2022 GMC Yukon To Add New Denali Performance Black Package15
The 2022 GMC Yukon will be available with a new Denali Performance Black Package, GM Authority can confirm.
The Denali Performance Black Package, tagged with RPO code RGF, is an LPO-level/dealer-installed equipment group that brings a number of sport-inspired components to the full-size SUV, including:
- 22-inch 6-Spoke Low Gloss Black Wheels with Machined Accents, LPO (RPO SEV)
- Black GMC emblems, LPO (RPO SFZ)
- Black nameplate, LPO (RPO RIK)
- Front 6-Piston Brembo Brake Upgrade with Color Matched Rear Calipers, LPO (RPO 5JL)
The Denali Performance Black Package will only be available to order on the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali and the extended wheelbase 2022 GMC Yukon Denali XL. The equipment group will be late availability for the 2022 model year, however, meaning it will arrive sometime after the vehicle’s initial launch. It’s not clear when GM plans to add this equipment pack to the vehicle’s order books, nor how much it plans to charge customers for it.
GM will apply a number of small changes to the 2022 GMC Yukon, which represents the second model year of the fifth generation of the SUV. For starters, the 2022 Yukon will do away with the Dark Sky Metallic and Smokey Quartz Metallic exterior colors and will add Redwood Metallic to the order books. The SUV will also now come standard Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster.
From 2022, customers will also be able to order the off-road focused GMC Yukon AT4 with the 6.2L L87 V8 engine. Previously, the GMC Yukon AT4 was only available to order with the 5.3L L84 V8 engine. The 2022 GMC Yukon AT4 will still not be available to order with the 3.0L LM2 Duramax turbodiesel inline-six engine, however, as the AT4’s unique front fascia design does not allow for the engine to be used.
We expect more details on the 2022 GMC Yukon to come to light in the near future, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for ongoing GMC Yukon news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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just give me supercruise or give me ultra cruise, otherwise im out.
Why anyone would want to take their hands off the steering wheel strapped into a 6000lb death machine while flying down the highway is beyond me. When did people get so lazy that they don’t even want to pay attention while in the driver’s seat??? Just drive the damn car…or take an Uber.
Black package after black package. It’s painfully evident that GM isn’t willing to pay anyone to come up with actual packages that mean something any more. Must have hired a bunch of low paid kids to “think” of how they can use black on everything. Sure isn’t what it used to be. Examples of trims/packages in the past that actually gave you substance:
Spring Edition Deville
Park Avenue Ultra
Buick Regal Joseph Abboud Edition
Buick LeSabre Collectors Edition
Shall I go on GM? Bring back something with some true grit. Think outside the black box.
Sorry it is 2021.
Other than a couple of these cars few knew they even were offered. Most were just simple trim items.
Only the original Biarritz was anything really special and it was so expensive few were sold.
After seeing the prices of these Denali here if the price goes any higher it would pass up Cadillac and then you have more inter division conflict.
The point is more substance is called Escalade.
The GMC mission is to be better and more profitable than Chevy but still not compete with Cadillac.
C8.R: I can’t agree. Who cares if it’s 2021? What does that have to do with anything I said above? Maybe you didn’t understand the point in my post and I was just using a very small number of examples that date back some years because GM has gotten so lazy in this department. I’ll use a couple of my examples with specifics that made these cars special. Eldo Biarritz 1979 to 1985: Specific stainless steel roof, specific seats, more chrome/stainless trim, model specific exterior lighting. Spring Edition DeVille: Only came in several specific colors, simulated convt top, special two-tone leather seats to match the outside color, center wheel cover caps that matched the color, etc. LeSabre Collectors Edition: Special hood ornament. Special badges. Seats from the Park Avenue. Special key fobs, book and collectors kit. Those are just a few of the short list I mentioned.
If GM wants to learn how to create a special package that will add value and give people something that most others don’t have, then they should look into their past (point of my post above) or look to Jeep. At least Jeep knows how to offer limited and/or special edition packages.
These limited editions are generally forgettable today,
I owned a 40th anniversary Bonneville that just had special paint two emblems and floor mats. It came in two colors. I had to explaine to people what it was when we sold it because they never heard of it.
These desks are just not money makers and if they were we would see more. The Corvette and Jeep Wrangler is about the only one still really making a version that really interest people and it is mostly paint or decals.
The Mustang and Camaro has offered what you say often but are generally missed or not noticed.
Today most times today people want special options and equipment like the Bison and vehicles like that take money for the extra parts. Just the special close outs for the bumper we’re over a million 5 for the tooling.
Also we need to factor in that like in the Denali case here it has most of the special trim. Both of mine have cooled seats, real wood trim, one has hud, real aluminum trim on the dash, bed lighting, larger wheels and tires. It came with about $2 more items than the SLT that I could get.
If there was still money in cheap hood ornaments we would see more.
You may disagree but today few are fooled by fake special editions.
A black package at this point seems like a cheap way to squeeze out more money from people who buy the Denali package. Shouldn’t the Denali have everything already?
A performance package that doesn’t even include the Performance Upgrade package (air intake and cat-back exhaust). Makes complete sense to me.
I get someone wanting the Denali features with less chrome, but this doesn’t go far enough in that direction (Grille is still chrome) and adds a feature no one is asking about ( Brembo brakes).
Look these packages are easy and inexpensive to put together and they sell out and make money.
Why Black well they sell the best as GM has offered other colors and they are just not as easy to sell. The Colorado has tried white, gray and blue but black is the main seller.
The performance options here are dealer installed and really add little if any performance. Most in a Denali don’t want the noise vs the AT4 buyer.
Look if you want other colors buy another color. You can get fully loaded Denali models in a number of colors.
OK GM keep telling you this and that about the Yukon so when can you order the 2022
Where is your grab handle to assist getting in and out of passenger side, who needs that crappy little speaker on the post??
Amen on the assist handle!
Thankfully Tahoe kept it on 2021 High Country, so I went with it.
Have had Yukon Denali until now, but the handle (and, yes, my wife and I are Boomers) was a deal breaker since Denali and Escalade opted to delete it.
NEED TO DO MORE TECHNOLOGY INSIDE THE VEHICLE, LOOK AT ALL COMPETITORS EVEN KIA AND HYUNDAI THAT ARE CHEAPER BRANDS THAT HAVE TOP TECHNOLOGY. GMC NEEDS TO UP THEIR GAME ON IT.