The 2012 New York Auto Show is where the 2012 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Sierra Heritage Editions would make their debut. It was on this same event 100 years ago that the GMC name had been seen first on a truck. These special models will get the commemorative exterior badges on their doors, featuring the original GMC logo design that was used on the 1912 range of models such as the gas- and electric-powered trucks meant for the most demanding early drivers. The words “Heritage Edition” surround these words. The 2012 Heritage Editions will be available on Sierra 1500 Crew Cab, Yukon and Yukon XL models in SLT trim. It will be offered in three colors: a new, exclusive Heritage Blue ($195), White Diamond ($995) or Onyx Black (no added cost).
The interior colors for the Yukon are Ebony and Light Tan. The Heritage Edition package on the Sierra is priced at $2,645 on top of the SRP. For the Yukon and Yukon XL package, you only need to add $1,970. It costs $1,820 for the Yukon XL ¾-ton model. The costs for the premium paint colors listed are in addition to the package prices. Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing, said that the GMC brand may look forward all the time but it is now taking the time to celebrate 100 years of the GMC name.
Sierra and Yukon were picked to represent its heritage since they are two of the longest-running and most-respected nameplates. GMW was created in 1912 when the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company merged with Reliance and Randolph to become the brand that’s now famous for its trucks, crossovers and SUVs. GMC is the No. 2 General Motors brand of the four in terms of size. If it was considered a stand-alone manufacturer, it would be the No. 10 biggest automaker in the U.S. when it comes to total vehicle sales in 2011.