The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is an impressive SUV that provides incredible off-road capabilities for adventure enthusiasts. The exterior has a strong profile that gives the vehicle a sporty stance and the interior is equipped with innovative technologies to facilitate commute.
The state-of-the-art driver-assistance systems enable the motorist to cruise past terrains safely and conveniently. The vehicle also does not compromise on the safety of the occupants, thanks to the advanced safety features.
Following is a detailed review of the design, performance, safety, and driver-assistance technologies of the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali.
Design of the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali
The exterior of the adventure SUV has a muscular and aggressive outlook that leaves a lasting impression on the onlookers. The interior has luxury amenities and intuitive technologies that keep the occupants assisted.
The interior oozes comfort and luxury with an array of luxury amenities like the center console fridge cooler with ambient lighting that makes it easier to see the content inside. The cooler has an automotive compressor that can reach -5°C. It can store up to six 500 ml bottles and makes minimal noise and vibration.
The premium upholstery includes perforated leather-covered seats in the 1st and 2nd row, premium Denali specific carpeted floor mats, and fractal stitching. The color themes of the interior themes include Jet Black, Brownstone/Jet Black, Hunter Metallic Dark Walnut/Very Gray Ash Gray, And Teak/Light Shale.
The steering wheel has a power tilt and telescoping column. The windshield and front door windows have lamination giving privacy to the front cabin. The occupants can also enjoy the views outdoor thanks to the panoramic sunroof.
The exterior design elements allow the SUV to dominate the road leaving a lasting impression with its sculpted sides and 20” 6-spoke polished aluminum wheels (standard). The wheels are also available in 22” bright machined aluminum wheels with premium paint. The front fascia has a newly designed grille with the GMC emblem etched in the middle.
The progressive illumination system includes vertical LED fog lamps, Redesigned LED taillamps featuring light blade technology, and Signature C-shaped LED headlamps. The headlamps have an Intellibeam technology that automatically turns on high beam in dark environments and switched back to low beam after detecting oncoming headlights or taillights of other vehicles. For a clearer vision, the SUV also has Rain sense front wipers.
To facilitate entry and exit, the SUV has Power Articulating Lighted Assist Steps and Keyless open/ start with extended range for keyless entry. At the rear, the Hands-Free Programmable Power Liftgate has GMC Logo Projection on it. There is also a dual exhaust system with dual twin polished stainless-steel tips.
The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is available in 10 exterior colors that include Onyx Black, White Frost Tricoat, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, Pearl Beige Metallic, Smokey Quartz Metallic, Dark Sky Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Cayenne Red Tintcoat, And Hunter Metallic.
The interior is laced with innovative in-cabin technologies that facilitate the occupant on the road by providing comfort, convenience, and infotainment. The SUV provides a 10.2” diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System4 that has navigation, Bluetooth streaming, and advanced voice recognition. The rear has dual 12.6″ diagonal touchscreens with screen sharing and screen-tilting functionalities. The screens have an HD display, navigation, and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity. The driver is assisted through a 15” diagonal multicolor Head-up display that projects important information including navigation, music, and speed, on the windshield. On trails, the Head-up display shows an off-road inclinometer displaying grade keeping and the vehicle tilt to keep the driver in control of the SUV.
The wireless charging capability allows the occupants to keep their phones charged and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration keep them connected. The drivers can get the assistance of an OnStar Advisor in case of emergency by a push a button.
Performance of the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali
The all-new GMC Yukon Denali comes equipped with a powerful 6.2L V8 engine that can produce 420 horsepower and 624 Nm of torque. The vehicle has an Active Response 4WD System with the available Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD). The system enables drivers to maneuver the SUV when off-road or on difficult terrains. The system sends optimal torque to each wheel for better traction.
The SUV also has a Traction Select System that allows the motorist to switch between configurations depending on the terrain. The system allows switching between Sport and Tow/Haul mode for better stability, control, and optimize powertrain calibrations.
Safety Features and Driver-Assistance Technologies
The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali offers utmost safety thanks to its advanced safety features. Moreover, for convenience on every kind of terrain, the SUV also offers cutting-edge driver assistance technologies. Here are some of the prominent driver-assistance systems and safety features offered by the adventure vehicle.
- HD Surround Vision Camera
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Following Distance Indicator
- Forward Collision Alert
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Rear Camera Mirror
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Pedestrian Alert
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Change Alert with Lane Departure Warning
- Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control
Price of 2021 GMC Yukon Denali
The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is a premium off-road SUV that will be available in the UAE in September 2021. The vehicle comes equipped with premium amenities and innovative technologies that makes it stand out among the latest adventure vehicles. The starting price of the SUV is AED 193,900 but it can vary depending on the trim levels and technologies that are selected.