The GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X and Denali Ultimate trims are new to the model. (GMC)
Denali Ultimate and off-road AT4X trims added to the lineup
The GMC Sierra 1500 is venturing farther into the luxury and adventure realms than ever before.
The updated 2022 version of GMC's full-size pickup debuts the new Denali Ultimate and AT4X trims, each with a different customer in mind.
The Denali Ultimate is trimmed in full-grain leather and open-pore wood. (GMC)
The Denali Ultimate is fully-loaded with features like a CarbonPro composite bed; MultiPro configurable tailgate; the hands-free Super Cruise highway driving system; a computer-controlled suspension; a 420 hp 6.2-liter V8; and it's wrapped in high-tend materials including full-grain leather and open-pore wood embossed and engraved with topographical maps of Denali, Alaska. Priced at $80,395, the only option is a switch to the Sierra's 277 hp 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder diesel engine that's rated at 460 lb-ft of torque, just like the V8.
Topographical maps of Denali, Alaska, are featured throughout the Denali Ultimate's interior. (GMC)
The AT4X is GMC's version of the new high performance off-road Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and pairs the 6.2-liter V8 with a long travel suspension, unique springs and a set of Multimatic DSSV shock absorbers, which adjust their stiffness depending on their position and the speed at which they are compressing or expanding. This allows them to combine a well-mannered ride on pavement with the ability to handle high speeds and jumps on rough roads. The $74,995 AT4X is also equipped with full underbody protection, a two-speed transfer case and front and rear electronic locking differentials for maximum rock crawling traction.
The AT4X is the most off-road capable version of the Denali ever offered. (GMC)
The Sierra is also available in a full range of models below the Denali Ultimate and AT4X, starting with the entry-level $32,496 Sierra Pro work truck and stepping up through the $43,895 SLE, $45,495 Elevation, $50,895 SLT, $60,995 AT4 without the X to the $61,295 Denali less than ultimate.
Along with the 6.2-liter V8 and diesel, the engine lineup includes a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 310 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, which comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the latest version of the Sierra's tried and true 355 hp 5.3-liter V8 that gets a 10-speed automatic shared with the 6.2-liter and diesel. The Sierra's top tow rating with the diesel is now 13,200 pounds for two-wheel-drive trucks and 13,000 pounds for four-wheel-drive trucks fitted with the maximum towing package.
The Denali lineup features a new interior design. (GMC)
Changes found across the range include a redesigned interior with a new dashboard, console-mounted shifter, and digital instrument cluster; a 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google built-in, Amazon Alexa and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; plus Super Cruise on the Denali, which offers supervised hands-and-foot-free operation on over 200,000 miles of mapped roads, even while pulling a trailer.
Full pricing and trim level specifications will be released closer to when the 2022 Sierra goes on sale in the first quarter of next year.
SOURCE: FOX NEWS