GMC Yukon History

GMC Yukon History

GMC Yukon History


When the GMC Yukon was first introduced back in 1992, it made a name for itself in the full-size SUV segment. As the segment continues to decrease in size, the Yukon has continued to be a strong competitor, helping GMC make a name for its brand.

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Early History

First known as the GMC Jimmy, the full-size SUV began being produced as the Yukon at General Motors’ Arlington, Texas, in 1992. Along with offering General Motors’ StabiliTrak stability control for the first time in 2003, the Flex Fuel engine became available for the first time in the 2002 model.

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Recent History

Changing alongside consumers’ tastes in large SUVs, the GMC Yukon has gone from a two-door six-seater to a four-door SUV with room for up to nine passengers. It now offers a lot more luxurious amenities, including a Denali model with upscale materials and design.

GMC Yukon Awards

Since its introduction in 1992, the Yukon has won multiple awards, including a Best in Class in 2011 honor from Truck Trend magazine and a 5-Star Crash Test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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