With the declared goal of having the most luxurious pickup truck on the US market, the GMC unit has unveiled the flagship grade Sierra Denali Ultimate – designed to face off with the equally upscale offering from the F-150 lineup, the 2016 Limited.
The new GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate is going to receive its official world premiere during the Los Angeles Auto Show starting later today and will only be offered in the crew cab model variant boasting either a 5’ 8” or 6’ 6” cargo bed. The usual array of Denali styling cues are also present, while also boasting a chrome tow hook, a sunroof and 22-inch alloy wheels. Also present are the power-sliding rear window with a defogger, the Tri-Mode Power Steps and the IntelliBeam LED headlights.
The interior is mostly the Denali standard affair, though the Ultimate does have some bragging rights due to the aluminum and wood trim, the 12-way power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation functions, the leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals and the Bose premium sound system. Customers may also play with the remote vehicle starter, the wireless smartphone charger or the eight-inch Customizable Driver Display sitting inside the instrument stack. Naturally also on offer is the GM OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot, the infotainment system also featuring a navigation system.
Under the hood can sit two different engines: the standard is the 5.3L V8 with the new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission and the top choice will be the 6.2L V8 coming with 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft of torque (623 Nm).