GMC’s luxury Sierra Denali is getting even more luxurious.
The Sierra Denali Ultimate is offered exclusively on four-wheel drive 1500 crew cab models with either a 5’ 8” or 6’ 6” cargo bed. It features 22-inch wheels with chrome or black insert, a standard sunroof, chrome tow hooks and standard technologies, including Tri-Mode Power Steps – that move rearward to serve as a step into the forward section of the cargo bed. Lane Keep Assist and IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control are also standard.
A 5.3 liter V-8 with the new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, but Sierra’s 6.2 liter V-8/eight-speed automatic powertrain combination offers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque is available as an option. Active noise cancelation technology contributes to a quieter driving experience and is featured with the 6.2 liter engine.
An integrated trailer brake controller is standard on the Sierra Denali Ultimate and allows the driver to adjust the amount of output available to the electric trailer brake and to manually apply the brakes.
Additionally, Sierra Denali’s standard magnetic ride control delivers more precise body motion control, for a greater feeling of responsiveness to the driver and a smoother ride for passengers. Its sensors “read” the road every millisecond, triggering damping changes in as little as five milliseconds in electronically controlled shock absorbers that replace conventional mechanical-valve shocks.
The Sierra Denali Ultimate features body-color bumpers, chrome exhaust tip, unique interior decorative trim, a polished stainless steel exhaust outlet and a factory-installed spray-on bed liner with a three-dimensional Denali logo.
It also featurs new front-end styling introduced for 2016, including high-performance LED headlamps with GMC LED signature lighting, an all-new Denali grille and LED taillamps.
The high-tech interior features an eight-inch-diagonal Customizable Driver Display – with Denali-themed screen graphics at start-up – that can show relevant settings, audio and navigation information in the instrument panel. Sierra Denali’s standard eight-inch-diagonal Color Touch navigation radio with IntelliLink, located above the center console, is the hub for Bluetooth-connected phones and portable devices connected through four standard USB ports.
IntelliLink also features Apple CarPlay capability, with Android Auto capability coming later in the model year. Additional standard technologies and convenience features include:
- OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bose premium sound system
- Wireless phone charging – new for 2016
- Remote vehicle starter system
- Remote keyless entry with new remote locking tailgate
- Power-adjustable pedals
- Power-sliding rear window with defogger
- Rear-vision camera with dynamic guidelines.
The Denali Ultimate features premium soft-touch interior materials, aluminum trim and contrast stitching on the standard leather-trimmed interior – including 12-way power adjustable heated and vented front leather bucket and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.