GMC wasn’t shy about calling the Denali badge a sub-brand. Denali-branded vehicles print money for GMC, and command incredible transaction prices with luxurious trucks and SUVs. The latest addition to the GMC Denali family happens to be the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali, which made its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The standard Denali trims and fittings are present but, other than a few dashes of luxury inside and out, nothing incredibly substantial separates the 2017 Canyon Denali from a regular top-end GMC Canyon.
The standard-issue chrome Denali grille is present and 20-inch wheels make a more premium statement on the midsize truck, while splashes of chrome in the foglight bezels, chrome side steps and a spray-in bed liner round out the Denali exterior cues.
Inside, only a few major features help the Denali stand out. Heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel and Mulan appointed leather seats with plenty of Denali badging serve as a reminder you’re sitting in the most precise of “Professional Grade.”
But is it really enough? Understandably, GMC needs to make a profit on this vehicle, but we think a V8 option or even the addition of Magnetic Ride Control could have made for an even better selling point.
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Regardless, GMC should have no problem moving more than a few Canyon Denali.