Just like with the previous hybrid model of Yukon the 2015 GMC Yukon Hybrid will be offered with almost identical body like the standard version. Only few badges and slightly different instrument cluster will give it away that it is a hybrid model, rest is quite similar.
Even with the introduction of EcoTec3 engine lineup there are high expectations about the fuel economy and these models should offer best in class fuel efficiency. Hybrid will offer further improvements and even it is still not known exactly what will be offered we will see some quite nice features.
Improvements to the exterior include better aerodynamics and as a result this vehicle will offer higher efficiency, slightly better performances but also the lower level of the noise because of the fact that it will easily slip of and over the car. These changes benefit mostly on the highway, at higher speeds. At the front we have elegant and large grille that is accented with chrome while both rear and front received LED treatment and the high density discharge headlamps.
Review Of 2015 GMC Yukon Hybrid
When it comes to interior we also are offered with changes that now makes this segment of the vehicle one of the best on the market. High level of craftsmanship is combined with materials of great quality and as a result we are getting quiet cabin, luxury and comfort. Bose sound system comes as a standard while the ambient lightning blends in nicely. Seats are offered with dual firmness foam so that the longer trips will be fatigue free. Large number of storage options that offer great amount of space is offered with the 2015 GMC Yukon Hybrid and we are sure that drivers that are looking for a rolling office will be amazed with the layout here.
At this point we still do not have any official details about powertrain that will be offered with hybrid model. We do expect to see similarities with the previous version and if this happens it will again offer two mode hybrid system that can significantly lower the fuel economy. In this version it could go up to 30 percent.
When in the slow city traffic with large number of start and stops this vehicle will offer full shutdown of the gasoline engine and will be able to move using electric motor power only at light loads and lower speeds. Second mode is used at higher speeds and at highway where the electric motor will help out gasoline unit to lower the fuel consumption. Also, with the addition of the Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation technology it is possible to further lower the fuel consumption since it will only use the needed power that can be also delivered from less than eight cylinders so it would offer four cylinder operation.
Release Date Of 2015 GMC Yukon Hybrid
Even we still do not have any official information’s about the release date we can predict that this might happen before the end of the 2014th while the sales should start slightly after that. Price is also unknown but it would be probably set similarly with the previous model and if this happen we will be able to see price of slightly higher than $50.000 while the higher trim levels will go even higher. Standard base model, gasoline version comes with the price tag of about $45.000 to $46.000 so it would be possible to save decent amount of money on fuel bill.