GM announced earlier this year that it would apply its new Denali Ultimate nameplate to the 2023 GMC Yukon after the ultra-luxurious trim level was first introduced on the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup. The Denali Ultimate will be the most lavish Yukon trim level available, coming standard with Vader chrome exterior trim, 22-inch wheels and full-grain leather upholstery, among more.
- Dual rear seat-mounted 12.6-inch diagonal color-touch LCD HD screens
- Wi-Fi wireless projection capability
- Two Bluetooth headphones
- Two HDMI ports on the back of the center console
The Rear Seat Media System for the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali is also available to order as a $1,995 optional extra on the SLT, AT4 and Denali trim levels, but is not available to order on the base SLE trim. This feature was, unfortunately, unavailable to order on the 2022 model year GMC Yukon due to the semiconductor chip shortage, however, so it cannot currently be equipped on any Yukon trim level.
It’s worth noting that GM’s hands-free, semi-autonomous Super Cruise tech is also not available to order on the GMC Yukon at the moment due to the semiconductor chip shortage. It’s unclear if Super Cruise and the Rear Seat Media System will be available to order on the 2023 model-year GMC Yukon from launch, or if they will carry late availability.
GM pulled features from its Rear Seat Media System for the 2022 model year. This included the deletion of the Navigation feature, which allowed users to view the vehicle’s location on a 2D, top-down map, search points of interest and push a navigation/location request to the central infotainment screen in the front of the vehicle. The second-row USB-C ports were also made to be charge only, removing the ability stream music via a wired phone connection, while Miracast screen mirroring was also ditched.
Production of the 2023 GMC Yukon will commence at the GM Arlington plant in Texas on July 18th, 2022.