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2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid Update

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The 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Solid SUV Credentials plus Fuel Economy. Like previous year models, the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid is on the pricey side.

Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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Hertz will begin renting eight CNG Honda Civics and two CNG GMC Yukons at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City early next month. The Hertz Corporation is introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet in the US. All vehicles will include NeverLost GPS units to assist renters in mapping local CNG refueling stations.

2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

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In that respect, the Yukon and the Tahoe are quite different.  Last year less than 2,000 Yukon hybrids left dealer lots.

GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

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2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Delivering power plus fuel economy. And GM made an effort several years ago to reduce the weight of GMC Yukon.

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GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

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2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Delivering power plus fuel economy. And GM made an effort several years ago to reduce the weight of GMC Yukon.

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Quick Look At Hybrid SUVs

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GMC Yukon Hybrid – $52,800 – 21 mpg. Toyota Highlander Hybrid – $40,170 – 28 mpg. Looks great. Frisky 280-hp V6. Tows 3,500 lbs.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

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GMC Yukon Hybrid. GMC Yukon. The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days.

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97 SUVs For 2012

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GMC Yukon Hybrid. GMC Yukon. Most visitors to HybridSUV.com are here for one of two reasons. Either Make/Model. Starting Price. 35,655.

Denali Hybrid | New York Auto Show

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Making its debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show (beginning 4/10/09) will be the next green offering from GMC, the 2009 Yukon Denali hybrid.

GM investing $385M in Romulus Engine plant to prepare for production of new fuel-efficient engine program

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The plant, which currently has about 840 employees on two shifts, produces a variety of V6 and V8 engines that power GM full-size vans, SUVs and pickups, including the Chevrolet Express, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado, GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Cadillac Escalade. Brief

ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

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The three, two-mode hybrids GM offers (Yukon, Tahoe, Escalade) combined for about 6,000 total sales during 2008. with a gas V-6.

Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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GM hybrids currently include the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Saturn VUE BAS; as well as the Tahoe, Silverado, Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. After months of doom and gloom for the auto industry in the USA, there is finally a ray of hope courtesy of hybrid cars. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased by 5.2

Details on GM’s new efficient top-end 8-speed automatic

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2015 Hydra-Matic 8L90 (M5U) Eight Speed RWD Automatic Transaxle Click to enlarge. The eight-speed powerflow yields a 7.0 —Hart et al. First.

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GM invests $1.4B for Arlington Plant upgrades for SUVs

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Production schedules for Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac Escalades will be unaffected by the construction. In its largest single plant investment in the US this year, General Motors announced $1.4 Construction is expected to begin this summer and take approximately three years to complete. billion.

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GM to use wind power for more than 50% of annual vehicle output from Arlington Assembly plant

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Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. General Motors’ Arlington, Texas, Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power. million in energy costs annually. Brief

Compare 11 SUVs On 11 Specs

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GMC Yukon. We call this the Hybrid SUV Comparison Chart. These eleven vehicles include: BMW Activehybrid X6. Cadillac Escalade. Chevrolet Tahoe.

2015 Chevrolet and GMC pickups, SUVs to offer eight-speed transmission with EcoTec3 V-8

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EcoTec3 V-8 (L86) ( earlier post ). Its 7.0 The 8L90 also enables numerically lower rear axle ratios, which reduce engine rpm on the highway. Brief

GM to Introduce 2010 GMC Terrain at New York Show

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GMC will also introduce a two-mode hybrid version of the Yukon Denali, joining the Yukon and Sierra two-mode hybrids in the GMC lineup. GM will introduce its new 2010 GMC Terrain at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this week. L/100km) from its 2.4L, four-cylinder Ecotec direct injection engine. L/100km). engine.

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First natural gas GM half-ton pickups with 5.3L DI engines delivered in Texas

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liter direct injection engines, which are used in the Chevy Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL and several larger pickup trucks. Nat G CNG Solutions has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors’ 5.3-liter direct injection engine. l/100 km) highway. direct injection engine. Brief

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Tula Technology reports up to 18% fuel economy gain in GM 6.2L V8 using Dynamic Skip Fire technology; emissions benefits too

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The base engine is used by General Motors in many applications, among them, the 2010 GMC Yukon Denali. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

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Big Hybrids Could Soon Be Extinct

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GM Rethinks Hybrid Option. General Motors plans to drop the hybrid option in many of its pickup truck lines in years to come. Announcements

GM offering magnetic ride control on Sierra Denali pickup

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More than 675,000 Denali models have been sold since the introduction of the 1999 Yukon Denali. GM is offering magnetic ride control on the 2015 GMC Sierra Denali; it’s the first time the advanced, electronically controlled damping system has been offered on a full-size truck. Brief

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LPG system provider Icom earns 17 new EPA certifications For GM vehicles

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The GMC-brand vehicles include Sierra, Yukon and Savana vans. Icom North America, a developer and manufacturer of liquid-injection propane (autogas) systems for commercial and consumer vehicles, has received 17 new US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems. Brief

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Are Hybrids Really 25% Safer?

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The NHTSA ranked the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV AWD, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid SUV 4WD and the GMC Yukon Hybrid SUV 4WD (all 2012 models) very high.

Winnipeg Opens B10 Station for Municipal Fleet; Part of WinSmart Program

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The others are the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton; Greater Vancouver; Halifax; Quebec City; Montreal and Gatineau, Quebec; Whitehorse, Yukon; and the Region of Waterloo, Ontario. Winnipeg, Canada has opened a new fueling station that will supply the municipal fleet with B10 biodiesel. Winnipeg’s WinSmart showcase will receive up to $2.2

NHTSA issues safety advisory on preventing undercarriage corrosion to prevent brake-line failures; closes GM investigation

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NHTSA’s investigation stemmed from a vehicle owner’s petition in 2010, and covered about 6 million model year 1999-2003 GM Sierra, Silverado, Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe and Yukon vehicles. While NHTSA can’t order a recall in this case, there is a safety issue that vehicle owners should address. Brief

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J.D. Power study finds ACEN technology woes affecting vehicle reliability for consumers

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GM models receiving an award include the Buick Encore; Buick LaCrosse; Buick Verano; Chevrolet Camaro; Chevrolet Equinox; Chevrolet Malibu; Chevrolet Silverado HD; and GMC Yukon. Problems with technology continue to affect vehicle reliability for consumers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 US Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Power.

US Hybrid Sales in February Drop 29%; Lower Decline Than General LDV Market

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The Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade two-mode full-size SUVs posted a combined 632 units, representing 8.4% of combined model sales. Click to enlarge.

Best Selling Hybrid SUV for 2009

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GMC Yukon (1,348). Lexus RX400h (10,089). Toyota Highlander (8,635). Chevy Tahoe (2,466). Saturn Vue (2,280). Cadillac Escalade (1,453).

SUV & Green Advertising Trends 01/09

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At the top of the list was the GMC Yukon, winning the distinction of most advertised SUV in January, 2009 (online). And here’s the kicker.

GM resistance spot welding process joins aluminum to aluminum

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GM already uses this patented process on the hood of the Cadillac CTS-V and the liftgate of the hybrid versions of Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. GM’s resistance spot welding process uses a patented multi-ring domed electrode that does what smooth electrodes are unreliable at doing—welding aluminum to aluminum. Brief

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General Motors Developed Two-Mode Hybrid Powertrain With MathWorks Model-Based Design; Cut 24 Months Off Expected Dev Time

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The complex control system is currently in production in the GMC Sierra Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Chevy Silverado Hybrid, and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vehicles. General Motors developed its Two-Mode Hybrid powertrain control system using Model-Based Design software from The Mathworks. Earlier post.).

CleanFUEL USA Expands Propane Engine Products With IMPCO

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5.3L GMC Yukon and Sierra. CleanFUEL North America, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with IMPCO Technologies, Inc. subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of engine components that converts vehicles to operate on cleaner gaseous fuels, such as propane. less than gasoline/diesel per gallon. Ford F150. 2009 5.3L

Reported US Sales of Hybrids Up 21% in November; New Vehicle Market Share of 2.7%

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Sales of the two-mode tahoe/Yukon/Escalade were down 36% to 489 units, representing 4.7% of combined model sales for those vehicles. Toyota.

Hybrid Sale Of The Century?

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That all changed when GM restructured to focus on only four major brands, Saturn no longer being one of them. liter 4 cylinder engine.

Reported US Hybrid Sales Up 5.2% Year on Year in June; 3% New Vehicle Market Share for the Month

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Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. Click to enlarge. For the first half of 2009, hybrids held a 2.6% new vehicle share. million. Toyota. Honda.

US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

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Monthly US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US reported by Toyota, Honda, Ford, GM and Nissan dropped 45.5% Toyota.

Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

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GMC, Chevy, and Cadillac already own the seven and eight passenger, mammoth hybrid SUV segment with their 2-Mode Yukon, Tahoe, and Escalade models.

US Hybrid Sales in March 2009 Down 44% Year-on-Year; Monthly New Vehicle Market Share of 2.5%

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GM sold a total of 1,612 hybrids in March: 609 units of the Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade two-mode SUVs (7.3% of total sales). Click to enlarge.

Reported US Sales of Hybrids Drop 31.2% in January; 2.3% New Vehicle Market Share

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Monthly reported sales of hybrids in the US. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) Hybrids took a 2.34% share of the new vehicle market for the month.