GMSV: Trademark submitting factors to native launch for big SUV

Having final week alluded to introducing an electrical Cadillac in Australia, Common Motors seems to have been busy laying the groundwork for a full-sized, combustion-powered SUV.

A trademark submitting on the IP Australia database factors to a possible introduction for the GMC Yukon.

The submitting was revealed on March 17, 2023 and presently awaiting indexing.

The Yukon and Yukon XL are the GMC model’s counterparts to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, respectively, and all these SUVs – plus the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV – are underpinned by GM’s body-on-frame T1 platform.

This is identical platform utilized by GM’s full-sized pickup vehicles, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

Whereas producers have been recognized to trademark names in Australia with out bringing them to market, the submitting for the Yukon follows one for the Cadillac Lyriq, which was subsequently spied in right-hand drive guise.

We’ve contacted GMSV for touch upon the submitting.

The Yukon isn’t presently produced in right-hand drive, which means that if GMSV had been to introduce it, the corporate can be importing it in left-hand drive and remanufacturing it regionally because it does with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and HD pickup vehicles.

There’s no separate submitting for the Yukon XL, a stretched model of the Yukon.

The Yukon measures 5334mm lengthy, 2057mm large excluding the mirrors and 1943mm tall on a 3071mm wheelbase, whereas the Yukon XL is 5720mm lengthy on a 3406mm wheelbase.

For context, a Toyota LandCruiser 300 Collection is as much as 5015mm lengthy and 1990mm large on a 2850mm wheelbase.

Even the regular-length Yukon has seating for as much as 9 occupants throughout three rows.

It may be had with a selection of rear- or four-wheel drive and 5 trim ranges together with the off-road-oriented AT4 and glitzy Denali Final.

Three powertrains can be found: naturally aspirated 5.3-litre and 6.2-litre petrol V8s, plus a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline-six, all mated with a 10-speed computerized transmission.

The 5.3-litre produces 265kW of energy and 519Nm, whereas the 6.2-litre produces 313kW and 624Nm; the latter is presently the one engine within the local-spec Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

The three.0-litre diesel produces 206kW and an an identical 624Nm to probably the most highly effective V8.

The bottom SLE provides a ten.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google built-in and wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument cluster, LED headlights, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep help.

A entrance bench seat is optionally available, bringing seating capability as much as 9 occupants.

The mid-range SLT positive aspects commonplace blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, heated and ventilated entrance seats, leather-based trim, and an influence tailgate, whereas the 4WD-only AT4 will get hill descent management, adaptive dampers, a singular entrance fascia for an improved method angle, and entrance tow hooks and a skid plate.

The Denali, previously the top-spec mannequin, positive aspects a 14-speaker Bose sound system, surround-view digicam, 15-inch head-up show and GM’s Magnetic Journey Management.

The flagship Denali Final builds on the Denali with options like 22-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise management, a panoramic sunroof, power-retractable facet steps, digital rear-view mirror, a rear-seat leisure package deal with twin 12.6-inch show screens, massaging entrance seats, upgraded inside trim and, in RWD fashions, air suspension.

A pair of trailering packages can be found throughout the vary.

GM has competed on this area earlier than in Australia, providing a manufacturing facility right-hand drive model of the Chevrolet Suburban referred to as the Holden Suburban from 1998 to 2001.

A failure, Holden shifted simply 746 of the LandCruiser-dwarfing, V8 petrol and diesel-powered SUVs.

Ought to the Yukon and Lyriq come right here, they might assist diversify GMSV’s native line-up past Chevrolets. All that will be lacking can be a consultant from GM’s fourth North American model, Buick.

For many years, GMC did little greater than rebadge Chevrolet merchandise, with their automobiles offered by separate seller networks. The connection was much like that of Ford and its Mercury division, or Dodge and Plymouth over at Chrysler.

However because the 2000s, GM has been placing better effort in differentiating GMCs from Chevrolets, usually giving them distinctive sheetmetal and inside designs.

The model has additionally expanded past body-on-frame pickups and SUVs to unibody crossovers just like the Acadia, beforehand offered right here because the Holden Acadia.


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