Something tells us this moderately priced package will be a hit.
It seems like every couple of days in the weeks leading up to the start of production for GM's new full-size SUVs, some fresh new bit of information becomes available. Today's news, which pertains to the 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, lays bare the details of what we imagine could become the most popular option package for the opulent Denali trim.
The GMC Yukon "Denali Deluxe Package" will ring the bell at $5,750 on top of the Denali's base MSRP, making it the moderately priced, higher-volume alternative to the Denali Premium and Denali Ultimate.
The Denali Deluxe Package will come with a number of well-thought-out features that we're sure plenty of buyers won't be able to imagine living without. It includes the Yukon's Advanced Technology Package, which comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, a digital rearview mirror with a camera washer, and Advanced Security Package goodies.
On top of that, the Denali Deluxe Package will ship with 22-inch machined aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks, and a Rear Seat Media System perfect for keeping the kids entertained on long hauls. If there's one downside, it's that the Denali Deluxe won't be orderable with the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. Of course, given that the 2021 GMC Yukon will feature a new, more well-behaved independent rear suspension for the first time, we wonder how much that matters.
Automatic Emergency Braking is standard across all GMC Yukon trims and configurations for 2021, after General Motors signed on to a voluntary agreement to deploy the active safety tech in nearly all new light vehicles by 2022. But the available Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking takes things a step further, using a combination of camera and radar to be able to operate over a wider range of vehicle speeds.
The all-new 2021 GMC Yukon is slated to enter production at the Arlington Assembly Plant later this year, with a target availability date set for this summer.