2017 GMC Sierra Denali

The light-duty crew cab market segment has experienced a
tremendous growth over the recent years. The 2017 GMC Sierra
Denali has been one of the models driving the market growth.

The Denali trim was first introduced to the Sierra lineup in
2002 and currently over 20% of Sierra truck sales are Denali.
This year through October, the Denali has managed to sell over
180,000 units representing an 8.65 growth. In a bid to improve
its market performance even further, GMC has enhanced the new
Denali package with precision craftsmanship that elevates its
capability, design and comfort to new heights.

The Denali gives more emphasis to the interior offering bold,
refined and advanced features that make the Denali nametag
synonymous with precision and exclusivity.

2017 GMC Sierra Denali Exterior

The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali will be available only on 4WD crew
cabs with a 6-foot, 6-inch bed or the smaller 5-foot, 8 inch
bed. At the front, the Sierra gets a redesign which features a
new Denali grille with the red GMC lettering at the center. The
grille is flanked by LED headlights.

At the rear, the Denali features LED taillights and a stainless
steel exhaust pipe with chrome exhaust tip. The Denali also
features body-colored front and rear bumpers, a spray-on
bed-liner, chrome tow hooks, redesigned chrome mirrors to
improve aerodynamics and a tri-mode power step to help getting
onto the cargo bed. The Denali rides on ultra bright 20-inch
bright aluminum wheels.

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2017 GMC Sierra Denali Interior

The cabin is precisely styled to offer outstanding experience.
The cabin sports soft-touch materials with doses of carbon and
leather trims. The seats are upholstered in perforated nuance
leather. The front seats are heated, ventilated and are 12-way
power adjustable.

The steering wheel is also heated and wrapped in leather.
Generally, the interior is comfortable and quiet. The quietness
is as a result of installation of triple door seals that block
noise from the outside, aerodynamic exterior mirrors that
reduce wind noise and a valved exhaust system that reduces
engine noise.

The cabin also features a 7-speaker Bose sound system, a color
touch-screen and technology features such as Smartphone
integration, Pandora internet radio and Bluetooth connectivity
among others.

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Engine Specs

Powering the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali is a 6.2 L Ecotec3, V8
engine that is capable of producing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of
torque. This engine places the Denali at the top as the most
powerful truck in this segment. GMC uses Active Fuel
Management, Variable Valve Timing and Direct Injection
technologies to make the engine economical as well as increase
its performance.

The engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic , 8 speed automatic
transmission system. Power is channeled to all wheels.

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Price and release date

GMC has not announced the price or release date of the 2017 GMC
Sierra Denali. The model will have a starting price of around $
55,000 so as to competitively compete with its rivals which
have starting prices of around $ 50,000. GMC spokesperson Kelly
Wysocki said the official Sierra Denali prices will be
announced closer to the models launch in the first half of
2016.

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Competition

The premium truck market is growing and GMC will face
competition mostly from two players.  The first competing
model is the F-150 Limited which features chrome trims as well
as leather upholstery and a host of luxurious features.

The Ford F-150 is expected to have a starting
price of around $ 51,000.  Fiat Chrysler is also offering
it Dodge Ram brand with a Limited trim whose price starts
at over $ 50,000.