General Motors pulled the sheets on the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 in October to reveal a long list of updates and changes, including the debut of the GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, a new range-topping, fully loaded trim level for the popular light-duty pickup. Now, we’re getting up close and personal to the luxurious new truck with the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
This particular example of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate was spotted on the floor of the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, strutting its stuff in an attractive paint color dubbed Titanium Rush Metallic. Tagged with paint code G6M, Titanium Rush Metallic is one of three new paint hues introduced for the 2022-model-year refresh, and looks great on the restyled lines of the updated GMC Sierra 1500.
To make the new GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate stand apart from the rest of the lineup, the truck is adorned with a number of unique exterior bits, starting with a unique Vader Chrome grille treatment. Additional Vader Chrome can be found elsewhere on the body, including the GMC logo and front fender trim.
Lower in the front fascia, we spot polished trim for the bumper surround, as well as chrome recovery hooks, the latter of which are tagged with RPO code VLQ. Given the Denali Ultimate’s long list of standard features, it should come as no surprise that the options list is rather limited – that said, this particular example is equipped with optional Front and rear Black molded splash guards, tagged with RPO code VQK and priced at $205.
Moving over to the sides, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate rides on exclusive 22-inch wheels with a Low Gloss Black finish and Machined accents. The wheels are wrapped in 275/50R22SL all-season tires. The window surrounds carry a polished chrome finish, complementing the Denali badge, sideview mirror caps, and door handles.
Finally, the rear end of the vehicle presents the CarbonPro Carbon Fiber Composite Bed (RPO code E3Z), equipped as standard on the GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate. Also check the Vader Chrome rear GMC badge.
As for the greasy bits, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate is equipped with the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine as standard, with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax offered as optional. Under the skin is the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Silao plant in Mexico and GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana.