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2025 GMC Yukon has landed: Full-size eight-seat SUV in local pre-release testing before muscling up to Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 300, Kia EV9 and Nissan Patrol next year

The GMC Yukon measures no less than 5.3 metres end-to-end.

Big, bold and nearly ready to transport large Australian families (or visiting heads of state) the GMC Yukon has landed on local soil with pre-release testing now underway before the eight-seat luxury SUV hits GMSV showrooms in the first half of 2025.

Measuring no less than 5.3 metres end-to-end and riding on huge 22-inch alloy rims the Yukon will monster even large three-row SUVs like the Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 300, Kia EV9 and Nissan Patrol.

Powered by GM’s (313kW/624Nm) 6.2-litre all-alloy ‘EcoTec3’ overhead-valve, naturally aspirated petrol V8 engine connected to a 10-speed auto transmission, the eight-seat SUV will be offered here only in top-spec Denali trim.

Standard equipment includes full grain leather seat trim, ‘Magnetic Ride’ adaptive suspension, the ‘HD Surround Vision’ 360-degree view, 14-speaker Bose audio, heated front and second-row seats, a 15-inch head-up display, a 10.2-inch multimedia touchscreen screen and a comprehensive safety suite.

Remanufactured for right-hand drive by Premoso, under the Walkinshaw umbrella in Clayton, Victoria, the Yukon Denali is currently circulating in partial camouflage to protect MY25 updates.

Measuring no less than 5.3 metres end-to-end and riding on huge 22-inch alloy rims.

GM Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand Jess Bala said, “The GMC Yukon has been at Premoso for a few months as we start gearing up the remanufacturing process.”

“Vehicle development post-remanufacturing is progressing extremely well and we’re on track to deliver the new model to customers in the first-half of 2025.

Local pricing for Yukon is yet to be confirmed.

“Now that the camouflage has come off, we’ll be able to embark on more extensive on-road, local right-hand-drive development and testing,” Ms Bala said.

Local pricing for Yukon is yet to be confirmed but for reference the Denali four-wheel drive petrol V8 (it’s also offered as in 3.0L ‘Duramax’ turbo-diesel form in the US) lists for US$79,700 (A$124,400 on a straight currency conversion) in its home market.

Powered by GM’s (313kW/624Nm) 6.2-litre all-alloy ‘EcoTec3’ overhead-valve, naturally aspirated petrol V8 engine connected to a 10-speed auto transmission.

It will join the Chevrolet Silverado which starts from $128,000 and Chevy Corvette, starting at $175,000, before on-road costs, in the Australian GMSV line-up. 

James Cleary
Deputy Editor
As a small boy James often sat on a lounge with three shoes in front of him, a ruler between the cushions, and a circular drinks tray in his hands. He would then play ‘drivings’, happily heading to destinations unknown for hours on end. He’s since owned many cars, raced a few, and driven (literally) thousands of them at all points of the globe. He’s steered around and across Australia multiple times, spent time as an advanced driving instructor, and had the opportunity to experience rare and valuable classics here and overseas. His time in motoring journalism has included stints at national and international titles including Motor, Wheels and TopGear, and when asked to nominate a career highlight, James says interviewing industry legend Gordon Murray, in the paddock at the 1989 Australian Formula One Grand Prix was amazing, especially as Murray waived away a hovering Ayrton Senna to complete the conversation. As Deputy Editor, James manages everything from sub-editing to back-end content, while creating written and video product reviews, as well as the weekly 'Tools in the Shed' podcast.'
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