Earlier this month, GM Authority spies caught a 2024 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate prototype undergoing testing, giving us an early sneak peek at the upcoming 2024 model refresh for the GMC Yukon nameplate. However, GM Authority has since learned from sources familiar with the matter the details surrounding the new Yukon Denali Ultimate trim level set to replace the existing Yukon Denali Ultimate package.
The new GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate trim level will be introduced for the 2022i (2022 interim) model year, but may be pushed back to the 2023 model year due to the ongoing shortages and delays currently running rampant in the automotive industry.
For those who may be unaware, the Denali Ultimate trim level was first introduced with the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500. Similar to the pickup model, the GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate will replace the chrome exterior elements with a new dark gray color known as Vader Chrome.
The components set to receive the new, darker treatment include the front grille and front logo, as well as the foglight surround trim. The treatment will also be applied to the front fender badging with the Mt. Denali topography graphic, lower door trim, and in the rear, the lift gate applique and lower bumper trim as well.
Finally, the rear logo will also sport the sleek new color treatment. In the corners, the new GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate trim level will ride on unique wheels. Notably, the window surrounds, also known as daylight openings, or DLOs, will stay chrome.
Furthermore, the upcoming GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate trim level will upgrade the interior spec with top-shelf features like full-grain leather upholstery and authentic open-pore wood trim, as well as complementary topographical map patterns of Mt. Denali throughout.
Further content for the trim will include high-tech features like power-retractable assist steps with perimeter lighting, a panoramic sunroof, and several packages typically available as optional upgrades for the “standard” Denali.
At present, GMC offers the Denali Ultimate Package as an optional extra for the Yukon Denali trim level. The current Denali Ultimate Package is tagged with RPO Code PEC, and is priced at $9,380. The Package includes the content of the Advanced Technology Package, the Rear Seat Media System, plus a panoramic power sunroof up top and power-retractable assist steps with perimeter lighting in the sides. The package also adds on 22-inch bright machined aluminum wheels with premium paint, wheel locks, and the Max Trailering Package to boot.
Critically, however, the current GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate package does not offer any of the Vader Chrome elements of the upcoming GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate trim level, nor does the package include the additional interior features outlined above. Incidentally, the Denali Ultimate Package is no longer available to order for the 2022 model year. Enter the new Denali Ultimate trim level.
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