2015 GMC Yukon XL and Denali First Look

GMC Denali Product Manager David Schiavone gives us a firsthand introduction to the all-new, plus-sized people mover from General Motors for the 2015 model year. Both the upscale 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and slightly more spacious Yukon XL were unveiled at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, CA.

One of the first features that makes the 2015 GMC Yukon instantly recognizable and sets the Denali apart from lesser luxury SUVs are the 21st century headlights that house GMC’s new lighting DNA, with LED strips that wrap up and around the headlights that both highlight and accentuate the new bold front end. Between the Denali’s new lamps is an all-new front grille. The grille was built to resemble a brick wall, the latticework looking more like mortar holding together an impenetrable roadblock that just makes other trucks seem a little weak.

The 2015 GMC Yukon isn’t all about overshadowing the competition with sheer brute force because the new Denali blends sleek smoother bodylines with subtle Gavano bright work to create a more sophisticated GMC.  Inlaid doors are doubly functional, streamlined, and tucked under the roof; cutting down on wind noise and is more pleasing to the eye.

Last, but not least, GMC acknowledges that there are some top 10 lists they’d rather not be a part of, like most stolen vehicles. GMC combats this and deters would-be car theives with next generation immobilizer systems and a trick new feature where the Yukon’s alarm will be activated if one corner of the car gets too high off the ground, ensuring that those chrome 22”s you just purchased stay right where you placed them.