They may be meant for hauling and towing, but the 2017 GMC Canyon and 2016 GMC Sierra also receive more luxurious touches in the form of new Denali and Denali Ultimate trim levels. The trucks debut at this week’s 2015 Los Angeles auto show and go on sale next year.
The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali finally brings the brand’s luxury trim to the small pickup truck. Visually, the Canyon receives a new chrome grille, 20-inch chrome wheels, chromed foglight surrounds, a polished exhaust tip, and chrome side steps, while the truck’s interior receives “Mulan” leather upholstery and Denali-branded floor mats and door-sill plates.
The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali also comes with a long list of standard equipment: a spray-in bed liner, forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning, a heated steering wheel, touchscreen navigation, automatic climate control, a remote starter, and a 4G LTE Wifi hotspot. The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali is offered on crew cab models with either rear- or four-wheel drive. Pricing will be announced in late 2016, when the truck goes on sale.
The 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, meanwhile, builds on that truck’s existing Denali luxury trim level. Additions include 22-inch wheels, chrome tow hooks, and extra standard features like a sunroof, power side steps, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, a trailer-brake controller, and magnetic ride control suspension. Like all versions of the 2016 GMC Sierra, the truck has a restyled nose with LED head-, running, and taillights, as well as a new IntelliLink infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Pricing for the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate will be announced when the truck launches in the first quarter of 2016, although GMC notes that average transaction prices in the “premium full-size truck segment” routinely exceed $55,000.