The next-generation 2021 GMC Yukon features a long list of changes and features, from the latest GM T1 vehicle platform underpinnings, to a fresh off-road-flavored AT4 trim level, to all-new styling both inside and out. The new Yukon’s interior design comes in two varieties, with a unique layout specifically for the range-topping Denali trim level. Now, we’re taking a look at what sets the two interior designs apart.
“Yukon was the model in which Denali originated in 1999, and now more than 20 years later, we’re introducing the quintessential Denali,” said executive director of Global Buick and GMC Design, Helen Emsley. “It delivers a first-class experience with an all-new, exclusive interior and a bolder, more distinctive exterior design.”
We were the first to report that the 2021 GMC Yukon would offer two different cockpit configurations in an exclusive post back in December, weeks before the next-gen SUV was revealed in Vail, Colorado, earlier this month.
The biggest differentiator between the Denali interior and the rest of the the lineup is the placement of the primary infotainment screen. The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali features a screen that’s integrated directly with the dash, whereas the rest of the lineup comes with a screen that’s mounted in a stand-up, tablet-style high on the dash.
What’s more, the rest of the upper portion of the dash is different. The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali mounts the central air vents in a horizontal line that connects with the gauge cluster behind the wheel, whereas the rest of the line places the vents underneath the tablet-style screen. The passenger-side seat comes with an extra trim strip as well.
Further interior differences include unique upholstery and four exclusive color themes for the Denali, each of which comes with authentic wood trim, plus leather surfaces that are hand-cut and stitched in a unique Denali pattern.
The new Power Sliding Center Console is another highlight of the the 2021 GMC Yukon. Offered on Denali, SLT, and AT4 trim levels, this feature opens up extra storage up front on demand.
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