GMC has been a leader in raising the luxury level available in light trucks and SUVs with its Denali line. Two of every ten GMC buyers opted for Denali models last year.
Final SAE-certified power and torque numbers will be available later this year. The 6.2L V-8 will also be available for Sierra SLT models (as well as some Chevrolet Silverado models) this fall.
With that engine, GM says, the Sierra is expected to have a class-leading maximum trailer towing capacity of 5455 kg (12,000 lb).
The standard engine is a 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8, rated at 355 horsepower. It is said to boast better EPA-estimated fuel economy than any other V-8 or turbocharged V-6 pickup on the market.
Denali-specific interior details include Denali script on the bright door sills and embossed into the front seats and real aluminum trim. Other features include an exclusive eight-inch Customizable Driver Display that can show relevant settings, audio and navigation information in the instrument panel.
Other standard features include projector-style headlamps with LED signature daytime running lights, a Bose audio system, heated and cooled leather front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel, front and rear park assist and a power sliding rear window with defogger.
Sierra Denali will be available with two option packages, including a Z71 Off-Road Package (4WD only) with monotube Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control and transfer case shield, and a Driver Alert Package that includes Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and patented Safety Alert Seat Technology.
Standalone options include the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8, a sunroof and Rear Seat Entertainment.