Refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Interior Spied

The upcoming 2022 GMC Sierra is set to usher in a mid-cycle enhancement (or MCE, otherwise known as a refresh) that will include a few nips and tucks to the exterior, as well as heavy revisions to the cabin. Now, we have new photos of the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali interior as seen in the following prototype model.

As we can see, these latest spy photos reveal a camo-clad cabin, preventing us from making out exactly what the refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra’s interior will look like. That said, it does appear as though the pickup does not have a column-mounted shifter, suggesting that it has been moved to a push-button setup similar to other GMC products.

Further more, it looks as though the steering wheel on this 2022 GMC Sierra prototype is new, with a row of silver or shiny buttons placed on the lefthand side. There’s also a Super Cruise indicator along the top of the rim, which means semi-autonomous drive capabilities.

Despite the heavy padding, we also also tell that this prototype doesn’t have a flat-panel infotainment screen mounted on top of the dash as seen on the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon SLE, SLT, and AT4 trim levels, as opposed to the integrated center screen seen on the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali. As such, the photos lead us to believe that the 2022 GMC Sierra may offer two different interior layouts in the same vein as the 2021 GMC Yukon, with the Denali equipped with a unique layout and integrated screen, and the lower trims equipped with a pop-up screen.

As a reminder, the GMC Sierra got a complete overhaul for the 2019 model year, but some critics have voiced their opinion that new truck’s cabin was not competitive in the segment. Perhaps the revised cabin in the 2022 GMC Sierra will silence those critics one and for all.

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2021 Jaguar F-Pace debuts cleaner styling and refreshed interior

The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace aims to improve on the shortcomings of the outgoing model. Jaguar designers took the ‘don’t fix what ain’t broke’ approach in reconfiguring the exterior of its newest F-Pace sport-luxury SUV, but the biggest changes are found inside with new tech gadgets and better interior materials.

“The new F-PACE is dynamic and assertive with an elegant stance on the road – it represents a significant development of Jaguar design language,” said Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director. “The heightened luxury and attention to detail inside the F-PACE with seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art technologies ensure both driver and passengers feel a real sense of occasion whenever they get in the vehicle.”

With that, let’s focus on the cabin before discussing the numerous, albeit subtle exterior changes. The Jaguar F-Pace was never lacking in power and driving emotion. It remains a pleasant-handling SUV with the agility and athleticism of Jaguar’s F-Type, and that’s high praise for what is seemingly a practical yet luxurious family SUV. But for all its inherent sportiness, the F-Pace’s biggest drawback is its lackluster interior, and Jaguar is addressing this from the roots for the 2022 F-Pace.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace debuts an elegant 11.4-inch curved touchscreen display. It not only looks better than the outdated 10.0-inch unit of the old F-Pace, but it now has a user-friendlier interface with intuitive menus and faster response times. The driver also receives a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster running Jaguar’s latest Pivi Pro software.

Meanwhile, the 2021 F-Pace has a new three-spoke steering wheel with touch-capacitive buttons, which we reckon is lifted directly from the I-Pace electric car. Whereas the outgoing F-Pace had a rotary shifter that rises when the engine comes to life, the 2022 F-Pace now has a conventional shift knob. Also new is 10-color ambient lighting, standard keyless entry, and a Meridian audio system with 14 speakers. The interior is also home to better soft-touch materials and open-pore wood veneers to deliver a posher vibe.

On the outside, the new Jaguar F-Pace has a larger grille, a new hood with cleaner lines, slimmer LED headlights with new signature J-shaped daytime running lamps, and new taillights. The new F-Pace is available in four trim levels powered by a slew of new powertrains. The F-Pace 250 and 250 S has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 246 horsepower. The F-Pace S 340 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six motor with a mild-hybrid assist system, good for 335 horsepower.

Lastly, the F-Pace R-Dynamic S 400 has a 395-horsepower version of the inline-six engine. All-wheel-drive is standard across the board as well as an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 2022 Jaguar F-Pace will go on sale later this year. Pricing will be announced soon.

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