2016 Yukon Denali SLT Premium A Boldly-Styled Behemoth

On sale this summer, the new Yukon Denali has a stylish new SLT Premium model with chrome all around and new interior infotainment tech.

The big-body Yukon Denali SLT Premium model gives the whip a premium edge with 22-inch chrome wheels, a dope chrome grille, bright chrome body-side moldings and polish exhaust tips.

2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition
2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition

“The new Yukon SLT Premium Edition adds distinction and personalized style to the already well-appointed Yukon SLT model,” said Stu Pierce, senior marketing manager, GMC Trucks & Full-size SUVs. “For discerning customers seeking uncompromising capability and unparalleled refinement in a full-size SUV, Yukon SLT Premium Edition delivers with the latest in technologies, amenities and a unique and premium style.”

Yukon and Yukon XL SLT models are powered by an advanced 5.3L V-8 engine that offers the segment’s best V-8 fuel economy, an EPA-estimated 23 highway mpg (2WD models).

Other standard features on SLT Premium models include keyless entry and push button start, power rear liftgate with multiple programmable height settings and hands-free operation, and fold-flat second- and third-row seats with available power-folding feature.

The new Yukon Denali also boasts an 8,500 trailering capacity.

2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition
2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition

An 8-inch-diagonal color touch-screen radio with enhanced IntelliLink and available navigation is available as is wireless phone charging and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection compatibility.

The Yukon lineup also incorporates technologies that help protect the driver and passengers before, during and after a collision. They include a forward radar system and the segment’s only Front Center Air Bag (models with front bucket seats), which deploys from the inboard side of the driver’s seat and inflates between the driver and front passenger, providing added protection for both front occupants in side impacts.

Through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, Yukon’s IntelliLink infotainment system provides simple and intuitive use of smartphones in the vehicle. It integrates certain phone functions onto the 8-inch-diagonal color touch screen, allowing you to call up music, navigation apps and more.

2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition
2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition

Using either application is simple. A “Projection” icon on the IntelliLink screen is visible when a phone is not connected and changes to indicate CarPlay or Android Auto when a compatible phone is connected through a USB. Android Auto requires a phone running the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or higher, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later models.

OnStar 4G LTE and available Wi-Fi hotspot complement IntelliLink to enhance Yukon’s connectivity.

 – May 25, 2016, General Motors Corp.