The 2021 GMC Yukon will drop the Performance Upgrade Package from its list of available options, GM Authority can confirm.
The Performance Upgrade Package (RPO code PDM) is an LPO-level, dealer-installed equipment group that includes the following:
- Performance Air Intake System (RPO 5W7)
- Cat-Back Performance Exhaust (RPO WBC)
This package was previously available on the 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL with either the 5.3L L84 V8 engine or 6.2L L87 V8. It was not available in conjunction with the 3.0L LM2 inline-six turbo-diesel engine. Customers who ordered this upgrade package could expect a mild horsepower and torque increase thanks to the Performance Air Intake, Cat-Back Performance Exhaust and the necessary engine management calibration to ensure these factory performance parts work as intended. The package added $2,295 to the price of a 2021 GMC Yukon and could be ordered with any trim level, including the range-topping AT4 and Denali trims.
It’s not clear why GM has decided to remove the Performance Upgrade Package from the GMC Yukon options list, however this change is universal across all GM full-size truck and SUV models. The automaker previously removed the package from the options list for the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup trucks, as well as the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, so it seems as though the automaker is shying away from factory performance upgrades parts for these models for the time being. It’s not clear if the Performance Upgrade Package will return to any of these vehicles’ respective order books for the 2022MY.
Prices for the 2021 GMC Yukon start at $52,595 for an entry-level SLE trim model with two-wheel drive, the 5.3L L84 V8 engine and a GM 10-speed automatic transmission. The SUV is produced at the GM Arlington Assembly plant in Texas.