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2017 GMC Canyon Denali
What to expect from the new 2017 GMC Canyon Denali?
After a short break Canyon has been presented last year. In October last year, this pickup truck as sold at nearly 25,000 copies. This has led the GMC to make a more luxurious version of this truck - 2017 GMC Canyon Denali.
So 2017 GMC Canyon Denali is expected to be an upgraded luxury pickup truck with a distinctive exterior, a state-of-the-art interior and powerful engines.
When unveiling the premium mid-size pickup truck at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, this American automobile manufacturer described it as the ultimate expression of professional grade style, capability and luxury. The Canyon Denali is expected to take a leading position in the world of commercial vehicles. This company expect that beside new Sierra All Terrain X which is announced for 2016 new Canyon Denali will be one of the best new trucks on the U.S. market.
The Denali models represent a quarter of GMC vehicles sales. With the new Canyon Denali model, we can expect that this percentage increase.
2017 GMC Canyon Denali - Exterior and Interior Design.
The Denali version will be built on the same platform as the regular Canyon model. So we expect it to have a typical look of the base model. However, since it is a high trim level, we are anticipating for more innovative exterior features. It will look stylish, but with some aggressive and masculine appearances. The GMC will make use of aluminum alloys in an effort to cut down its weight. It will however use a lot of steel to keep the pickup truck strong and resistant to tear and wear of harsh paths. According to this car-maker, the vehicle will be offered in 6 exterior colors.
Starting with the front end, 2017 GMC Canyon Denali will spot a bright mesh grille and HID headlights. This end will also feature LED daytime running lights and fog lights. Chromed mirror caps and door handles will be the major highlights on the sides. The rear end will have a bigger bumper, a polished exhaust tip and a spray-in bed liner in the cargo box. The exterior will also be glazed with 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The leather will adorn the interior of the new 2017 GMC Canyon Denali. You should expect this material on the seats and dashboard. Other materials include wood and aluminum accents. Wood will be available on the door panels and center console while aluminum on the steering wheel spokes as well as on the center console. The front seats will be heated and ventilated and will have headrests. The Denali logo will be seen on the headrests and floor mats.
The GMC IntelliLink system will be the center of technology in the upcoming Denali. This system will come with an 8-inch color touchscreen, a navigation unit and phone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The vehicle will also get OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot, automatic climate control, heated steering wheel and two USB charging ports.
In addition, 2017 GMC Canyon Denali will get a wide range of protection features to keep it safe and secure. You can expect features such as lane departure warning, forward collision alert, ABS, airbags, reverse sensing system, rear-view camera, hill-descent control, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and parking assist, among others.
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2017 GMC Canyon Denali - Engine and Performance
There will be two engine options for the Canyon Denali. The standard engine will be a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 305 hp and 269 lb-ft. You can expect the other engine to be a 2.8-liter I4 Duramax capable of generating 181 hp and 369 lb-ft.
The both engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic system. This transmitter will support both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. With the V6 engine, this pickup truck will take 7.5 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph. Using the same engine, the vehicle will have a towing and payload capacity of 7,000 lbs and 1,590 respectively.
The 2.8-liter is more fuel efficient. Its fuel economy is estimated at 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with this engine. The version with 3.6-liter engine will have fuel economy estimated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. In order to become more eco-friendly, we expect reduced CO2 emission from both engines.
2017 GMC Canyon Denali Chrome Grille and Trunk
Pickup truck users will compare the upcoming Denali with the following vehicles: Nissan Frontier PRO-4X, Ford Ranger Wildtrak, new Honda Ridgeline, upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Volkswagen Amarok.
Also Mercedes has announced its first pickup truck - X-Class. This model will be the only true competitor to the Canyon Denali. From this we can conclude that demand for luxury pickups is in the significant increase.
Projected Price and Release Date:
The upcoming Denali version will be a bit expensive that other trim levels of this pickup truck. Most pickup truck enthusiasts have speculated a price of around $45,000. The Canyon SLT variant is priced at $40,000, so it is highly likely that the Denali will go with the speculated price. Concerning the release date, there is no doubt that the new car will go on sale in the last quarter of 2016.
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On the forums you can find that a potential buyers think that a price of this luxurious truck is too high. However, GMC will insist on that price, because this is a luxury vehicle and its production cost is high.Certainly Canyon Denali will be produced in a limited edition and it will not be available in all markets.
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What can we expect in the future from Canyon?
In recent years, fuel economy has become one of the most important factors in choosing a car. Number of vehicles sold with diesel engines in the US market is constantly increasing. Therefore we can expect that the Canyon for 2018 or 2019 certainly get the option of a diesel engine.