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For a darker look and additional performance upgrades on a classic full-size SUV, check out the 2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Editions. These monochromatic editions will be exclusively available on the Yukon and Yukon SLT models with two-wheel and four-wheel-drive configurations. They will include darkened exterior accessories that offer an elegant style and added performance with the Graphite Performance Edition.
“The Yukon continues to lead the full-size SUV segment with premium features and an instantly recognizable and well-respected identity,” said Stu Pierce, senior marketing manager for GMC Trucks and Full-Size SUVs. “The all-new Graphite Edition builds on the commanding road presence and inherent capabilities of the Yukon and affords customers the opportunity to project a unique, yet distinctly GMC style.”
You’ll drive up in style on 22-inch bright-machined wheels with Carbon Flash Metallic pockets on the Yukon Graphite Edition, while the Graphite Performance Edition gets gloss-black wheels. As you enter the SUV, you will use the black assist steps with gloss-black accents to give you a boost. The front will boast a premium black-chrome grille mesh insert and fog light surrounds, and a body-color grille surround. The exterior will also boasts black roof rails, gloss-black beltline moldings, and other black trim.
These special models will be more than just pleasing to the eye. The Yukon Graphite Performance Edition will boast a 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine will also feature active fuel management to help with fuel efficiency. The 10-speed automatic transmission will also help with fuel economy and performance.
Magnetic ride control will match well with this powertrain as it will use sensors to read the road and alter the suspension for the driving conditions. Need a little added stiffness in the corners? Magnetic ride control will offer that. Need a softer ride to tackle large potholes? The magnetic ride control will deliver this.
The Graphite Performance Edition will also offer some distinct upgrades for more control, and easier towing and hauling. The Active two-speed transfer case on the four-wheel-drive models will give you precision control when you need it most. And the trailer brake control will help you stay in command of what’s behind you.
Inside, the Yukon Graphite Editions will treat you to additional luxuries that will make your ride more comfortable and enjoyable. Bose active noise cancellation will let you maintain conversation and leave road noise outside where it belongs. The multi-color head-up display will help you stay on track with all the pertinent information in the driver’s vision. Plus, the high-capacity air cleaner will keep harmful dirt from entering the engine and causing long-term damage.
The 2019 Yukon and Yukon XL Graphite Editions will be available this summer. Package pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date. Graphite Editions will come in three exterior colors: Onyx Black, White Frost Tricoat, and Dark Sky Metallic.
If you want to test drive a GMC Yukon or Yukon XL today, stop by Garber Automall. We’ll help you find the model that fits your needs and driving style. Get a vehicle that makes you excited and ready for every drive. See our complete inventory of Yukon models online now.
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