GMC unveiled the all-new 2007 Yukon and Yukon Denali full-size SUVs Oct. 5. They are based on GM's all-new full-size SUV family, which features distinctive styling, spacious and refined interiors, exceptional driving characteristics and enhanced safety features.

The new Yukon family is distinguished with sleek, expressive styling that announces a new look for GMC vehicles - styling that conveys GMC's professional grade qualities and a distinct design from other GM vehicles. The vehicles offer more power and better fuel economy than the vehicles they replace, enhancing GMC's "more than expected" reputation.

"The all-new 2007 Yukon and Yukon Denali bring GMC's professional grade philosophy to a new level - we're aiming to provide customers more than they expect in all respects," said John Larson, GMC general manager. "Yukon Denali is our flagship and delivers the performance and features of a luxury SUV, along with the full capability demanded in a full-size truck."

Yukon and Yukon Denali are available early in the first quarter of 2006. Yukon is available in SLE (cloth trim) and SLT trim (leather appointments), as well as 2WD and 4WD configurations. Yukon Denali is a distinct model, with differentiated, exclusive features that elevate its performance and style to an unprecedented level - including an exclusive 6.2L all-aluminum small-block V-8 engine with variable valve timing and a new six-speed automatic transmission.

Yukon and Yukon Denali have a sleeker, taut form. Wraparound front and rear fascias, styled mirrors and integrated running boards provide a seamless, contemporary appearance. Craftsmanship is found in elements such as tight tolerances between exterior components and a tuned, wheels-to-the-corners proportion. The wheels are aligned on the same plane as the outer edges of the fenders, giving the vehicle a confident, broad-shouldered stance.

The toned look on all models is created with faster windshield angle of 57 degrees, which flows gracefully into the roofline. This also improves aerodynamic performance to a segment-best 0.363 cd, which helps improve fuel economy and reduce wind noise.

Jewel-look lighting elements, wraparound fascias and doors that extend over the rockers accent the vehicles' precise and refined design elements. The headlamps are larger, using bright halogen bulbs that deliver improved lighting spread. Rear-end styling also is distinct, with unique treatments above the beltline and around the glass, including taillamps and integrated license plate pockets.

Yukon Denali is distinguished with exterior appointments that take its exclusive appearance to a higher, more differentiated level. In addition to its iconic chrome grille, the '07 Yukon Denali also features enhanced exterior bright work, unique and premium-look headlamps, taillamps and rear fascia treatment, as well as unique 18-inch standard wheels - 20-inch wheels are available. The headlamps and taillamps further the jeweled look of Yukon models with detailed lighting elements and clear lenses - with etched GMC logos on the headlamp bezels - that provide a crystalline appearance and distinctive lighting patterns.

All models offer features such as articulated running boards (available mid-year) and a power liftgate. Vehicles not equipped with the power liftgate feature an easy-to-operate liftgate that is specially designed with a micro-switch that assists the operator by using the mass of the tailgate to almost open or close itself once the liftgate is past the halfway-open position. An ergonomically designed, recessed cup with pull handle makes closing the liftgate an easy, one-handed operation.

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