The 2022 GMC Yukon introduces only a handful of small changes and updates as compared to the preceding all-new 2021 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali is once again available with two popular driver assist features.
According to GM Authority sources, all units of the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali and 2022 GMC Yukon Denali XL will once again be equipped with Front and Rear Park Assist, as well as Reverse Automatic Braking. Front and Rear Park Assist is tagged with RPO code UD5, whereas Reverse Automatic Braking is tagged with RPO code UVZ. Both features are once equipped by all units of the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali as of April 10th production.
Previously, the Front and Rear Park Assist feature was under constraint for all trim levels of the 2022 GMC Yukon since January 24th production, with some units that would normally equip the feature produced without it. The same is true for the Reverse Automatic Braking, which is only available on the range-topping Denali trim level. Per usual, vehicles affected by the feature constraint and produced without these features (or any other constrained feature, for that matter) can be identified thanks to their window sticker.
Meanwhile, all other trim levels of the 2022 GMC Yukon that would normally offer Front and Rear Park Assist, including SLE, SLT, and AT4, are still under constraint.
Indeed, the global microchip shortage has had a profound effect across the auto industry, including at GM, with vehicles from all four of GM’s U.S. brands (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC) under constraint for certain features. With regard to the GMC Yukon specifically, the SUV has been under constraint for the Rear-Seat Media System, Power-Sliding Console, ventilated seats, and heated seats, although constraints for the heated and ventilated seats were recently lifted, as GM Authority covered.
As a reminder, the 2022 GMC Yukon is offered with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin is the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.