able to find either the Ultra Cruise or the Super Cruise for the 2024 model. If you take a closer look at the camo prototype, you should be able to see openings (right on the camo), possibly for the driving assist sensors.
Release Date and Price
Yukon has a pretty satisfying sales numbers. Their numbers in 2020 were pretty good, but the ones in 2021 were even better because they experienced an increase up to 25.39%. No wonder if they are pretty focus on the next development. Information about the 2024 Yukon is still scarce and limited, including about the price tag and the exact launch date. Let’s wait and see for company’s next official release about their 2024 GMC Yukon, shall we?