The 2022 GMC Yukon arrives as the second model year of the latest fifth-generation vehicle, introducing a select number of changes and upgrades over the preceding 2021 model year. Among these is the addition of the new Denali Black Package.
The new Denali Black Package for the 2022 GMC Yukon is tagged with RPO code RGF, and is available as an LPO-level option (that is, installed at by the dealer, rather than at the factory) for the range-topping Denali trim level.
Notably, the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali Black Package follows the cancellation of the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali Performance Black Package, the latter of which GM Authority previously covered back in late September. Now, the package has returned with the same RPO code, but a new name and almost completely different features.
The new Denali Black Package for the 2022 GMC Yukon now includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Sport Pedal Cover Kit (SBZ)
- Illuminated front and rear door sill plates (S0M)
- Black illuminated GMC emblem (R88)
- Black nameplates (RIK)
- Illuminated mirror GMC emblem (S3I)
- 22-inch selective machining Carbon Flash wheels (SIY)
Pricing for the package isn’t available yet.
Further updates in place for the 2022 GMC Yukon include the deletion of Smokey Quartz Metallic and Dark Sky Metallic with regard to exterior paint colors, while Redwood Metallic will join the options list. What’s more, the 2022 GMC Yukon will come equipped as standard with Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, as well as a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster.
Additionally, the 2022 GMC Yukon AT4 will now be available with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, whereas previously, the AT4 was only available with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84. The AT4 trim level continues to be unavailable with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine due to clearance issues with the front bumper.
Back in May, GM Authority actually suggested that the GMC Sierra Denali needs a blackout package such as the one just announced for the Yukon. However, we’d go a little further and black out the window frames, or what is also called the DLO (day light openings) trim.