2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition introduced image

The large sport utility vehicle is getting treated to an upscale SLT Premium Edition, which has been tipped to reach dealerships this summer, acting as a sub-Denali offering.

The model adds more bling to the standard model for less money than a Denali and the only compromise might be the use of the base 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8. The SLT Premium Edition brings – beside the SLT trim’s usual amenities – larger 22-inch chrome wheels, a new chrome grille with multiple horizontal slats, and chrome trim running down the sides. Included among the highlights is the polished exhaust tip and the package can be had on the standard wheelbase or with the larger Yukon XL.

2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition

According to a GMC spokesperson, the SLT Premium Edition will bring a premium of “approximately $3,000.” This means a standard wheelbase, rear-wheel drive Yukon with the SLT Premium Edition configuration would cost about $60,000 (plus the $1,195 for destination on all models). This might be a good configuration since the two-wheel drive Yukon Denali goes from $65,325. Owners might miss though the Denali’s 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 or interior goodies – if they don’t reconcile with only having the upscale exterior.