2017 GMC Canyon Denali First Look
Pushing the Midsize Price Boundaries
As expected, GMC unveiled the 2017 Canyon Denali luxury midsize truck during the week of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. We’ve seen spy shots of the truck, and GMC has stated at various times that it planned to offer a Denali variant of every product in its lineup (with the exception of the Savana fullsize van, whose ultimate fate is unknown).
Like the other Denali models, the Canyon Denali represents the top-of-the-line for GMC’s midsize truck. Among the features of the Canyon Denali are 20-inch machined alloy wheels, the signature Denali chrome grille, polished exhaust tip, standard forward collision and lane departure warning, and heated and cooled front seats with “Mulan” leather.
Also included is the IntelliLink multimedia interface with standard navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, OnStar 4G LTE WiFi connectivity, automatic climate control, remote start, and two USB ports added to the rear of the center console. Naturally, the “Denali” logo prominently adorns the headrests, doorsill plates, cargo bed wall, and floor mats. Six available exterior color options will be offered.
The two available engines on the Canyon Denali are the standard 3.6L 305hp V-6 or the 2.8L Duramax I-4 turbodiesel (which is offered as an option). Both are mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. We were holding out a distant hope for the 5.3L V-8 as an optional Denali exclusive, but it looks like we will have to content ourselves with the current options. Pricing will be announced closer to the truck’s on-sale date in late calendar 2016.