2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
Keeping the all-new GMC Terrain company on the GM stand at the New York Auto Show this week will be the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid, a dressed-down version of eco-luxury Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
Specifically, the Yukon Denali Hybrid in 2WD configuration will return 21 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, a considerable improvement over non-hybrid Yukons, which offer as little as 12 mpg city and 17 mpg highway. With that V-8 remaining under the hood, the Yukon Denali Hybrid's performance isn't diluted. It will still pull 5,800 lbs with its 332 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque, all while getting the gas mileage of a much smaller vehicle.
To distinguish the hybrid from the standard Yukon, GM tapped the innovation well dry and came up with new 22-in., eight-spoke wheels and a few "Hybrid" badges. Inside, the hybrid gets loaded with heated and cooled leather seats in the first two rows. The only options available are a sunroof, a blind-zone alert system in the side mirrors and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.