• May 7, 2010
2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD – Click above for high-res image gallery

General Motors has just announced that the GMC Denali line will get a little more diverse starting next year. Buyers will now be able to have their 2011 Sierra Denali HD 2500 in two-wheel drive guise for the first time, and the Sierra Denali HD 3500 will join the ranks as well. Until now, customers haven't been able to get all of the fancy bells and whistles that accompany the luxury package on a 1-ton truck, but GM says that after seeing the warm reception of the Denali HD 2500, the move just made sense.

Both trucks still come standard with the same 6.0-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission. For a little extra scratch, GM will be more than happy to plop the beefy Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel engine under the hood, complete with an Allison six-speed automatic gearbox. Yes, that's the same bio-diesel capable mill that boasts a heady 765 lb-ft or torque.

GM also made it clear that starting in 2011, the Sierra Denali HD 3500 will also be available with standard and long-bed options. Hit the jump for the full press release.



[Source: GM]
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GMC Adds More Denali Models to the 2011 Sierra Heavy Duty Lineup
2010-05-07
o 3500 series (1-ton) Single Rear Wheel and Dually, 2WD and 4WD
o 2500 series (3/4-ton) 2WD joins already announced 4WD

DETROIT – GMC today announces the new 2011 Sierra Denali HD, the first offering of the exclusive Denali line on a heavy-duty GMC pickup, will now be available in both 2500 (3/4 ton) and 3500 series (1-ton) configurations. The new Sierra Denali HDs lead a comprehensively redesigned lineup of 2011 Sierra heavy duty trucks that go on sale this summer – including the most powerful diesel engine in the segment.

Due to positive responses received from consumers, media and dealers to the recently announced 2011 Sierra Denali HD 2500 series, GMC is adding additional Denali variants to the Sierra full-size pickups. Already announced is the 2500 series (3/4 ton), crew cab, 4WD version. Now, a 2WD version of the Denali HD 2500 series (3/4 ton) will be available as well as Denali HD crew cab versions of the 3500 Series (1-ton) for both single rear wheel and dually versions in 2WD and 4WD applications. The 3500 series is also available in standard (6-foot 6-inches) and dually long box (8-foot) versions.

"Our Denali line sets the premium standard for the industry," said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director. "We received such an overwhelming response to the new Sierra Denali 2500HD, that we worked quickly and decided to extend the model into the 3500HD series so those GMC buyers can also benefit from blending capability with premium features and styling."

A Vortec 6.0L gas V-8/six-speed automatic powertrain is standard and the new Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed transmission powertrain is available on all Denali HDs. The workhorse Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel V-8 is more powerful and durable for 2011, delivering segment-best horsepower and torque – 397 horsepower (296 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm) at 1,600 rpm – lower emissions and B20 biodiesel capability that promotes a domestically produced renewable fuel.

The iconic Denali four-bar, chrome grille with round air inlets distinguishes the Sierra Denali HDs on the outside, along with body-color bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome accents and 17- (Dually), 18- and 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels. On the inside they include Denali-specific brushed aluminum trim, power-adjustable pedals, a Bose premium surround audio system and 12-way power seats. Along with an optional heated steering wheel, heated and cooled leather-appointed seating is available. The exterior is offered in three colors: Black, Stealth Gray and White.

All 2011 Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD trucks have the best warranty coverage in America: a five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, plus roadside assistance, courtesy transportation and other features that provide assurance that GMC backs its trucks for everything the road offers.
Show full PR text
GMC Adds More Denali Models to the 2011 Sierra Heavy Duty Lineup
2010-05-07
o 3500 series (1-ton) Single Rear Wheel and Dually, 2WD and 4WD
o 2500 series (3/4-ton) 2WD joins already announced 4WD

DETROIT – GMC today announces the new 2011 Sierra Denali HD, the first offering of the exclusive Denali line on a heavy-duty GMC pickup, will now be available in both 2500 (3/4 ton) and 3500 series (1-ton) configurations. The new Sierra Denali HDs lead a comprehensively redesigned lineup of 2011 Sierra heavy duty trucks that go on sale this summer – including the most powerful diesel engine in the segment.

Due to positive responses received from consumers, media and dealers to the recently announced 2011 Sierra Denali HD 2500 series, GMC is adding additional Denali variants to the Sierra full-size pickups. Already announced is the 2500 series (3/4 ton), crew cab, 4WD version. Now, a 2WD version of the Denali HD 2500 series (3/4 ton) will be available as well as Denali HD crew cab versions of the 3500 Series (1-ton) for both single rear wheel and dually versions in 2WD and 4WD applications. The 3500 series is also available in standard (6-foot 6-inches) and dually long box (8-foot) versions.

"Our Denali line sets the premium standard for the industry," said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director. "We received such an overwhelming response to the new Sierra Denali 2500HD, that we worked quickly and decided to extend the model into the 3500HD series so those GMC buyers can also benefit from blending capability with premium features and styling."

A Vortec 6.0L gas V-8/six-speed automatic powertrain is standard and the new Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed transmission powertrain is available on all Denali HDs. The workhorse Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel V-8 is more powerful and durable for 2011, delivering segment-best horsepower and torque – 397 horsepower (296 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm) at 1,600 rpm – lower emissions and B20 biodiesel capability that promotes a domestically produced renewable fuel.

The iconic Denali four-bar, chrome grille with round air inlets distinguishes the Sierra Denali HDs on the outside, along with body-color bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome accents and 17- (Dually), 18- and 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels. On the inside they include Denali-specific brushed aluminum trim, power-adjustable pedals, a Bose premium surround audio system and 12-way power seats. Along with an optional heated steering wheel, heated and cooled leather-appointed seating is available. The exterior is offered in three colors: Black, Stealth Gray and White.

All 2011 Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD trucks have the best warranty coverage in America: a five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, plus roadside assistance, courtesy transportation and other features that provide assurance that GMC backs its trucks for everything the road offers.


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  • 16 Comments
      • 4 Years Ago
      In my humble opion....GMC should ONLY be in business to send out product like this!!! Stop trying to be a car division and just give us these trucks!
      • 4 Years Ago
      1-ton Denali HD. When you wanna look good haulin' big stuff.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The best-looking (and working) HD line on the market now edging out the Ram in style and in a different universe of handsome compared to the Super Duty line.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks great.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just wait a year or two for the Mark V LS series small block with direct fuel injection. HP and fuel economy will both improve.
      Only die hard loyalists will option a diesel vs. a direct injection gas.
      The gas engine is lighter in wieght, cheaper to build, no turbo or intercooler. No cold winter start issue with glow plugs. No 29,000psi common rail diesel injection system. No $$$ diesel option cost. Near diesel fuel efficiency.No diesel noise. No urea injection syste. No particulate trap exhaust system with soot burner. Last time I looked diesel was more $$$ than gas at the pumps too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe they should spend some of that R&D money on upgrading the Colorado/Canyon with the 3.5 DI and 6 speed auto, to have some combined power and gas mileage. Instead of making a big gas/diesel
      guzzler more "pretty"..

      by the way diesel is on a 18 month high in cost per gallon and 35 cent a gallon more then gas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Sierra HD Denali is easily the best looking pickup truck. Anyone who disagrees is only lying to themselves.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed! Clean, bold, strong looking without looking forced or over-styled like the Japanese competition.
        Kev
        • 4 Years Ago
        Maybe High, but it is still a GM POS!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Agreed... best looking truck on the road. Now the interior on the other hand.... eh....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Agreed. Best looking truck on the road but it handles like crap.

      Which Dana front end does it have? Oh wait, snap it doesnt have SFA.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gm is so stupid. They drop pontiac and add more trucks. WHY?
      Bring back PONTIAC!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Buyers will now be able to have their 2011 Sierra Denali HD 2500 in two-wheel drive guise for the first time..."

      Does this mean the HD Denali isn't available in 4x4? Is not, why do the pictures have Z71 decals?
      • 4 Years Ago
      As much as I love the new Ram and it's looks, the Denali is one sweet looking truck!
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