Wednesday, October 05, 2005

GMT 900 Revealed - Pt. II

2007 GMC Yukon

At midnight today, GM unveiled it's next version of the highly-anticipated GMT 900 SUV, the GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali.

While typically I argue that there are inherent differences between the brands and products, I'm sorry to say that aside from slightly different content levels, and front sheetmetal, there's little to differentiate the base Yukon.

2007 GMC Yukon

While the '07 Tahoe can be described as conservatively progressive, I can't put any other description on the Yukon than conservative. Much as anticipated from the Flex N Gate CAD drawings, the GMT variant of the 900 bears close resemblance to the Envoy, GMC's GMT 360/370 platform offering.

2007 GMC Yukon

For one reason or another, I find the headlamps to be the most disconcerting factor of the front end. They seem better suited on a Cadillac (last-gen DTS) or Buick (Lucerne), and don't tie into GMC's current design themes.

2007 GMC Yukon Denali

That's not to say it's unattractive. However, the Denali variant seems much more sophisticated, with the billet upper and lower grilles, monotone trim, and larger chrome wheels. Depending on taste, you'll either be amused or appalled at the standard clear-lense rear tailight housings.

2007 GMC Yukon Denali

The 2007 Denali is also the first GMT 900 variant to use the new 6.2L Vortec V8, and the Hydra-matic 6L80 six-speed transmission. The 6.2 features variable valve timing, and cranks out 380 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque.

2007 GMC Yukon Denali Interior

Only the Denali interior was photographed for this release, and doesn't show much change from the Tahoe's interior, save for the addition of brushed aluminum accents throughout the IP region.

For more information on the GMT 900, and what will likely be offered on the standard '07 Yukon, please refer to the GMT Blog's posting regarding the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.


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