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

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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 four-door, eight-passenger Yukon Hybrid is designed to meet the needs of an active family or small construction business. The Yukon Hybrid has a fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. > View a photo gallery of the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid here. >

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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.

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2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid Test Drive

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I had the opportunity to test drive a 2009 GMC Yukon hybrid SUV last week, and I learned first hand how incredible the Two Mode hybrid transmission really operates. The ‘09 hybrid Yukon that I drove was a 4wd model, loaded with lots of enjoyable features. My understanding is that hybrid Yukons don’t offer a lot of options, as they come standard with all the goodies. Below is a comprehensive video review of the GMC Yukon hybrid, from Kelley Blue Book.

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Is the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid a case of denial?

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but the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid is one of those behemoth cars that make one scratch their head in amazement they bothered to make it a Hybrid. Pardon the pun (Denali, Denial, eh?)

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Is the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid a case of denial?

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but the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid is one of those behemoth cars that make one scratch their head in amazement they bothered to make it a Hybrid. Do you like this story? Pardon the pun (Denali, Denial, eh?) It's a large expensive SUV ($62,000 for the model on display at

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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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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 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.

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.

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. With the development partnership dissolved and GM replacing the Two-Mode Hybrid option with EcoTec3 technology in its pickup trucks, it seems logical that GM will also discontinue the hybrid option in future Escalade, Tahoe, and Yukon models, as well as with other SUVs. GM Rethinks Hybrid Option.

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.

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Quick Look At Hybrid SUVs

Hybrid SUV Blog

GMC Yukon Hybrid – $52,800 – 21 mpg. Many visitors who arrive on HybridSUV.com may be overwhelmed with the amount of information available here. Some people just want to know which SUVs are available as hybrids, how much they cost, what they get for gas mileage, and maybe a few other basic items. And, while we offer a comparison chart with this general information, you need to do some reading to find it.

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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. In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Since 2008, we’ve come to expect and even accept higher fuel costs.

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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. The GMC Yukon Hybrid also has an impressive list of safety features. Earlier this month, you may have read that hybrid vehicles are 25% safer (for drivers) than their non-hybrid counterparts.

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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.

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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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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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97 SUVs For 2012

Hybrid SUV Blog

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. And while we are very passionate about green car technology at Hybrid Kingdom , we also realize that there aren’t enough hybrid models (yet) to fit the needs of many SUV buyers.

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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?

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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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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.

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 EcoTec3 V-8 (L86) ( earlier post ). The GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic. Its 7.0

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Hybrid Sale Of The Century?

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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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?

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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. As of the time of this writing, buyers in the market for a hybrid sport utility have eleven (11) vehicles to choose from (not including hyrids that have been discontinued such as the Durango, Vue, Aspen and Tribute).

Saturn Vue Hybrid 2-Mode Cancelled

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What we were most excited about was the chance to finally see how the two mode hybrid technology would perform in a smaller, front wheel drive sport utility, rather than the much larger hybrid Yukon , Tahoe, or Escalade.

2010 Escalade Hybrid Updates

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Starting at a mere $73,425 the 2010 Cadillac Escalade hybrid takes the same gasoline / electric architecture used to underpin both the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid and provides it with a full-on luxury spin.

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

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We first told you about plans for a 2009 Porsche Cayenne hybrid nearly two years ago, and not much has been said or written about it since.

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Update

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Even hybrid versions of the Escalade, Tahoe and Yukon only manage 20 and 23. 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review. The Toyota Highlander got a mid-cycle makeover last year (2011) that included changes to its front-end look such as a new hood, grill, headlights, and chrome accented black rocker panels.

2011 LA Auto Show Greenery

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Hybrid SUVs at the LA Auto Show include the Escalade, ActiveHybrid X6, Tahoe, Yukon, RX 450h, Cayenne S, Highlander and Touareg. 35 new Hybrid and Plug-in Models Will Showcase at the LA Show, November 16-27. The Los Angeles Auto Show will be open for the press on November 16 & 17 and for the public November 18 through 27. Over 50 vehicles will debut, and many more new models will be on exhibit.

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Cash For Clunkers & Guzzlers Falls Short

Hybrid SUV Blog

That rules out green SUV’s like the hybrid Cadillac Escalade , the GMC Yukon hybrid and the Chevy Tahoe hybrid.

Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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GMC inches up one spot to number 25 due to average or above reliability for the Terrain, Yukon, and Yukon XL. Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Tesla are among the brands that tumbled in Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which collected data from its members about their experiences with more than half a million vehicles.

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ML450 Hybrid In ‘09 Looks Doubtful

Hybrid SUV Blog

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.

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Big Hybrid SUV Buying Opportunity?

Hybrid SUV Blog

More than a dozen 2008 model hybrid Tahoes & Yukons with under 10,000 miles…from $30K-$35K. Have you ever looked back at buying opportunities you missed and wondered if the signs to buy were right in front of you?

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‘10 Hybrid SUV Prices

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2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid.

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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. In a paper presented at the 2016 SAE World Congress, Tula Technology, developer of Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) cylinder deactivation technology, reported significant fuel economy gains of up to 18% over a conventional GM 6.2-liter V8 by operating using Dynamic Skip Fire.

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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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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.

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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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Univ. of Utah study finds many infotainment systems too distracting to be used when vehicle in motion

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GMC Yukon SLT. Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study , led by University of Utah Psychology Professor David L. Strayer, found In-Vehicle Information Systems take drivers’ attention off the road for too long to be safe.

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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.

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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 2015 Hydra-Matic 8L90 (M5U) Eight Speed RWD Automatic Transaxle Click to enlarge. GM is offering a version of its new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2015 Corvette Stingray ( earlier post ) and Z06.

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