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What Edmunds.com Says:The Yukon will appear with a ground-up redesign in the spring of 2006
What We Know: As part of its major truck and SUV offensive, General Motors will be launching a ground-up redesign of the GMC Yukon. The vehicle will be built on the brand-new GMT 900 platform, which it will share with the full range of GM's large trucks and SUVs. The 5.3-liter V8 is now rated at 320 hp while the larger 6.0-liter V8 is up to 350 hp. Both engines feature Displacement on Demand technology, which deactivates some of the cylinders at low loads for increased fuel economy. The cabin will be considerably more sophisticated and elegant than past versions of the Yukon, matching the sleekly refined exterior, with its new front-end sheet metal, headlights, and fascia. The 2007 Yukon's chassis will be refined for much more durable performance as well as greater noise-canceling abilities. Both passenger and cargo space are up as well. Standard safety features on all versions of the 2007 GMC Yukon will include roof-mounted head curtain side airbags for all three rows, new four-wheel disc brakes with improved ABS, Generation 6 OnStar, and standard StabiliTrak. Other new features include rear camera systems, power-assisted rear liftgates, power fold-and-tumble second-row seats, DVD systems with larger, 8-inch screens, and navigation systems. The 2007 Yukon and 2007 Yukon Denali will go on sale in the spring of 2006 with the Yukon XL and XL Denali due out in the second quarter.
Right about the time I'll be visiting dealerships and taking test drives.