When GMC unveiled the 2020 Sierra HD at a shipyard in San Diego earlier this month, a fully-loaded Sierra 3500HD Denali was the star of the show. As before, the new Sierra HD lineup will be offered in Sierra HD base, SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali trims.
The range-topping 2020 Sierra HD Denali is the embodiment of beastly elegance, refinement and sophistication. Let’s take a look at what sets the flagship model apart from lesser trims.
The top-dog 2020 Sierra Denali HD will be offered in two body styles: Crew Cab with a Standard Bed or Crew Cab with a Long Bed.
Up front, the 2020 Sierra Denali HD features a wealth of chrome, including a trim-exclusive chrome grille, chrome bumper, chrome fog light surrounds and a chrome fender appliqué. A chrome window trim and chrome mirror caps are found on both sides to complete the chrome theme.
The Sierra Denali HD comes standard with 20-inch wheels, and a number of optional wheels will be made available, many of which feature a chrome finish and go up to 22 inches in size (except for the DRW models, which stay with specific steel wheels). The range-topper also comes standard with the six-function MultiPro tailgate, which features six different positions that aid in a variety of tasks – from securing various sized loads to acting as a convenient step.
The 2020 Sierra HD Denali also features new signature lighting elements, including prominent “light blades” that deliver LED illumination for the daytime running lights. The headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps, and other light elements all use LEDs for optimal lighting performance. This also includes the available roof marker lights that come standard on all dual-rear-wheel HDs and all 2020 Sierra HD Denali models, except where prohibited by law.
Inside, the 2020 Sierra HD Denali is treated to Denali-exclusive materials to distinguish it from other trims. Premium leather-appointed seating, authentic, open-pore wood trim and dark-finish aluminum decor contribute to a luxurious and refined appearance.
The leather details also feature distinctive, large-pebbled grain with a contrasting stitch pattern. The material has a premium look and feel without compromising durability. The open-pore texture of the wood trim is reminiscent of hand-planed furniture.
The steering wheel features a prominent Denali brand to remind the driver that they’re driving the ultimate version of the 2020 GMC Sierra HD.
The 2020 Sierra HD Denali will be offered with two powertrain choices.
The base engine is the all-new, 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine mated to a GM 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission. The duo is good for an SAE-certified 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque.
Pricing for the all-new 2020 Sierra HD Denali will be announced closer to the luxurious beast’s launch later this summer.
To note, the starting price of the current/outgoing models is $56,195 for rear-wheel-drive and, $60,295 for four-wheel-drive models.
We will update you with more 2020 Sierra HD Denali pricing details and specifications as they become available.