2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Editions Add Appearance, Performance Upgrades

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Editions

Special editions do well in today’s car market, just ask Chevrolet which continues to expand its Midnight Edition lineup, most recently with the Tahoe. Now it’s the GMC Yukon’s turn.

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite and Graphite Performance Editions

The 2019 GMC Yukon will be offered this summer in two special editions. The first is a Graphite Edition dark appearance package. A separate Graphite Performance Edition adds vehicle performance upgrades. Meaning, you can’t get the performance upgrades unless you get the appearance package.

2019 GMC Yukon

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Edition. Credit: GMC

They’re available on SLT trim vehicles and can be ordered on either Yukon or Yukon XL with either 2- or 4-wheel drive.

The Yukon Graphite Edition includes 22-inch bright machined wheels with Carbon Flash Metallic pockets, black assist steps with gloss black accents, premium black chrome grille mesh insert and fog lamp surrounds, body-color grille surround, black roof rails, gloss black beltline moldings and additional black trim.

The Graphite Performance Edition adds the following:

  • 6.2L V-8 engine.
  • 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Magnetic Ride Control.
  • 22-inch six-spoke Gloss black wheels.
  • Active two-speed transfer case (4WD models only).
  • Trailer brake controller.
  • 170-amp alternator.
  • 3.23 axle ratio.
  • High capacity air cleaner.
  • Bose Active Noise Cancellation.
  • Multi-color Head-up Display.
  • 8-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Center.
  • 8-inch Color Touch Screen Navigation with GMC Infotainment System.

The Yukon Performance edition comes with GM’s 6.2-L V-8 under the hood good for 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired to a 10-speed automatic. It also comes with Magnetic Ride Control, which uses sensors to “read” the road and can alter the damping rate of the shocks almost instantly.

Colors and Availability 

Graphite Editions are offered in three exterior colors: Onyx Black, White Frost Tricoat, and Dark Sky Metallic.  The 2019 Yukon and Yukon XL Graphite Editions will go on sale sometime this summer, but pricing info is not out yet.

Photo Credit: GMC

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