The new generation of the full-size SUV is almost here and we already know a lot of details about it. This includes details about the luxury Denali version, which will feature more upgrades than ever. This luxury sub-brand has always been known for amazing features, but the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali will be more impressive than ever. We are about to see a model that comes with exclusive features in many aspects, including completely different interior designs. Of course, a long list of standard equipment seems natural.
Like the rest of the lineup, this version will also benefit from the upcoming redesign. The new model will be bigger and feature more space on the inside. Moreover, it looks like this luxury trim will be available in a diesel version as well, with GM’s familiar inline-six oil-burner. The new version is on the way and will hit the market this summer.
2021 GMC Yukon Denali Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the new 2021 GMC Yukon Denali will benefit from this redesign in so many ways. First of all, this redesign will bring significant improvements to all models, starting from a new platform, which makes this SUV bigger, but lighter for about 300 pounds at the same time. Speaking of dimensions, the new model has improved in every aspect. This includes almost 5 inches in wheelbase. So, you may presume that the amount of space will be significantly bigger in the new model. Moreover, the long-wheelbase, XL model feels even more impressive, as it will come with 134.1 inches between the axles, which in practice means class-leading numbers in terms of cargo volume and third-row legroom.
Of course, the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali will carry on with its exclusive styling. Of course, it is heavily based on standard models, which came with a completely new look, but it also comes with Denali’s typical features, such as distinctive grille and loads of chrome details around the vehicle. Furthermore, you may count on exclusive 22-inch wheels.
Another thing we should mention is the availability of 2021 GMC Yukon Denali colors. You may count on 10 finishes in the offer, which sounds really impressive. The list includes colors like Hunter Metallic, Onyx Black, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, Dark Sky Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, Cayenne Red Tintcoat, Smokey Quartz Metallic and Pearl Beige Metallic.
The interior of this SUV will be amazing as well. For the first time, Yukon Denali comes with an exclusive dashboard. It is completely different compared to the rest of the lineup. While standard models come with a dash that features a tablet-like touchscreen, the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali features a completely different layout, with an integrated screen and a more massive dashboard. As you may presume, materials are more luxurious, though we have to say that standard models feature pretty amazing quality as well.
One of the biggest improvements the new generation will bring is interior space. Thanks to a much longer wheelbase, the new version will also feature significantly more legroom. This particularly refers to the third row, where the new model gains more than 10 inches. So, the amount of legroom in this row goes up to nearly 35 inches, which is pretty adult-friendly. The cargo area is also much bigger, so you can now count on 28 cubic feet more than before when it comes to the overall cargo space.
The XL version also comes with improvements, so you may count on 36.7 inches of legroom and class-leading cargo volume. This SUV offers amazing 44.1 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall cargo volume goes all-away up to nearly 145 cubic feet.
2021 GMC Yukon Denali Engines
When it comes to 2021 GMC Yukon Denali specs, we are about to see novelties as well. This particularly refers to a new engine option, as the new model is about to hit the market with a familiar 3.0-liter turbodiesel in the offer as well. This engine puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and seems like a great fuel-efficient alternative.
On the other side, standard models will carry on with a familiar V8 gasoline engine. Of course, we are talking about a 6.2-liter unit, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines will come coupled with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
2021 GMC Yukon Denali Release Date and Price
When it comes to 2021 GMC Yukon Denali availability, we expect to see the new model this summer. Still, we wouldn’t exclude the possibility of delays, due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
On the other side, we already know details about the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali price. Base versions will go around slightly under 70.000 dollars, while the XL version will cost additional 2.500 dollars. When it comes to the competition, the new model will battle higher trims of Ford Expedition, as well as premium models like BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Toyota Land Cruiser etc.