Safety features are a hot topic these days, and most automakers are scrambling to offer the latest and greatest tech items to entice buyers. That includes General Motors and GMC, which is now adding new GMC Pro Safety packages to specific 2021 models.
Essentially, GMC’s previous safety tech feature packages, which include the Driver Alert Package, Driver Alert Package 1, and Driver Alert Package II, will be gradually replaced in GMC’s product lineup with what the automaker is now calling the GMC Pro Safety and GMC Pro Safety Plus packages.
However, these new packages are more than a simple rebranding effort. Rather, the content of the new packages also changes.
More specifically, the new GMC Pro Safety Package includes the following popular features:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Following Distance Indicator
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Intellibeam Auto High Beams
- Lane Keep Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
Meanwhile, the GMC Pro Safety Plus Package also adds in the following features:
What’s more, Pro Safety Plus adds in Rear Park Assist in certain models.
For now, the first 2021 model year vehicles to equip the GMC Pro Safety Package and GMC Pro Safety Plus package include the GMC Terrain, the GMC Acadia, the GMC Yukon, and the GMC Yukon XL. However, the GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra HD, GMC Canyon, and GMC Savana do not offer either of the new safety tech packages.
That said, we imagine that the long-term plan will be to replace and rebrand the safety offerings for the entire lineup with the two new packages listed above.
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