The GMC Sierra Denali is a powerful truck that boasts of a high fuel economy. Current model already received a number of design changes so the 2018 GMC Sierra Denali will not arrive with significant facelift. Heavy duty variants of the truck called GMC Sierra Denali 2500 and GMC Sierra Denali 3500 will comprise the Denali truck line up. 2018 model will be able to bear heavier loads than its current versions.
The truck will be available in a few more colors such as Cardinal Red, Crimson Red and also White Frost. A few of the existing colors will be discontinued. Comfortable interiors, a powerful engine, aerodynamic design and 20-inch wide wheel base are some of the prime features of the model.
2018 GMC Sierra Denali – under the hood
Both engine choices offered are petrol engines. Rear-wheel drive will be standard and all-wheel drive will be optional. Two engine variants will be as follows:
- The first option will be a V8 EcoTec engine with 5.3-liters capacity. It will deliver up to 355 HP and 383 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.
- Second variant is the 6.2 liters 8 cylinder engine. This mill delivers up to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet torque. The engine will be coupled to hydra-matic eight-speed automatic transmission.
Towing capacity and mileage
With 11,000 pounds GMC Sierra Denali will offer one of the best towing capacity in class. The mileage being touted is 19.5 miles per gallon (combined for city and highway), however it can fall to ten mpg while lugging heavy loads.
Design and Safety
The new Denali model has a 3 bar chrome grill. There are LED fog lights and LED headlamps. The wheels are likely to feature aluminum rims along with black paint. The air vents have been made wider to incorporate greater air.
Seats are made from Nuance leather with rich use of aluminum and wood in cabin. Steering wheel is enabled with a heating mechanism. Gadgets include Intellilink sound system, HD radio, seven-inch display, wireless charging system for mobiles, navigation system, USB ports, Bluetooth system, 4G LTE connectivity as well as WiFi hotspot.
Safety features should include warning system for lane departure, alert mechanism for forward collision, hill start assistance and trailer sway control.
2018 GMC Sierra Denali strives to provide highest degree of luxury and comfort to the travelers. Fuel economy is fairly high for the segment and towing capacity is remarkable as well. The price is moderate for its segment and starts at $52,000. The top trim may cost up to $58,000.