Earlier this year, General Motors lifted the curtain on the all-new GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL, debuting the next-gen SUVs in a special media event in Vail, Colorado. Now, we’re getting a look at the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali on the streets in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
For those who may be unaware, the Denali is the range-topping trim level for the Yukon nameplate, and includes a number of defining features that work to set it apart from the rest of the lineup.
Up front, we see the GMC Yukon Denali’s characteristic Galvano chrome grille, which is both larger and more detailed with the latest next-gen vehicles. Flanking the large grille section is a set of C-shaped headlamps, which come with LED lighting elements for the daytime running lamps and primary forward illumination. LEDs are also used for the fog lamps, which are located in the lower corners of the front bumper.
Moving over to the profile view, we see the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali gets chrome outlines for the door handles and windows, while additional polished trim is used for the lower styling line and badging. Deployable running boards are tucked under the body. Sizable alloy wheels fill the corners, and the wheelbase now measures in at 120.9 inches, and increase of nearly five inches compared to the previous 2020 model year.
Finally, the rear end bookends the front with C-shaped tail lamps, once again with LED lighting elements. More polished trim can be found on the hatch and lower fascia, while a trailing roof-edge spoiler is up top. Quad exhaust tips provide an outlet for spent gasses from the naturally aspirated 6.2L L87 V8 engine, which is equipped as standard on the Denali. Output is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which is routed to the wheels via the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
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