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2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Is a Luxed-Up Pickup Truck

Taking the range-topping style even higher is what the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate is all about. Considering that the full-size pickup truck segment sales have grown tenfold since 2013, we understand why GMC decided to present this gentle giant in LA.
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Slated to go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, the GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate interweaves class-leading utility with premium features. Only available as a four-wheel-drive crew cab in half-ton flavor, this workhorse distinguished itself from the crowd with 22-inch wheels, chromed tow hooks, a sunroof, and Tri-Mode Steps. Lane Keep Assist and IntelliBeam headlights are also featured on the standard bits and bobs list.

Regarding powertrain, the 5.3-liter V8 motor paired to the 8L90 Hydra-Matic 8-speed automatic transmission will have to suffice. For more bangs and whistles, we recommend to opt for the 6.2-liter V8. This engine offers the highest output in the light-duty segment: 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque. As an added bonus, the bigger mill comes with active noise cancelation for a quieter cabin.

Magnetic ride control and an integrated trailer brake controller are the norm for the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate. As for the inside, the crafted interior integrates soft-touch materials, contrast stitching, aluminum trim, 12-way power adjustable heated and vented front seats, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. An 8-inch Customizable Driver Display is joined by an 8-inch Color Touch navigation radio system.

Four USB slots and IntelliLink are also offered, acting as the hub for your portable devices. Apple CarPlay is available, while Android Auto is slated to arrive later in the model year. Be it an iOS or Android-running smartphone, the Ultimate features wireless phone charging for Qi-enabled phones. Of course, a Bose sound system and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity are also on the Sierra Denali Ultimate's agenda.

 
 
 
 
 

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