There has long been a pretty wide gap between the midrange Yukon SLT and the range-topping Denali model. GMC has taken note of this and opted to test out a new special edition, known as the Yukon SLT Premium Edition, that bridges this gap a bit.
The changes to the Premium Edition relative to the standard SLT trim are not overwhelming, but they do offer a great middle ground between the SLT and the Denali. The additional features added to this special edition include unique six double-spoke, 22-inch chrome wheels, a unique chrome grille with thinner horizontal slats, chrome body-side molding, and a polished exhaust tip. While these features may not seem like much for a special edition, keep in mind that this is quite similar to the aesthetic improvements of the Denali relative to the SLT trim.
In addition to these upscale appearance goodies, the Premium Edition also has all of the features that come with the SLT trim. These features include fold-flat second- and third-row seats, a power liftgate, wireless phone charging, an 8-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 5.3-liter V-8 with 355 horsepower.
GMC will also offer this package in the Yukon XL SLT, and it expects to have both versions in stores by the summer of 2016. Pricing will arrive at a later date, but look for it to fall between the $58,195 and $66,520 prices of the Yukon SLT and Denali, and the $60,895 and $69,220 prices of the Yukon XL SLT and Denali.
We’ll bring you updates as they become available.