2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Is a New Sinister Look with a Performance Boost (News)

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2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition

Do you like the idea a full-size SUV with an extra doze of attitude and performance? GMC is introducing the 2019 Yukon Graphite editions to satisfy the need. Think of it as a Chevy Tahoe/Suburban RST package with premium GMC flavor stirred in.

First, the base Graphite edition Yukon build on the what is already available with SLT trim level. It adds a unique grille and paint scheme with 22-inch rims thrown in for good measure.

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Edition Wheels

The Graphite Performance package is where things really come alive with:

  • 6.2L V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission (3.23 rear axle ratio)
  • Magnetic Ride Control shocks
  • Unique 22-inch performance rims
  • High capacity air cleaner
  • Multi-color heads-up display
2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition Wheels

The Graphite packages are available for both the Yukon and the longer Yukon XL. You can add these packages with 2WD or 4×4 configurations.

These SUVs will go on sale in the United States in the summer of 2018, and pricing will be available a little later. Graphite Editions are offered in three exterior colors: Onyx Black, White Frost Tricoat and Dark Sky Metallic. Images of the White Frost tricoat are not yet available.

If you are wondering how the Chevy Tahoe RST or the GMC Yukon XL Denali perform at towing – wonder no more. Check out the times, downhill performance, and all the Ike Gauntlet™ scores in the video below. You will likely be surprised by the final results.