2011 GMC Acadia Denali
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We first saw General Motors' Denali-fied 2011 GMC Acadia at this year's Detroit Auto Show, and now the luxurious Lambda will be hitting dealerships in the coming weeks, priced from $43,220 (*excluding $775 in destination charges). Aside from the questionable styling tweaks, the top-trim Acadia gets a host of interior upgrades akin to the usual Denali touches found in the Yukon and Sierra.

The Denali's added kit includes things like 20-inch two-tone chrome wheels, HID headlamps, chrome interior accents, heated and cooled front seats and a head-up display. Not everyone will go for the model's front fascia tweaks or blingy alloys, but these extra amenities ought to make the Acadia a more attractive cross-shop option against its fellow controversial-looking rival, the Lincoln MKT. Follow the jump for the full details in the press release, and if you want to spec out one of your own, GMC's configurator is already online.


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2011 GMC Acadia Denali Headed to U.S. Dealers
Lansing Delta Township Assembly is building latest model Acadia


Lansing, Mich. – Production of the new 2011 GMC Acadia Denali began today at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant with the newest model in the Acadia family expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships in late September.

Members of UAW Local 602 put the finishing touches on the first white diamond Acadia Denali that will be delivered to Vadosta, Ga. The team at Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant is excited to add the Acadia Denali to the facility's production line-up, according to Scott Whybrew, plant manager for Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River.

"Our team members continue to comment that the Denali trim combines 'professional grade' performance with all the luxury you can ask for," said Whybrew. "Customers who select this trim line can expect the same quality that they've come to know in all the vehicles we produce."

For the first time, GMC will offer consumers the exclusive Denali trim line on the award-winning Acadia. The popular crossover will distinguish itself among other crossover SUVs with its unique Denali chrome honeycomb grille and monochromatic exterior, along with 20-inch two-tone chrome-clad wheels, high-intensity discharge headlamps, chrome interior accents, head-up display and heated and cooled driver and passenger seats. The Acadia Denali has a starting price of $43,220, excluding destination charges.

"We have received a lot of positive interest from our customers and dealers to develop an Acadia Denali since the launch of the Acadia in 2007," said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director. "The new Acadia Denali offers convenience for consumer looking for premium features in one package, and delivers the luxury and exclusivity that our customers demand in a Denali model."

Lansing Delta Township Assembly is General Motors' newest plant in North America, blending the best practices and newest technology into one facility. The award-winning facility is the first and only manufacturing facility to be a Gold Certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The plant also produces the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse.