2025 GMC Yukon Arrives Early to Expose Its Subtle Updates Across Imagination Land

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General Motors just wrapped 2023 as the largest domestic and in terms of overall sales across the US automotive market – it sold almost 2.6 million vehicles compared to Japanese automaker Toyota's 2.24 million and Ford's close to 2 million.
The performance was mainly due to a rise of 14% compared to 2022, sourced from a great jump in commercial fleet deliveries (+20%), the most trucks (mid-size plus full-size pickups and vans, as well), and affordable plus full-size SUVs. In fact, the latter has been a staple of GM's evolution as the company has been the sector leader for 49 consecutive years.

Currently, that is all owed to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, plus the Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV, all siblings of the same GMT T1XX platform as the Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. Late last year, GM allowed Chevrolet to be the first to refresh the current iteration of the siblings, and the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban brought a lot of goodies for the fifth-gen Tahoe and twelfth-gen Suburban.

For example, they received mildly revised front and rear fascia styling with a design inspired by the all-new 2024 Traverse and the company's pickup trucks, plus other stuff like 24-inch wheels. Inside, there's a complete revamp taking after the Escalade's cockpit, this time with an 11-inch digital instrument cluster and a standard all-new 17.7-inch infotainment display, GM Super Cruise, and more – such as a 10% more powerful 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine.

The pair will go on sale later this year as 2025 model year vehicles, and they will probably be followed by the others – GMC's Yukon and Yukon XL plus Cadillac's Escalades. The rumor mill believes the former will come first, or at least that's the impression coming from the imaginative realm of digital car content creators. For example, PoloTo is a distinctively named automotive news video channel on YouTube - and they also share visions of new models created with (some) assistance from AI, now their resident pixel master has come up with a vision for the facelifted 2025 GMC Yukon.

As always, do take all these renderings with a healthy dose of salt, as nothing is official just yet. However, the CGI expert didn't go to extremes with this unofficial presentation and only touched on the classic facelift items like the new front LED headlights, the larger wheels, or the redesigned LED taillights. Alas, don't count on this design to be the final one used by GM's stylists – there are AI-driven aberrations like the double third brake light sitting above the bumper and also perched in the middle of the tailgate.

As for the interior, we can easily believe that Chevy's Tahoe and Suburban are reasonable indications that something cool is coming down Yukon and Yukon XL's way, too. We also hope the upgraded Duramax will make its way into the lineup of engines.

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