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The Breadwinning SUV Sees A Few Updates As The 2022 Ford Expedition Debuts

2021 2022 GMC Yukon Denali
Image Copyright Matheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks

GMC is a busy brand these days. With the preview of what’s to come with the Canyon AT4 Overland Concept, the anticipation of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, and a refreshed Sierra HD not far away, Big Red has a full schedule. Need we mention the GMC Hummer EV? Because, yeah. That, too. But where would GMC be if not for its flagship SUV, the Yukon and larger Yukon XL? Where would the Denali sub-brand even be without this family of popular, powerful SUVs? The General Motors accountants probably don’t want to think about that. And neither do we. Instead, we’d like to point your attention to all of the updates for the 2022 GMC Yukon family.

2022 GMC Yukon AT4 interior digital instrument cluster display panel
Image via GMC

2022 GMC Yukon Updates: The Details

Notable 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL updates include:

  • New available color – Redwood Metallic.
  • Expanded 6.2L V8 engine availability – the 6.2L L87 V8 engine will become available on the Yukon AT4 and sport a dual exhaust, trickling from the Yukon Denali.
  • New 12-inch Digital Information Cluster will become standard across the Yukon lineup.
  • New infotainment system with Google Built-In technology will become standard across the 2022 Yukon lineup.
  • The Power Sliding Center Console now becomes standard on 2022 GMC Yukon Denali.

The 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali family won’t see any major visual updates, keeping things focused on interior technology and desired engine availability. The tech and engine changes are also reflective of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban updates. At the moment, Super Cruise has yet to be announced for the 2022 model year. Perhaps later.

Other updates for the Yukon family will be features like “Buckle to Drive,” a full-size spare wheel, new accessories like illuminated sill plates and more wheel options, an Enhanced Trailering Technology Package with trailer camera provisions, and reverse automatic braking.

Pricing is not yet available, but production of the updated 2022 GMC Yukon family commences this fall, by way of Arlington, Texas.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

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