The GMC Yukon family of full-size SUVs has been expanded in the Middle East with the launch of a special-edition Yukon to commemorate the model’s 25th anniversary.

Offered exclusively on the SLE and SLT model range marked with an exclusive 25th Anniversary badge, the limited-edition 2018 GMC Yukon features a chrome-trimmed premium, personalised appearance with bright chrome accents and body side moldings, including chrome mirror caps, chrome accessory grille inserts, chrome door-handles in addition to polished chrome exhaust tip, chrome tow hooks and 20- or 22in polished aluminum wheels.

The Yukon Denali has been upgraded in 2018 with a new dimensional front grille as well as a new 10-speed automatic transmission designed to make the most of the engine’s horsepower and torque to optimize the overall performance and efficiency of the SUV. Providing the capability, refinement, safety, performance and connectivity that discerning customers expect, the 2018 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali also feature a new tire fill alert as part of the tire pressure monitor; and are available in new exterior body colour.

Yukon SLE and SLT models are powered by advanced EcoTec3 engines that deliver more horsepower and torque with one of the segment’s best V8 fuel economy. EPA-estimated highway fuel economy is 10.4L/100km with the standard 5.3-litre engine (2WD models). On the other hand, Yukon Denali’s exclusive 6.2-litre engine makes the most power in the segment — 420 horsepower and 624Nm of torque. It is matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission that further enhances efficiency and refinement.

Inside and out, bold styling advances GMC’s professional grade credentials with elements precision-executed for beauty and function. Yukon’s more aerodynamic exterior also improves highway efficiency and contributes to its quiet ride. The Yukon lineup delivers greater capability and greater refinement through enhanced chassis and suspension systems. A fully boxed frame — composed of more than 75 per cent high strength steel — supports a quiet and controlled ride.