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    Revealed! The 2014 GMC Sierra Denali



    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    May 29, 2013

    Another day has come and General Motors decided it was time to reveal the new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali. The new Denali will continue to be the flagship of the Sierra lineup and come with more power and exclusive features.

    While it doesn't take that much to imagine what the new Sierra 1500 Denali would look like, we have to say the new model has some presence. There is a unique chrome grille, twenty-inch chrome wheels, projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, and body-color front and rear bumpers. Inside, the Denali comes equipped with leather with contrasting stitching, heated and cooled seats, GMC's Intelilink infotainment system, Bose audio system, and front and rear park assist. The Denali also comes with some exclusive features such as real aluminum trim and a eight-inch color display in the instrument cluster.

    Powering the Sierra Denali comes from the 5.3L EcoTec V8 with 355 horsepower. Optional is the 6.2L EcoTec V8 with an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and can be equipped with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive.

    The new Sierra 1500 Denali arrives at dealers this fall.

    Source: General Motors

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    2014 Sierra Denali Pairs High-Tech Luxury and Capability

    Available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 will be most powerful pickup truck engine on the market

    DETROIT – An all-new 2014 Sierra 1500 Denali full-size pickup arrives this fall with an available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 that will produce an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, the most power and torque of any light duty truck engine.

    Final SAE-rated power and torque numbers will be available later this year. Now entering its third generation, the Sierra Denali is the most luxurious and technologically advanced GMC half-ton pickup.

    Sierra’s 6.2L V-8 will also be available for Sierra SLT models this fall. With this engine, the Sierra is expected to have a class-leading maximum trailering capacity of 12,000 pounds. Like every 2014 Sierra, it offers more power and higher expected efficiency than its predecessor thanks to a trio of technologies including direct injection, active fuel management and variable valve timing.

    Design cues for the 2014 Sierra Denali follow the formula that attracted two-in-10 GMC buyers to Denali vehicles last year. On the exterior, the truck has a signature Denali chrome grille, unique 20-inch chrome wheels, unique interior decorative trim, a polished stainless steel exhaust outlet and body-color front and rear bumpers. Denali-specific interior details include script on the bright door sills and embossed into the front seats and real aluminum trim.

    Sierra Denali’s high-tech interior also features an exclusive eight-inch Customizable Driver Display that can show relevant settings, audio and navigation information in the instrument panel. Sierra Denali’s standard eight-inch Color Touch navigation radio with Intellilink, located above the center console, serves as the main hub for Bluetooth-connected phones and portable devices connected through five standard USB ports.

    Other features standard on Sierra Denali 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.

    “The 2014 Sierra Denali has a combination of performance, capability and luxury that no other pickup can match,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “It leaves no boxes unchecked for those owners looking for the ultimate expression of ‘Professional Grade.’”

    A 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 is standard for the 2014 Sierra Denali. It produces 355 horsepower and offers better EPA-estimated fuel economy (23 mpg highway on 2WD models) than any V-8 or turbocharged V-6 pickup on the market.

    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.

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    I love this truck, while for most I can see having the 5.3L V8, I think Denali should be still top of the line with the bigger v8. Real world numbers seem to show the 6.2L gets the same mileage as the 5.3L so not really sure why they feel the need for the old 5.3L V8.

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    I'm sure real-world mileage there is a difference with the 5.3L & 6.2L V8 in daily driving. I'm sure some owners will not want the 6.2L V8 for its fuel consumption in that scenario.

    LIKES

    - 2WD & 4WD (no longer stuck with AWD only)

    - New styled Denali chrome grille

    DISLIKES

    - Exclusive 20" chrome rims? That exact rim is offered on the SLT (polished) and All-Terrain (painted) models too!!

    - Looks like a SLT model with painted bumpers and Denali badging - where's the exclusive trim?

    - No "man step" bumper?

    - Foglights should have had a different housing to automatically differentiate it from the SLE/SLT models

    - Not enough differentiation with the interior - looks like a SLT model

    I'm disappointed with the outcome - we waited since the December reveal for this? The Sierra Denali was my ultimate "wish" truck, but I don't think so this round. Plus I'm not a fan of painted/monochrome appearances on pickups (I like my chrome bumpers!), so I would pass on this model just as I am on the All-Terrain.

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    Looking at the 2007-2013 Sierra Denali, I realize that they too look like a monochromed SLT model. With the exception of the Denali grille-like trim on the front bumper, there isn't much setting it apart from the SLT model. Same with the interior, looks very similar to the SLT. I guess I had the 2002-2006 (2007 Classic) Sierra Denali in mind, which had a bit of body aero trim in addition to a different grille shape, unique headlamps, it's own two-toned interior colors and unique interior trim. So I won't hold it against the K2xxx Sierra Denali too much, though with the 5 month delay I was expecting more from the new '14 Denali.

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    I must say I really like how GMC updated the grille for the new '14 Sierra Denali. They got rid of the holes, or circular design, in place of oval openings that all don't extend to the grille surround. Very sharp detailing!

    Here's the '07-'13 SD grille design for comparison:

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      GM’s ATPs, which reflect retail transaction prices after sales incentives, were $36,155 in October, more than $4,650 above the industry average and more than $1,000 above last October’s performance. 

      Through the first ten months of the year, GM retail sales are up 1 percent, compared to last year. GM has gained 0.6 percentage points of retail share during that timeframe, the largest retail share gain of any full-line automaker. Year to date, Chevrolet retail sales are up more than 2 percent and the brand’s retail share has grown 0.5 percentage points to 11.2 percent. Year to date, Buick retail deliveries have grown nearly 4 percent and Buick has gained 0.1 percentage points of retail share.
      GM continues to benefit from a strong U.S. economy.
      “Key fundamentals like job security, rising personal incomes, low fuel prices and low interest rates continue to provide the environment for a very healthy U.S. auto industry,” said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM’s chief economist. “The U.S. auto industry is well positioned for sales to continue at or near record levels for the foreseeable future.”
      October Retail Sales and Business Highlights vs. 2015 (except as noted)

      Chevrolet
      Chevrolet had its best October since 2004 and best year to date sales since 2006 Chevrolet cars sales continue to grow faster than the passenger car industry Malibu, Camaro, Corvette, Spark and Volt were up 39 percent, 14 percent, 8 percent, 5 percent and 6 percent, respectively Malibu had its best October since 1980 Camaro had its best October since 2009 Colorado, Suburban, Tahoe and Trax were up 42 percent, 35 percent, 49 percent and 37 percent, respectively Tahoe and Suburban had their best October since 2007 Colorado had its best October since 2004 GMC
      ATPs growing three times faster than industry pace Acadia, Canyon, Yukon XL and Yukon were up 17 percent, 15 percent, 3 percent and 26 percent, respectively More than 25 percent Denali penetration for the brand Sierra had its highest ATP ever at $46,876 Canyon had its best October ever Acadia had its best October ever Yukon had its best October since 2007 and 14th month of year-over-year growth Yukon XL had its best October since 2007 Buick
      Best October since 2003 and best year to date since 2005 LaCrosse was up 13 percent with new model off to a strong start Envision had best month since launch Cadillac
      Escalade retail sales up year to date more than 6 percent October ATP was a record $55,058, up more than $2,300 from last October Record year to date ATP of $53,542 Year-to-date retail luxury market share in line with 2015 performance Average Transaction Prices (ATP)/Incentives
      GM’s ATPs, which reflect retail transaction prices after sales incentives, were $36,155 in October, more than $4,650 above the industry average in October and more than $1,000 above last October GM’s October incentive spending as a percentage of ATP was 11.7 percent, below the industry average of 11.8 percent, but down 1.4 percentage points from last month and well below many other competitors Fleet and Commercial
      Commercial fleet up 13 percent vs. September, and up 3 percent, selling day adjusted, YOY Malibu up 95 percent compared to last October Mid-size trucks up 218 percent compared to last October Federal Government sales up 53 percent Rental down 19 percent for October, and 29 percent year to date, according to plan Industry Sales
      GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in October was approximately 18.0 million units. On a calendar year-to-date basis, GM estimates the light-vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million units
    • By William Maley
      Previous Page Next Page GMC has been expanding their off-road offerings with the All Terrain X package for the Canyon and Sierra 1500. Today, GMC announced that the All Terrain X package will be available for the 2017 Sierra 2500HD.
      The package adds the Z71 off-road suspension with Rancho shocks, Eaton automatic locking rear differential, underbody shield for the transfer case, a set of Goodyear off-road tires with an aggressive tread pattern, and 18-inch off-road wheels finished in black. Outside, the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X features a body-color grille surround, side-steps finished in black, spray-in bedliner, and a sport bar mounted in the bed for lights.
      You'll be able to choose from either a 6.0L Vortec V8 engine (360 horsepower, 380 pound-feet) or the brand new 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel V8 (445 horsepower, 910 pound-feet of torque).
      GMC says the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X will be available later this year. Pricing will be announced at a later date.
      Source: GMC
      Press Release is on Page 2
      GMC Introduces Sierra HD All Terrain X
      Third model in brand’s X series offered with all-new Duramax 6.6L diesel AUSTIN, Texas — GMC today introduced the 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X, the most off-road-capable model in the Sierra HD lineup, and one that matches its enhanced capability with trail-ready style and the brand’s signature refinement.
      It joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 this fall as the third model in GMC’s distinctive, limited-edition All Terrain X series, offered on the Sierra 2500HD crew cab 4WD with a 6.0L gas V-8 engine or the all-new, next-generation Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel. More powerful than ever, the new Duramax delivers a segment-topping SAE-certified 445 hp (332 kW) and an SAE-certified 910 lb.-ft. of torque (1,234 Nm).
      “The new Sierra HD All Terrain X’s powerful attitude reflects a popular trend in very capable off-road trucks, executed with a range-topping level of refinement — a combination of attributes GMC has cultivated for years,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “And with the new, available Duramax 6.6L, this truck more than matches its bold good looks with true professional-grade capability.”
      The All Terrain X’s customized appearance blends a premium package of monochromatic exterior trim and special equipment, complemented with GMC’s latest technologies. Content includes:
      18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels LT275/65R18 Goodyear Duratrac MT-rated tires that feature an aggressive tread pattern for outstanding off-road performance A unique body-color grille surround with All Terrain insert Body-color door handles and bodyside moldings Black power-adjustable heated and power-folding trailering mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED rear guidance lamps and LED amber clearance lamps Black belt moldings, front bumper skidplate and B-pillars 4-inch black sport side steps Black sport bar (mounted in the bed) designed to support available GMC Accessories LED off-road driving lamps Offered in Black Onyx and Summit White exterior colors Additional All Terrain equipment includes a spray-on bedliner, Front and Rear Park Assist, the Z71 off-road suspension package, underbody shield, heated steering wheel and all-weather floor liners. The Eaton automatic locking rear differential is also standard.
      The 2017 Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X also features GMC IntelliLink with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, Teen Driver, remote-locking tailgate, remote starting system, Rear Vision Camera, adjustable pedals, leather-appointed seats, heated front seats and wireless charging.
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