We just got our first official look at the next-generation 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban last night at the big reveal event in Detroit, but now we’re getting a preview of another full-size GM SUV – the next-gen 2021 GMC Yukon.
This particular prototype appears to be the standard-length Yukon model, as opposed to the extended-length Yukon XL. What’s more, the prototype 2021 GMC Yukon appears to be the range-topping Denali trim level, and provides our first look at the new front and rear fascias without the heavy camouflage padding.
Most notable are the new front and rear lighting elements, which are finally out in the open sans the traditional mesh coverings.
These new 2021 GMC Yukon spy photos also give us a chance to compare the latest GMC and Chevrolet design treatments.
Placed side by side with the recently unveiled 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, we find the 2021 GMC Yukon sports a more squared-off fascia design, whereas the new ‘Burban utilizes extra curves and creases. The central grille section also looks wider on the Chevy.
Moving around to the profile and rear, styling between these two is much more similar, with the same rear hatch design, quad exhaust tips, and similar taillamp shapes as well. That said, different inner taillamp graphics help to differentiate between the 2021 GMC Yukon and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban.
Of course, it goes without saying that this prototype could look quite a bit different once the camo comes off.
In addition to new exterior styling, the next-generation 2021 GMC Yukon will also sport a redesigned cabin space, new infotainment tech, and a new independent rear suspension. Part of the package will be a switch to the GM T1 vehicle platform, the same architecture used to underpin the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, not to mention the upcoming all-new Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV.