The inevitable has finally arrived. GMC has officially taken the wraps off of the 2017 Canyon Denali. After months of test mule spottings, it was only a matter of time before GMC’s Denali sub-brand graced the midsize pickup.
Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, said the 2017 Canyon Denali is the ultimate expression of professional grade style, luxury and capability.
“Canyon is the segment’s first and only premium midsize truck, offering unparalleled capability and efficiency matched with maneuverability and refinement,” said Aldred. “The all-new Canyon Denali builds on that award-winning combination with the distinctive styling, luxurious interior and elevated content that has defined the Denali nameplate since its introduction nearly 17 years ago.”
Like its Denali-branded brethren, the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali wears exclusive exterior design cues to separate it from its more pedestrian trim mates. A unique Denali-chrome grille sits up front, and unique 20-inch wheels jazz up the exterior appropriately.
Chrome is the name of the game here, and plenty of it sits in tasteful places across the entire pickup. Chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch-diameter rectangular chrome assist steps, a polished exhaust tip and a standard spray-in bed liner all help make the 2017 Canyon Denali a premium experience worthy of the brand’s “Precision.”
But, it would not be a Denali without the amenities, and they are abound. Inside, a jet back interior is complimented by Mulan leather appointed seats with perforation for heated, or ventilated, functionality. Denali badging is awash, reminding owners and passengers of its professional grade standing.
Additional standard features include:
- Heated steering wheel
- GMC IntelliLink with Navigation, an eight-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and phone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Automatic climate control
- Full-color driver information center
- Remote vehicle starter system
- Two USB charging ports on the rear of the center console ad another USB port inside the console
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
GMC states the Denali trim will be offered on crew cab models and in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations. Power will come from either a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine, or the 2.8-liter Duramax turbocharged four-cylinder diesel, which provides 31 mpg on the highway.
Expect the latest on the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali when it makes its public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show this week.