2020 GMC Sierra Denali: Redesign, Safety, Release Date & Price
GMC Sierra Denali is a very popular car. In fact, it is one of the most popular lineups in the U.S. As the lineup is very popular, the upcoming 2020 GMC Sierra Denali is expected by many people. Here in this article, we will tell you about this upcoming Sierra Denali. We will tell you about its redesign, performance, safety, release date, and price.
Before we start, we need to tell you that what you read here may or may not be true. As its name suggests, the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali is a model for 2020. Since the gap between now and 2020 is long, there can be changes that we don’t include or no changes that we do include.
2020 GMC Sierra Denali Redesign
The upcoming 2020 GMC Sierra Denali will be no different than a new generation Sienna truck. What makes it different is that it rides on a new platform. This new platform is made of lots of aluminum and high-quality steel. As a result, it weighs less than its predecessor and at the same time, look bigger. How much weight does the upcoming Sierra Denali lose? According to the latest reports, the new generation truck is going to lose 400 lbs, at the very least. Let’s get to the details of the exterior and interior now.
As we mentioned earlier, the New GMC Sierra Denali is going to be lighter and larger than its predecessors. To accommodate the size increase, the exterior will be changed. What can of changes it will come with?
As far as we know, the new truck will ride on new 20-inch wheels. The front end of the truck will be made of chrome, especially its grille. From the spy shots, it appears that the grille is a bit larger than the current model’s but we can say for sure for now. It is, after all, not the final version. The body design is nice. The headlights are new and brighter. Overall, the redesign makes the truck to look and feel more majestic and luxurious.
What we currently know about the upcoming Sierra Denali mainly came from spy photos of the test mule. While we do expect some redesigns for the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali, we don’t expect that it will veer off far from its predecessors in terms of design. Especially since the 2019 model came with a new, profound design. So, we expect it to be more or less similar with the 2019 model albeit there are likely to be redesigns, updates, and upgrades here and there.
The 2019 model is taller than the previous ones, giving it a more commanding presence. This is emphasized further with a sharp, chrome grille with a precise dimensional pattern. The 2020 model, on the other hand, will emphasize even further. Especially, not only it is tall, it is also larger than the 2019 model. Even better, it is at least 400 lbs lighter as well.
All in all, the upcoming 2020 GMC Sierra Denali will come with a design that represents the core essence of GMC. At the same time, the upcoming Sierra Denali will also show a new expression of GMC signature cues.
Now, what about the interior? We don’t know yet. Spy photos can only capture the exterior of the upcoming truck. Even then, the test mule is covered so what we know is very limited regarding the upcoming truck.
That being the case, we can use the current model, the Previous GMC Sierra Denali, as a base for our speculation. After all, a total redesign isn’t likely to happen. If there are changes, they will not be in a drastic way.
How will the interior look like, then? The Sierra Denali lineup is known to have a refined and sophisticated interior. It is the best in its class in terms of providing a comfortable, driver-centered environment using high-quality materials. We can see this on the 2019 model and its predecessors and we will likely to see this on the 2020 model as well.
So, expect the upcoming truck to have a higher seating position, premium seating, aluminum décor with a dark finish, authentic wood trim, and roomy interior, both for passengers and items.
Since the Sierra Denali lineup is known for its capabilities, be it on the highway or off-road terrain, we can expect that it will be powered by powerful engines. What kind of engines will be used under the hood?
Under the hood, the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali will be powered by either a gasoline or a diesel engine. The gasoline engine is a 6.0L V8 engine, while the diesel engine is a 6.6L V8 Duramax engine.
There are also options for the transmission gearbox: a six-speed auto heavy-duty transmission, an Allison 1000 six-speed auto transmission, and Hydra-Matic 10-speed auto transmission. The former is the standard transmission gearbox while the latter two are both optional.
Also, there is a good news for those who want the diesel engine: you can expect the Duramax diesel engine to be improved so that it is capable to generate more horsepower. More horsepower means more hauling abilities.
In terms of safety, what the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali will have the standard safety features. That’s right, it will come with the safety features that today’s car is required to have. As such, we expect the new Sierra Denali to have safety features such as collision detection system, parking lane, airbags and more.
2020 GMC Sierra Denali Release Date and Price
Currently, there is no official statement regarding the release date of the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali. However, we can expect it to enter the market either late 2019 or early 2020, as it is meant to be a 2020 model.
There is no official statement either regarding the price. While GMC has yet to make a statement about this, we can speculate based on the current model. We expect the price of the 2020 Sierra Denali will be close to the price of the current model. In other words, the starting price should be around $58,000.