• Apr 5th 2009 at 7:19PM
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General Motors is planning to add another SUV to its hybrid vehicle fleet, in this case wearing the Yukon's top-level Denali trim. There's not much new to report here, as the Yukon Denali Hybrid will feature the same exact drivetrain that's fitted to its siblings from The General, including the non-Denali Yukon. That means we'll see a 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine with 332 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque mated up with GM's sophisticated 2-Mode hybrid transmission. Expect EPA fuel economy ratings of 21 city, 22 highway for two-wheel drive models and 20/20 when equipped with four-wheel drive.

The hybrid Denali will make its debut at the New York Auto Show, joining the new-for-2010 GMC Terrain, which is based on the equally new Chevy Equinox. GM will debut a new 2.4-liter four cylinder engine in the Terrain and Equinox that will manage 30 mpg on the highway. Optional will be a 3.0-liter direct injected V6 that will get an estimated 18 city and 25 highway.

[Source: AutoWeek]

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      • 8 Months Ago
      GM Management - the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox/GMC Terrain CUV's should have had the option of either the "two-mode" or "BAS-2" hybrid systems from the get-go. Ditto for the 2010 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia -- THIS YEAR -- NOW! Get all them "to average" an honest 23-25 mpg overall and you will have WINNERS. Even the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS (as well as the "mere 302 hp V6 "base model") should have the BAS-2 option. With a current average of 19-20 mpg overall for the Camaro SS with 400/426 hp, a BAS-2 system could add at least another 3-4+ mpg overall. What other car maker could claim 400 or 426 hp with an overall average approaching 23-24+ mpg? I'm old enough to remember when Volkswagen used to advertise "an honest 25 mpg" overall for the old VW Beetle in the early 1970's during the 1973 gas crisis. Virtually every GM vehicle should include the BAS-2 system as an option - NOW!.
      Bring out Acadia and Terrain "Denali" versions as well. Best Wishes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd think that GM could make the entire Denali line a hybrid-only one, where the costs could be justified under a "luxury vehicle".

      I also wonder if GM would fit the belt-alternator system to the Terrain/Equinox out of the Vue - and what kind of mileage that system could get...
        • 8 Months Ago
        ...or are SUV's just a bad idea....
        Are you freakin' kidding me?
        the market's not wrong, we love our suv's, I mean love them.
        I just got a new Jeep Diesel, 20 city, 25 highway wtf the matter with that?
        It hauls boats takes dogs to the vet, hauls around skiers and boarders, and takes parents to from the old folks home
        All purpose, all the time safe, reliable and easy on fuel
        Like I could do all that in a smaart/dumb car or some weasly hybrid that fills the cargo area with batteries and can't jump a speedbump
        Get a pair you nerd!
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