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2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid Update

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The 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Solid SUV Credentials plus Fuel Economy. For those looking for the full-sized SUV experience who also want to save some money on fuel, consider the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid. The Yukon Hybrid has a fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

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. Oklahoma City is serving as a pilot program for Hertz’s CNG airport rentals program.

2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

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Like the sharing that goes on between the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids, the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is a virtual replica of the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid underneath the skin. In that respect, the Yukon and the Tahoe are quite different. Tags: GMC Yukon

GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

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2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Delivering power plus fuel economy. If you are a city driver who needs high towing capacity, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid might be the right choice. And GM made an effort several years ago to reduce the weight of GMC Yukon. 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. If you are a city driver who needs high towing capacity, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid might be the right choice. And GM made an effort several years ago to reduce the weight of GMC Yukon. GMC Yukon

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Quick Look At Hybrid SUVs

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GMC Yukon Hybrid – $52,800 – 21 mpg. Many visitors who arrive on HybridSUV.com may be overwhelmed with the amount of information available here.

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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. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. Just a month earlier it was $3.31.

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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 they want to learn more about hybrid-electric SUVs, or they are looking for a sport utility vehicle that gets decent gas mileage.

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. Those of you who have been following the hybrid industry know that GMC rolled out a non-Denali version, 2008 Yukon hybrid about a year ago.

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. General Motors will invest approximately $385 million to prepare the Romulus Engine plant in Michigan for production of an all-new, fuel-efficient engine program.

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. We originally learned about Mercedes’ plan to develop a hybrid version of their popular M-Class in September of 2007, at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

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 per cent by volume in June 2009 compared to the same month in the previous year.

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

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The 8L90, the replacement for the venerable 6L80 six-speed in GM’s lineup, is offered as well as standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L

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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 billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs. The investment allows the plant to be reconfigured with a new paint shop, body shop and general assembly area upgrades.

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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. The 115 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy will be enough to manufacture more than half of the plant’s annual vehicle output.

Compare 11 SUVs On 11 Specs

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GMC Yukon. Based on what people are searching for on HybridSUV.com and the keyword searches driving traffic from search engines, we recently created a one-page document to help our visitors compare hybrid SUVs. We call this the Hybrid SUV Comparison Chart.

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

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Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L

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. The five-passenger crossover SUV, which shares the Theta chassis with the Chevrolet Equinox, offers estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg (7.8 L/100km) from its 2.4L, four-cylinder Ecotec direct injection 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. The 2015 model vehicles were purchased by local Houston company NewTex Plumbing and San Antonio-based Pioneer Energy Services.

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Big Hybrids Could Soon Be Extinct

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In fact, the Two-Mode Hybrid is used in the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, and GMC Yukon Hybrid, as well as the 2013 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid. GM Rethinks Hybrid Option. General Motors plans to drop the hybrid option in many of its pickup truck lines in years to come.

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. GM offers magnetic ride control on a number of other vehicles, including Cadillacs, Corvettes and Buicks.

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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.

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. The new certifications cover approximately 200 2010-2012 General Motors Chevrolet- and GMC-brand light-duty trucks and SUV platforms with 4.8-

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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. Despite each receiving a mediocre rollover rating of 3 stars, the Escalade, Tahoe and Yukon all averaged an overall rating of 4 stars.

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.

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.

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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% Reported sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of light-duty hybrids in the US dropped 29% by volume in February year-on-year to 16,020 units.

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).

Best Selling Hybrid SUV for 2009

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GMC Yukon (1,348). 2009 won’t end up being a record year for hybrid vehicle sales, but considering the circumstances it would be fair to say that hybrids have held their own.

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). I wonder how the hybrid Yukon faired?

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. General Motors Research & Development developed an aluminum-to-aluminum welding technology expected to enable more use of the lightweight metal on future vehicles, which can help improve fuel economy and driving performance.

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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. Using math and simulation-based tools, GM designed the powertrain prototype within 9 months, shaving 24 months off the expected development time.

CleanFUEL USA Expands Propane Engine Products With IMPCO

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GMC Yukon and Sierra. CleanFUEL North America, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with IMPCO Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of engine components that converts vehicles to operate on cleaner gaseous fuels, such as propane.

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% Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported US sales of hybrids rose 21% year-on-year by volume in November 2009 to 20,003 units.

Hybrid Sale Of The Century?

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You might recall that the 2009 Saturn Vue was supposed to be equipped with the well publicized two-mode hybrid system, similar to what you currently find in the hybrid Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade and other hybrids from BMW and Mercedes Benz.

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

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GM hybrids currently comprise the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Vue BAS hybrids; and the Tahoe, Silverado, Yukon, Sierra, and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased 5.2%

US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

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General Motors sold 1,534 hybrids in April, comprising: 523 units of the two-mode SUVs (Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade), representing 4.5% 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%

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. Can this really be true?

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% Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge.

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

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GM reported a total of 923 hybrid sales in January, including: 599 2-mode full-size SUVs (Tahoe, 299; Yukon, 168; Escalade, 132), presenting 8.0% Monthly reported sales of hybrids in the US. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US in January dropped 32.2%