GMC is known for their professional grade trucks. Now, the company is debuting an incredible new Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition for the GMC Yukon. So what exactly are the Graphite Edition and Graphite Special Edition vehicle? In the case of the Graphite Edition, you get those special aftermarket looks without having to pay for those aftermarket prices. And the Graphite Performance edition goes a step further by providing special aftermarket looks, performance and convenience features all in one package. Overall, both of these models are designed to provide an aggressive monochromatic look on the front end with unique wheels and gloss black trim features. Quite simply, these special edition Yukons are designed to stand out from the crowd.
These special edition Yukon will debut for the 2019 model year. And those who want a truck that turns heads will want to give these special edition vehicles a good look. To help you get better acquainted with these special edition vehicles, we have put together this in-depth review of both special edition models of these vehicles.
2019 Yukon Graphite Edition
The Graphite Edition is a special edition model on Yukon and Yukon XL models for 2019. This special edition vehicle builds on the popular Yukon SLT trim model with unique darkening equipment on the exterior of the vehicle. The Graphite Edition models will be available with the following exterior colors – White Frost Tintcoat, Dark Sky Metallic and Onyx Black. This vehicle will receive a body-color grille surround which will enhance the monochromatic look of the vehicle. The grille insert and fog lamp surrounds receive black chrome finish. The following equipment will be finished in gloss black – side window surround, assist steps, belt line moldings, and roof rail inserts.
The Graphite Edition also provides unique 22-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels with Carbon Flash Metallic on the pocket areas. While this special edition vehicle is designed to offer exceptional looks, the mechanics of this Yukon was not ignored. To give this vehicle an exceptional ride, an air leveling rear suspension is available as standard.
Overall, the Graphite Edition is designed to stand out from the crowd. Best of all, you can have this vehicle available as either a two-wheel or a four-wheel drive. This special edition 2019 vehicle will be available in the late summer of 2018.
2019 Yukon Graphite Performance Edition
For those who want serious performance to go with great looks, the Graphite Performance Edition will be the top choice for those discerning GMC owners. First off, the Performance Graphite Edition features all the stylish looks of the Graphite Edition with a number of performance and interior upgrades.
On the exterior, the Graphite Performance Edition distinguishes itself with a unique 22-inch, six-spoke wheels with a gloss black finish as standard. These wheels are designed to let everyone know that there is not only serious style on the outside but serious performance under the hood as well. The Graphite Performance Edition features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine married to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers a powerful 420 horsepower with 460 foot-pounds of torque. This is the same powertrain that powers the top-of-the-line Yukon Denali. For the first time, this 420 horsepower V-8 is being made available on a Yukon SLT trim.
While the Graphite Performance Edition provides a powerful V-8 engine, this Yukon did not ignore the ride quality. As standard, this special edition vehicle features Magnetic Ride Control suspension to make every drive a pleasure. So what exactly does Magnetic Ride Control suspension do? Well, this suspension provides precise adjustments to dampening for the ideal balance of ride and handling. This special suspension was only previously available on the Yukon Denali.
To give drivers the ultimate interior experience, this vehicle offers a number of premium technology features. Those features include an eight-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Navigation, a Multi-Color Head-Up Display, an eight-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Center and an electronic trailer brake controller.
From the inside out, the Graphite Performance Edition provides the ultimate GMC has to offer from exterior looks to interior convenience and engine performance. The 2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition will be available in the late summer of 2018.
GMC has long been known as a professional grade truck maker. Now, you can get the long-lasting quality of a GMC with unique looks and performance without having to rely on aftermarket parts and service. So the final question is, which one of these special edition Yukons is best for you? Well, if you are really into the looks of a vehicle, then you should go for the Graphite Edition. However, if you want the full performance, looks and technology package, then you should go for the Graphite Performance Edition. Either way, you won’t go wrong with each of these Yukon special edition vehicles.