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2015 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL Feature Standard Conversation Mirror

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GMC Yukon Convenience Mirror

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Developers behind the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, a great many of whom are parents, opted to make standard a new feature that only a mother or father could love: a conversation mirror.

Inspired by the need to keep an eye on the potential shenanigans going on in the second and third row, the conversation mirror is integrated into the sunglasses holder and allows parents to see into the back of the vehicle without having to use the rear-view mirror.

This feature is not only inspired by the prevalence of parenthood among GMC developers, but also because nearly a third of all Yukon and Yukon XL customers are parents with kids under the age of 16.

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“As a mom, when it came time to design the next-generation Yukon and Yukon XL, I wanted to give our customers a better way of keeping tabs on their kids without forcing them to turn around and take their eyes off the road,” said Kay Jarboe, product manager for the 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL.

GMC Yukon Convenience Mirror

The conversation mirror makes keeping an eye on children safer and easier, and it allows children to see more clearly that their parents are watching them.

“We wanted a mirror contour that provided a wide, door-to-door field of vision, allowing drivers to quickly monitor both back seats in a single glance,” said Jennifer Farah, an interior trim design engineer. “At the same time, we didn’t want the mirror to grow too large and eliminate room for a pair of glasses.  As a mom, I can truly see the value in keeping a watch over my kids without turning my head away from the road.”

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