GM has unveiled the new 2014 GMC Sierra Denali. Not only is the Denali the range-topping Sierra, but it is also the most luxurious pickup truck GM has to offer. In other words, no Silverado is going to top it in overall premiumness.
So what does the most premium GM truck have too offer? Well, the exterior features the signature Denali chrome grille, LED daytime running lights, unique 20-inch chrome wheels, a polished stainless steel exhaust outlet and body-color front and rear bumpers. Inside, you have Denali-specific details that include script on the bright door sills and embossed into the front seats, and real aluminum trim.
High-tech features include an exclusive eight-inch Customizable Driver Display that shows relevant settings, audio and navigation information in the instrument panel. An eight-inch Color Touch navigation radio with Intellilink (standard) serves as the main hub for Bluetooth-connected phones and portable devices connected through five standard USB ports.
Other standard features include 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 is powered by a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 that produces 355 horsepower and delivers an EPA estimated 23 mpg highway on 2WD models, better fuel economy than any V8 or turbocharged V6 pickup on the market. Two option packages will be available — 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.
New GMC Sierra AT4 Gets Off-Road Performance Package With More Power
An engine modification adds an extra 15 horsepower and 9 lb-ft. of torque.
General Motors has announced a new Off-Road Performance Package for the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 that amps the truck’s 6.2-liter V8 with a performance air intake and upgraded cat-back exhaust system, boosting output to 435 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque from 420 hp and 460 pound-feet.
The package also includes 18-inch machined aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires.
As a reminder, the Sierra AT4 is the most off-road ready version in the all-new Sierra lineup and is already fitted with a 2-inch lift; 4WD with a two-speed transfer case, locking rear differential and skid plates; off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shock absorbers; Hill Descent Control; a Traction Select System; and spiffy MultiPro tailgate.
In the United States, the Off-Road Performance Package adds $4,940 to the price of the Sierra AT4.
Is General Motors Making A New GMC Envoy SUV?
The SUV craze could see the return of the GMC’s midsize SUV.
Having revived the Chevy Blazer, General Motors is now hinting at a new GMC Envoy by .
The Envoy disappeared from GMC’s lineup in 2008, having been replaced by the Terrain and Acadia. However, with the Terrain now comfortably positioned in the compact SUV segment and the tweener Acadia straddling the midsize and full-size SUV segments, there might be room for several other SUVs in the lineup.
The first could be a new small crossover positioned below the Terrain and targeted at the likes of the Toyota CH-R, Honda CRV, and Jeep Renegade. The second SUV could be a proper midsize SUV that slots between the Terrain and Acadia — GMC’s version of the Chevy Blazer, so to speak. Finally, the Envoy name could be used for a proper three-row crossover that would be positioned above the Acadia.
We think the “Envoy’ name is too substantial for a small SUV, so the second or third option is the likely bet.
That’s to say, the Envoy could end up being GMC’s version of the Chevy Blazer, a model aimed at other midsize SUVs like the Nissan Murano, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Honda Pilot, or GMC’s version of the Traverse, a large, three-row crossover offering more room than the current Acadia.
What do you think GM will use the Envoy name for?
GM Now Offers Extended Bumper-To-Bumper Warranties
The optional warranties extend to five years or 60,000 miles for Chevrolet and GMC.
Rather than go through a third party to get extended warranty for their vehicles, car buyers can now do so directly with General Motors. The American automaker has released its very own extended warranty program for all Buick, Cadillac, Chevy and GMC vehicles.
GM’s extended bumper-to-bumper warranty extends the coverage to five years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) on Chevy and GMC vehicles, while Buick and Cadillac vehicles get a longer six years or 70,000 miles coverage.
The standard factory bumper-to-bumper warranty is three years or 36,000 miles on Chevy and GMC vehicles, and four years or 50,000 miles on Buicks and Cadillacs.
Interestingly, the American automaker allows dealers to set the prices, though it expects the extended warranties to add $1,000 to $2,000 per vehicle.
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