In L.A. these days? If you're going to the show, you can get an Ultimate Black ice cream with Denali chrome chocolate chips.
The GMC Yukon in the posh Denali trim was updated for the 2018MY back in May and now it’s being given the special edition treatment in a bid to lure in more customers looking for a more elegant look. Available exclusively with an Onyx Black paint, the body-on-frame SUV has received a multitude of chrome accents to spice things up. You can see this shiny finish on the side mirror caps, polished exhaust tip, fog light surrounds, and front grille.
Some of these styling tweaks can be had with the regular Yukon Denali, but in this particular case, GMC has gone the extra mile to give those large 22-inch wheels the black and chrome theme as well to complement the body’s appearance. To sweeten the deal, the Ultimate Black Edition comes loaded with more standard equipment, such as a power sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, and power-retractable assist steps.
If you’re still not convinced, GMC will throw in the Enhanced Security Package encompassing glass breakage sensors, door and liftgate lock shields, interior motion sensors, and even a self-powered horn. On the safety side, the Yukon Denali has forward automatic braking and adaptive cruise control from the get-go.
Buyers will be able to get the Ultimate Black Edition with either a 2WD or 4WD layout, with power coming from a 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 420 horsepower through a newly launched 10-speed automatic transmission that made its debut with the 2018MY.
As a final note, GMC says it has teamed up with soft-serve ice cream shop Little Damage to offer a tasty Ultimate Black flavor topped with Denali chrome chocolate chips. Served in black charcoal cones, you can try the special ice cream these days at the ongoing 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Gallery: 2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition
GMC Goes All Out with the 2018 Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition
DETROIT — GMC today unveiled the 2018 Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition, an exciting new package featuring the very best in premium GMC styling and attributes. The Ultimate Black Edition offers all the options available on the Yukon Denali, with a striking exterior look that includes:
- New black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts
- Polished exhaust tip
- Chrome mirror caps
- Premium carpeted floormats
- Available exclusively with Onyx Black exterior paint
Available on 2WD or 4WD models, the 2018 Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition includes the Open Road Package, which consists of a nine-month trial of Sirius XM and NavTraffic; power sunroof and rear-seat entertainment system; Power-Retractable Assist Steps; the Enhanced Security Package including door and liftgate lock shields, glass breakage sensors, interior motion detectors, self-powered horn and vertical movement sensors; and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Automatic Braking.
“The Yukon Denali has always made a bold and powerful statement, and the Ultimate Black Edition takes that expression to a new level,” said Stu Pierce, senior marketing manager for GMC Trucks and Full-Size SUVs. “The Ultimate Black Edition provides our customers seeking the ultimate in performance and refinement with an opportunity to express themselves with a new and unique style.”
Earlier in 2017, GMC unveiled the latest 2018 Yukon Denali lineup with refreshed styling and trim enhancements, as well as a new advanced 10-speed automatic transmission. A new sculpted grille design distinguishes the Yukon Denali, while Mastique Ash real wood trim adds depth and richness to the interior. The 10-speed transmission — paired with Yukon Denali’s 6.2L V-8 engine — enhances refinement with world-class shift smoothness, responsiveness and quietness. These updates will carry into the Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition.
In 2017, GMC has seen its strongest year ever of Denali sales. Yukon and Yukon XL lead the portfolio with Denali sales of 50.7 percent and 61.2 percent respectively October CYTD. These achievements were led earlier this year with the one millionth Denali sold since the premium-luxe trim launched with the GMC Yukon in 1999.
To celebrate the debut of the 2018 Yukon Denali Ultimate Black edition, GMC has partnered with Little Damage, a unique soft-serve ice cream shop in L.A. Throughout the duration of the L.A. Auto Show, consumers can enjoy an all-new Ultimate Black flavor topped with Denali chrome chocolate chips served in Little Damage’s signature black activated charcoal cones.