Slightly less popular but still just as ridiculous, the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid will be joining the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Hybrid at GM’s “Hey look, we’re trying!” booth at the 2009 New York Auto Show next week. Like the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, the Yukon Denali Hybrid is equipped with GM’s 332-horsepower 6.0L Vortec V8 VVT engine, mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Thanks to GM’s Active Fuel Management system and automatic cylinder deactivation, the Yukon Denali Hybrid achieves a fairly significant boost in fuel economy with an official EPA rating of 20 mpg city/21 mpg hwy (up from 12 mpg city/17 mpg hwy on the standard Yukon).
As GMC’s premium SUV, the Yukon Denali Hybrid doesn’t skimp on luxury and comes standard with 12-way power, heated/cooled leather-appointed perforated front seating and heated, second-row, leather-appointed bench seating, GM’s OnStar with Directions & Connections and Turn-by-Turn Navigation, navigation radio with rear camera system, a Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System and three years of real-time XM NavTraffic. Optional accessories include either an Ebony or Cashmere interior, a sunroof, rear-seat entertainment DVD system, and side blind zone alert mirrors.
Also standard on the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid is a hefty price tag, and buyers can expect to part with anywhere from $59,185 (2WD) to $62,030 (AWD) for the privilege of parking the green wagon in their driveway. In addition, thanks to its official classification as a hybrid, buyers may also be eligible to receive up to $2,200 in federal tax credits – which should be just enough to cover the tab for whatever hooker buying/8-ball snorting activity the Denali’s target demographic typically engages in.
Source: General Motors