Scheduled for the Canadian market this coming fall, the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali has been upgraded with a more modern design and updated equipment. The company has not yet announced pricing, however.
A more sculpted front grille (which evokes those featured on other GMC models like the Acadia and the Terrain), new interior trims in Mastique Ash wood and even a new 10-speed automatic transmission (replacing the previous edition’s 8-speed box) add up to an enhanced level of sophistication for the Yukon Denali.
Notable among the other features are active aero shutters behind the grille that reduce fuel consumption in certain conditions, high-intensity headlamps with LED Signature Lighting, a 420-hp 6.2L V8 engine, a Magnetic Ride Control suspension system, 20-inch wheels (22-inch as an option), a cabin noise-reduction system, an 8-inch infotainment screen display with navigation (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), head-up display, Wi-Fi access, wireless charging for smartphones and a programmable power liftgate.
By the way, the automaker’s Denali-branded models account for well over half of all sales of the GMC Yukon, including the extended-wheelbase Yukon XL.