The Denali for GMC has always been one of the profitable ventures. They are easy to construct and obviously earns more revenue than the base trims on which they are developed. So understandably GMC has a soft corner for Denali variants and they do not lose one chance to come up with a Denali variant whenever they can. The next big news from GMC comes in the form of 2017 GMC Canyon Denali. Obviously, GMC’s premium offering comes packed with the best of features which are either unavailable or available for an additional cost with the lower trims. What’s new for this 2017 version of the mid-size truck is its 20-inch aluminum wheels and a uniquely designed, lightly meshed grille.
2017 GMC Canyon Denali – Redesign
The first thing that catches the eyes about this new 2017 GMC Canyon Denali is, of course, its grille which is kind of bright and shiny, and more importantly, it bears the bold red GMC badge declaring at once its status in the auto world.
If you’re considering a front view of the truck, the second thing that you’ve got to notice is the HID headlights accompanied by LED daytime running lights but there’s nothing very exceptional about these features for they now come with almost all standard trucks and was available with Canyon’s other superior versions as well, including the SLT.
However, there’s a list of new amenities as well, which are being especially brought forward for 2017 GMC Canyon Denali, and they are:
- Chrome accents on mirrors.
- Chrome accents of door handle.
- An altered bumper.
- Spray-in bed liner.
- Redesigned side steps.
- Fog lights.
- Tow hooks.
The truck remains just as sturdy as ever and nothing really changes on that front but an additional offering from GMC will be that Denali will come with six more color options, and therefore buyers will have a wider palette to choose from.
What’s in for you in the deal?
2017 GMC Canyon Denali was expected to consume less fuel and extend great power the moment it was conceived, but it has actually surpassed all expectations, offering a fuel economy of 20 mpg in city, 29 mpg on highway and 23 mpg combined for the 4WD system. Canyon is to become one of the first trucks to have surpassed the 30 mpg gas ceilings, which is pretty great and is indeed a good news for the consumers’ wallet.
2017 GMC Canyon Denali – Powertrain
2017 GMC Canyon Denali is a premium trim and therefore has no place for the base engine available with lower trims. For Denali, the standard Drivetrain would be a V6 engine of 3.6 liters. This unit offers a commendable 305 Hp accompanied by a torque of 269 pound-feet. It can pull off 7000 pounds of trailer and shows a payload rating of almost 1590 pounds. When buyers opt for 2WD, they can rest assured that they ‘ll receive a fuel economy of at least 26 mpg (combined).
Consumers can also choose to upgrade to a Duramax 2.8 liter turbo diesel engine. Now this 4-cylinder diesel monster is something that truck lovers have been waiting for, ever since its availability was announced in 2014. It’s because of this engine that the fuel economy has turned in favor of the consumer.
This Duramax engine can churn out 181 HP with a torque of 369 pound-feet. It can also pull off trailer worth 7700 pounds. Using the 2WD option, buyers will gain an EPA which exceeds 30 mpg.
2017 GMC Canyon Denali – Premium Features
Being an extravagant trim, 2017 GMC Canyon Denali is sure to come with some exceptional infotainment equipment, and at the same time, it is expected to serve as high-end comfort. Now on these grounds, buyers will find perforated leather seats, with heating options. French stitching elegantly extends the leather wrapping onto the dashboard. Wood accents would be noticed on the door panels and center console.
For infotainment and safety, Denali will use GMC’s latest techs and offer the following features:
An 8-inch touch screen comes with GMC’s intelliLink software,it’ll support:
- Apple CarPlay.
- Android Auto.
- 4G LTW Wi-Fi connectivity.
Other features include:
- Heated Steering Wheel.
- Automatic Climate control.
- Remote vehicle start.
- Illuminated sill plates.
- Forward collision alert.
- Lane Departure Alert.
Competitions, Price and Arrival – 2017 GMC Canyon Denali
Canyon Denali’s biggest competitor will perhaps be Sierra Denali, and these two has to fight out for their own positions. Price for the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali will start around $45, 000 and it is estimated to arrive in the year 2016 as a 2017 version.