As the 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL launch in Canada, the introduction of a new off-road oriented grade means that an estimated 85 per cent of next-generation Yukons will be priced at $75,000 or more with delivery fees, according to Mark Alger, national truck and SUV marketing manager for GMC Canada.
While both hybrid and plug-in hybrid iterations will be available at launch in the United States, the units sold there during the first model year will be offered with only front-wheel drive, a configuration that Kia Canada does not see value in offering to Canadians, according to Director of Marketing Michael Kopke.
Organizers of the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) have until early fall to decide whether the country’s largest consumer trade show will proceed as a live event during the pandemic. Mazda has pulled out of the live Toronto show while Hyundai is planning alternative product reveals.
Ford of Canada officials announced pricing details Aug. 19 in the parking lot of the automaker’s Oakville, Ont., headquarters — the first in-person media presentation the company has hosted since COVID-19 distancing measures began in March.
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