Spied! Next-Generation GMC Sierra Denali

GMC Sierra Denali II

We've just heard from our connections that the next-generation GMC Sierra Denali has been spotted out and about. Here is what they had to say about it:

We caught a prototype of the next GMC Sierra Denali in the middle of a test convoy full of the next-generation 2014 GM trucks. Amid the trucks, two of the prototypes were still wearing some front-end camouflage — and behind that camouflage was a new grille treatment that looks consistent with Sierra's top-end Denali trim.

These shots make us think the Denali will continue into the next-generation Sierra, offering a level of luxury perhaps even more important to GM buyers now that the Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup is going away. Until GM confirms a future pickup truck for the Cadillac modelrange, this Denali will likely be the most luxurious truck offered throughout the GM brands.

The front grille shows an opening devoid of horizontal slats and made entirely of perforated, billet-style design patterns. The grille looks like it's done in a matte finish on this prototype, but we expect something fully chromed in its final, showroom trim.

The Denali's interior will likely improve on the materials used in standard GMC Sierras. Besides different badging, we expect all of the exterior visual changes to be found on the front fascia. The Denali prototype in our photos was clearly utilizing Rancho shocks, adding something a bit more than showy chrome and leather to the Denali's option sheet.

While we haven't heard any specifics on the official debut of the 2014 GMC Sierra Denali, the 2012 New York International Auto Show hosted the debut of the GMC Terrain Denali, so we wouldn't be surprised to see this Sierra Denali hit the 2013 New York auto show in a couple weeks.

No doubt there will be more news about the expanding GMC lineup as we get closer to our chance to get behind the wheel of the new trucks later this summer. Stay tuned.

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Comments

GM is letting a lot of time lapse before the introduction of the 2014 models. They needed to get these trucks out a little sooner and produce less of the 2013s. They need to get rid of Ackerson and get a real car guy. I want to see GM do well but they need more change and less of what they have done in the past.

GM is letting a lot of time lapse before the introduction of the 2014 models. They needed to get these trucks out a little sooner and produce less of the 2013s. They need to get rid of Ackerson and get a real car guy. I want to see GM do well but they need more change and less of what they have done in the past.

@Lou
You guys will find changes to you front ends soon, as your vehicles will have to meet more pedestrian friendly designs.

There is a lot of room under the hoods of all full sizers. If a 6 litre Chev can fit under a Commodore ute with not trouble then you can knock a 1/3 off the front of a pickup or use that area for aero efficiencies.

Look at those ugly wheel well gaps!
This baby's crying out for variable ht suspension;
would also help MPG and off-road capability.

Cut the front leading horizontal edge to a 45 degree
in order to par of some of the boxy front end area.

Or just go buy a beautifully restored '55 Chevy Pick-up
or a 55 F100, with a modern frame and drive train.

@Lou
You guys will find changes to you front ends soon, as your vehicles will have to meet more pedestrian friendly designs.

There is a lot of room under the hoods of all full sizers. If a 6 litre Chev can fit under a Commodore ute with not trouble then you can knock a 1/3 off the front of a pickup or use that area for aero efficiencies.

@Lou
You guys will find changes to you front ends soon, as your vehicles will have to meet more pedestrian friendly designs.

There is a lot of room under the hoods of all full sizers. If a 6 litre Chev can fit under a Commodore ute with not trouble then you can knock a 1/3 off the front of a pickup or use that area for aero efficiencies.

@Big Al from Oz --You just hit the nail on the head that is exactly what the truck makers will do, they will take more off the front and use aerodynamics while maintaining cab and bed size. Light materials will allow smaller more efficient engines.

that is clearly the denali, not the all terrain. you can clearly see the denali signature grill. and if where the AT it would have body colored side mirrors, not chrome

"look at the rancho shocks, it is definitely a sierra all terrain. the rancho shocks were avaliable on the all terrains first, then the z71s got them later on the apperance package for chevy's with the z71. then all z71's got them period."

You are incorrect. You only get ranchos with the z71 appearance package.

Maybe GMC is going to offer an in-cab adjustible suspension package to the Denali trim model?

@Kelly and Kemo,
Sorry, you're both wrong. There are several Terrain packages and they can include chrome mirrors and Rancho shocks, among other things, for 2014. You also have a choice of painted or chrome bumpers. Read the new GM order guide to see the details for yourself.

The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Ordering Guide does not contain the word "Denali". There is no Denali, but multiple packages for the All-Terrain.

Also, look at the taped over model name on both the side and rear of the truck. It's a very long name (All-Terrain), and not a short name like Z71 or Denali.

Chrome is tacky, Denali should have brushed aluminum like Ford Platinum & Limited

As a denali sierra 2013 user. I feel like my heart is beating faster
And I think that will take some time to be in the market image is Wow that what I feel in the road now. I hope I can enjoy my 2013 more time before the 2014 will be in the market. Some accessories jut fixed in my vihecal couldn't enjoy it now after I sow the2014 new beast. Now I have to find someone to buy my 2013 before he found the great beast ;( am in love with that car by all means.

I HAVE OWN FOUR DENALI'S WHAT DISAPPOINTS ME IS EXTERIOR COLORS A 50,000.00 TRUCK AND POOR SELECTION. ALSO NO DUAL EXHAUST. ROAD NOISE IS BAD.GOODYEAR TIRES HORRIBLE.NEED A LOCK GLOVEBOX, BUT I AS STILL LOYAL TO GM. IF ONLY GM WOULD LISTEN TO THE CONSUMER. PS. FORD IS EATING GM LUNCH ON PERFORMANCE TRUCKS.



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