The 2023 GMC Yukon introduces a number of important updates, including the debut of the new GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate, the latest range-topper in the full-size SUV’s lineup, described by GM as the “most premium Yukon ever offered.” Now, we’re taking a closer look at the new 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate with the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
Captured on the floor of the 2022 North American International Auto Show, better known as the Detroit Auto Show, this particular 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is presented in the extended-length Yukon XL body style, which boasts an overall length of 225.7-inches, as compared to the standard-length model’s 210.7 inches.
One of the first thing to grab us is the look, with 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate models equipped as standard with unique Vader Chrome exterior trim, including for the grille. The Vader Chrome certainly looks good, especially against the SUV’s Titanium Rush Metallic paint (paint code G6M).
The Vader Chrome extends into the flanks with the lower bodyside moldings, which visually connect the standard 22-inch 7-spoke ultra-bright machined wheels with bright chrome accents and dark paint. Meanwhile, the window trim is done up in polished chrome.
Of course, the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali is also well-appointed when it comes to the cabin goodies. That said, the new Yukon Denali is currently unavailable to order with the GM Super Cruise system, per earlier GM Authority coverage.
As for what’s under the hood, the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate can be had with one of two engine options, starting with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, which is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Alternatively, customers can also select the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax as a no-cost option, the output of which is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, with four-wheel drive offered as the exclusive drive type.