GMC Goes Entirely Into Luxury Mode With The Latest Yukon Denali Ultimate


GMC’s Yukon further encroaches on its Cadillac Escalade sibling’s luxury territory for 2023 with the arrival of a new Ultimate grade for the Yukon Denali. First offered on the related GMC Sierra 1500 Denali for 2022, the Ultimate grade brings a number of premium touches inside and out, while also allowing the General Motors Super Cruise driver to assist the driver with towing and automatic lane change capabilities.

Design-wise, its exterior accents are finished in exclusive “Vader Chrome” and there’s Galvano trim on the front fascia. These contrast with bright chrome window and door panel trim, and the SUV sits on 22-inch seven-spoke ultra-bright machined wheels with chrome accents and dark paint.

A keen eye will notice these exterior upgrades, but the real differences are inside. Full-grain leather in a shade of brown called Alpine Umber covers all three rows of seats. Up front, the driver and passenger benefit from 16-way power seats with massage functions. Contrast stitching with Ultimate branding further enhances the seats, and there’s more brown in the form of woodgrain trim in various places. This contrasts with the aluminum trim, and sure, there is an upgraded stereo. An 18-speaker Bose system is installed, including speakers integrated into the front head restraints.

Infotainment duties are handled by a 10.2-inch display with Google built-in that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes with available Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, Amazon Alexa, and wireless phone charging.

Power comes from a 6.2-liter V8 developing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six is ​​an option with 277 horsepower and the same torque. Both are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. A rear entertainment system and a towing package. And that’s all.

GMC Goes Entirely Into Luxury Mode With The Latest Yukon Denali Ultimate GMC Goes Entirely Into Luxury Mode With The Latest Yukon Denali Ultimate GMC Goes Entirely Into Luxury Mode With The Latest Yukon Denali Ultimate

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