2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD introduced with new “functional scoop” image

The heavy-duty truck from GMC has been announced recently – and the automaker even made a cryptic announcement it has been equipped with a new and shiny, functional, hood scoop.

GM, Ford and FCA are battling it out in the truck segment and every little detail counts in the ongoing war – so we’re being intrigued by the new2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD with its new and functional hood scoop. This is a hint the power battle between the three is getting a new installment from GMC. The brand has revealed its latest advancement in the field, with a new, chrome-outlined hood scoop for the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500 HD. We can only imagine that since this is a functional scoop it serves only one purpose – better cooling. And upgraded heat dissipation translates into more muscle. According to GMC, the 2017 model year version has “a functional hood scoop design hinting at what is beneath its bold new appearance.”

2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

Looking at the pictures – especially the nose-job close-up – we can extrapolate our own conclusions. We can see the Duramax badge on the hood, meaning we’re dealing with the diesel installment. The current version of the Sierra 2500HD Denali has a 6.6-liter diesel V8 capable of 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque, and the new airflow manager could hint there’s even more power from now on. The GMC is smack in the middle when it comes to the competition. The 6.7-liter inline-six of the Ram 2500 HD is capable of up to 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque and the Ford Super Duty will grant users access to a 6.7-liter V8 with up to 440 hp and 860 lb-ft.