After the standard GMC Sierra, it’s now the turn of the HD version of the pickup to receive the Denali Ultimate treatment. Focusing on interior refinement, this new livery comes with a series of enhancements to spruce up these work vehicles.
GMC wants to exploit a strong trend – no pun intended – in the luxury segment. A very profitable strategy for manufacturers. The ubiquity of leather and the use of moldings made of wood with exposed pores would have been unthinkable for this kind of pickup just a few years ago.
Moreover, the juggernaut is still driven by a duo of V8s. The 6.6L gasoline engine produces 401 hp and 464 lb-ft. The same-displacement turbodiesel option gets a series of tweaks to boost low-end torque. It produces 470 hp and 975 lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to a 10-speed Allison transmission. The towing capacity fluctuates between 9934 kg and 16,323 kg with the diesel engine. On sale early next year.