2018 GMC Yukon Goes Dark With Graphite Edition

By Justin Cupler | June 20th, 2018

The 2018 GMC Yukon is already a stylish people hauler, but it’s about to get a little more stylish with two all-new Graphite Edition models for the Yukon SLT.

The 2018 Yukon’s new Graphite models are twofold, as they include one aesthetic-only package and one that adds extra muscle to the mix. GMC dubbed the former just the Yukon Graphite Edition, and its upgrades include 22-inch wheels with Carbon Flash Metallic pockets, black assist steps with gloss-black accents, black-chrome grille insert and fog light surrounds, body-color grille surround, black roof rails, gloss-black beltline moldings and additional black trim.

2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Edition Wheels

The more performance-oriented model, dubbed the 2018 Yukon Graphite Performance Edition adds all the aesthetic goodies the Graphite Edition includes and a long list of additional upgrades. The additional updates include a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, a 10-speed automatic transmission, magnetic ride control, 22-inch gloss-black wheels, an active two-speed transfer case on four-wheel-drive versions, a trailer-brake controller, 170-amp alternator, 3.23-to-1 axle ratio, a high-capacity air filter, Bose active noise cancellation, a multi-color head-up display, 8-inch customizable driver information center, and touchscreen navigation.

Buyers can order both Graphite Edition models in the standard Yukon SLT level or the longer Yukon XL SLT and with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. It’ll come with three color options: Onyx Black, White Frost Tricoat, and Dark Sky Metallic. Pricing will come as we near the Graphite Edition’s summer release date.

2018 GMC Yukon Shows Its Dark Side With Graphite Edition

GMC has embraced the dark side with the 2018 Yukon Graphite Editions. There are two to choose from, and one includes serious performance upgrades.

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