GMC Teases 2025 Yukon, Shows Exterior Refresh

gmc yukon 2025 exterior oem 01 jpg 2025 GMC Yukon | Manufacturer image

With Chevrolet having debuted a face-lifted Tahoe and Suburban over the winter, an updated GMC Yukon is next in the pipeline. We’ll get our first full look at the revised SUV later this year, but in the meantime, we can get a good idea of what’s coming from a single image the company released today and from the changes made to its Chevrolet cousins.

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Refined Style

The image GMC released shows a headlight that retains the basic shape of the current unit, with LED daytime running lights framing the assembly, but more compact headlights inboard from the daytime running lights. As with the Tahoe, it’s unlikely there is any change to the Yukon’s sheet metal, and without seeing the 2024 and 2025 models side by side, the differences will probably be hard to spot.

We expect the story to be different inside. Chevy overhauled its big SUVs’ interiors with a massive 17.7-inch touchscreen at the center of the dash. The Yukon will almost certainly receive a similar treatment, and upgraded materials are also likely to create a more luxurious environment.

Updated Diesel, Carryover V-8s

In the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban, the optional turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-six engine is reworked, squeezing out an additional 28 horsepower and 35 pounds-feet of torque, for totals of 305 and 495, respectively. The same improvements appearing in the Yukon is a no-brainer, and the standard 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 and available 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 should carry over unchanged. A 10-speed automatic should remain the only available transmission, with rear- and four-wheel drive available.

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GMC will give us our first look at its new SUVs later this year. Perhaps more exciting than our own first look at the updated trucks will be their reception overseas, as the 2025 GMC Yukon will mark the brand’s debut in Australia, China and New Zealand. With the value of first impressions in mind, we have high hopes for the refreshed SUV.

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