2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid Detailed

The 2009 New York Auto Show will witness yet another world debut of one of GMC's vehicles, this time in the shape of the 2009 Yukon Denali Hybrid. The eight seater full size SUV will be available in Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealerships in May, joining GMC's existing hybrid line: Yukon and Sierra.

“The eight-passenger GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid goes just as far on a gallon of gas in the city as a much smaller, V6 Toyota Camry sedan. And in terms of fuel savings, the GMC Yukon Denali saves about 250 gallons of fuel a year over the Lexus GX 470,” Susan Docherty, Buick-Pontiac-GMC vice president said in a release.

The hybrid uses a combination of two lightweight electric motors (two-mode hybrid system) packed in the transmission and an electronic brake emulator that provides blended regenerative braking. The motors work in conjunction with the 6.0l V8 engine, which develops 332 horsepower and 498 Nm of torque. The 2009 Yukon Denali Hybrid achieves an estimated 21 miles per gallon city (11.2l/100 km).

The hybrid is poor in terms of trim levels and additional options a customer can purchase. The available options come in the shape of interior (ebony or chasmere) and drivetrains (two-wheel and four-wheel). As for tweaks, the only things one can choose to add to the hybrid are sunroof, rear-seat entertainment DVD system and side blind zone alert mirrors.

When it will become available, the 2009 Yukon Denali hybrid will have a MSRP starting price of $59,185 (2WD) and $62,030 (4WD). The prices include a destination charge of $950. In addition, customers can benefit from a tax credit of up to $2,200.
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