2020 GMC Yukon Concept and Denali Redesign

The 2020 GMC Yukon concept is going to stun all fans with changes it brings. Not only that regular model will suffer the redesign, but also Denali and Yukon XL. Rumors are saying that diesel engine is also a possibility. Furthermore, there are spy photos to confirm that 2020 Yukon is coming soon. Also, we will monitor what is going on with 2020 Chevy Tahoe, since these twins are going to share the same platform and engines once again.

Fans are very excited about the redesign. It is the first time the Yukon is presenting new features and styling after 2015. Back then, the SUV came into a new generation. Ever since we couldn’t see any major update. With this class growing too fast, it is about time to see the brand-new 2020 GMC Yukon redesign.

That is not all. Fans are already asking about the 2020 GMC Yukon Denali model. Top of the range version will also suffer changes on the exterior. However, designers will prepare new sets of colors and materials for the premium SUV. Finally, the last version of this model is 2020 Yukon XL. The extended body will add more space for the third row. Well, the overall driving impression is going to suffer. But, if the size doesn’t matter to you, then everyone suggests the XL model because of the advantages it brings.

2020 GMC Yukon denali

2020 GMC Yukon Redesign Changes, Spy Photos

The number of changes will be significant. At least, we can conclude so from spy photos. The test mule wears heavy covers that hide most of the body. That only means the 2020 GMC Yukon will present something new. However, work on the nose could change the appearance. However, overall size and shape are remaining the same.

Rumors are whispering that the new 2020 GMC Yukon XL could be longer than before. That is one of the possible modifications for this version. However, there are no spy photos of the XL model to give us more hints. For 2020 Yukon Denali model the company prepares spectacular features and styling, as always. But, details about it are hard to obtain, no matter how strong connections in General Motors we have.

2020 GMC Yukon spy photos

2020 GMC Yukon Specs

Under the hood of the full-size 2020 GMC Yukon SUV is a 5.3-liter engine that sends power either to rear or all wheels. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for this engine. The alternative is a 6.2-liter GM’s V-8 unit. With this bigger drivetrain, the Yukon SUV gets 70 horses more. The base model is offering 355 hp, while the upper trim levels can do 420 hp. Also, there is a difference in torque level. A 5.3-l engine is capable to produce 383 lb-ft, while a 6.2-l can make 460 pound-feet. A six-speed automatic gearbox and 2WD/4WD options are also available for the bigger engine.

2020 GMC Yukon Diesel

One of the rumors about the new SUV is mentioning the brand-new model. We already have XL and Denali versions, but the 2020 GMC Yukon diesel is something no one expected. Well, some fans could wish it to happen, and it seems like they will get what they want. With the new Silverado 1500 truck coming with a diesel engine, the Yukon SUV could borrow the same drivetrain. Well, engineers did it with petrol units as well.

The new Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel and its GMC Sierra 1500 are getting a Duramax unit that will be able to create 250 horses and 420 lb-ft of torque. That is enough power and twist for 2020 GMC Yukon diesel, so this idea seems to be very possible.

2020 GMC Yukon diesel

2020 GMC Yukon Denali Release Date

Even if the diesel SUV arrives in 2020, the main stage is reserved for the Denali model. There are no doubts this version will steal the show once again with numerous premium features. Not only that interior of this model is packed with the latest accessories, many of them unnecessary, but also the exterior is offering some cool features. Unique rims and big wheels will be breathtaking. The blacked-out theme makes 2020 GMC Yukon Denali elegant and bold. The release date of this version will come later than for the base model.

2020 GMC Yukon XL Rumors and New Dimensions

We already mentioned that the 2020 GMC Yukon XL version will come with the even longer body. Currently, the SUV is 222 inches long. That is 20 inches more than the standard model. The new 2020 Yukon XL could add few more inches, but not more than 3-4 inches. The width and height are the same for both models.

2020 GMC Yukon XL interior

Extra length would be put at the back of the vehicle. With it, designers are getting more room to boost everything. First of all, the cargo area gets more space for bigger items. On the other hand, a new interior layout can be used for more spacing between rows. The concept is simple. Also, the new diesel engine will definitely come for the XL as well as for the base SUV.

General Motors company is going to present the 2020 GMC Yukon early next year. For the new Sierra 1500 truck, they organized a solo event for its premiere. That could be the case with the Yukon SUV since it will be a star of the upcoming season. Whatsoever, buyers are not going to see it straight at dealerships. The 2020 Yukon and Yukon XL will be available for purchase late in 2019. Denali model is coming together with its siblings. It is possible that GM will unveil the concept of diesel SUV first.


We can’t take the Chevy Tahoe as the competitor for the 2020 GMC Yukon. But, on the other hand, it will take away some buyers. The most serious contestant comes from the archrival company – Ford Expedition. Denali Model is going to battle Lincoln Navigator. From Japanese carmakers, there are Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.

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