The all-new model comes with plenty of new features befitting a range-topper.
The Sierra 1500 truck has been a strong seller in arguably the toughest segment in the States. Previous generation models were praised for their quiet cabins and comfortable rides, while the huge range of trims and configurations on offer made them very versatile too. For 2019 the redesigned GMC Sierra comes with many new features such as a first-ever carbon fiber pickup box, multi-function tailgate and increased dimensions. The top Denali models however, come with a range of exclusive upgrades to differentiate themselves from the rest of the range.
The changes start with the fascia which is a lot more aggressive and chrome-filled than the lesser trims. 20-inch wheels are standard with 22-inchers being an option. Adaptive ride control should make for keener body control and help keep the ride supple even on the larger diameter wheels. LED headlamps, foglamps and taillights are also standard.
Moving to the interior, the luxury levels have also been enhanced with open-pore wood and dark-finish aluminum trim options and the premium Forge leather seats feature both heating and ventilation. On the tech front there is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well as wireless charging functionality. The ProGrade Trailering System with an in-vehicle trailering app is also unique to the Sierra 1500 range.
Available in crew cab body style, the Denali can be equipped with either rear or four-wheel-drive. The standard engine option is the 355-hp 5.3-liter V8 with an 8-speed auto, however, customers opting for the four-wheel-drive version can upgrade to a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 and the newer 10-speed automatic transmission. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine is also in the pipeline but for now, your choice is between the two V8 units.