Remember the high-end GMC Sierra Denali HD 3500 dually that our sources said was coming for 2011? Now it's official, according to a press release from General Motors.
The biggest Denali model in GMC's lineup will join the previously announced 2011 Sierra Denali HD 2500 four-wheel-drive crew-cab single rear wheel model that debuted at the 2010 NTEA Work Truck Show.
But that's not all.
Upscale Denali trim will also be available for the two-wheel-drive Sierra 2500 crew cab as well as for the Sierra 3500 single rear wheel configuration, with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The Sierra Denali 3500 will also be available in standard (6-foot-6-inch) and dually long box (8-foot) versions.
“Our Denali line sets the premium standard for the industry,” said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director. “We received such an overwhelming response to the new Sierra Denali 2500HD that we worked quickly and decided to extend the model into the 3500HD series so those GMC buyers can also benefit from blending capability with premium features and styling.”
Unfortunately, pictures of the one-ton Denali dually won't be available for a few more weeks, but we do have video of the three-quarter-ton Sierra Denali from the Work Truck Show (below).
What does checking the Denali option box buy you? Sierra Denali HDs receive a unique four-bar chrome grille with body-colored bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome accents and 18- or 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels. Inside, you get Denali-specific brushed aluminum trim, power-adjustable pedals, a Bose premium surround audio system and 12-way power seats. Along with an optional heated steering wheel, heated and cooled leather-appointed seating is available. The exterior will be offered in three colors: black, Stealth Gray and white.
Powering Sierra Denali HD pickups will be either a standard 6.0-liter V-8 gas engine or the new 6.6-liter LML Duramax V-8 diesel engine, which is rated a segment-leading 397 horsepower and 765 pounds-feet of torque. All 2011 GMC Sierra HD pickups have redesigned, fully boxed frames and revised suspensions.
The Denali option package has been available in the light-duty GMC Sierra 1500 since 2002.
[Source: General Motors]