Previews or teasers are a creative approach for an automaker to generate interest and anticipation before the release of a new model. The upcoming GMC Sierra Denali attracted the attention of the automotive world after GMC uploaded a brief video clip about it on social media. Excitingly, the electric pickup truck will officially debut at 5 p.m. ET on October 20.
In retrospect, the all-electric Sierra Denali was first teased in December 2021 with fewer details. The latest teaser reveals that Edition 1 will hit the market in early 2024. Meanwhile, the Sierra Denali will be available in the spring.
According to GM‘s division, General Motors Truck Company (GMC), the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is “Built to tower above everything you thought an electric truck could be. That’s why it’s the only EV that deserves the name Denali.”
AutoBlog reported that the grille panel of the electric pickup is surrounded by an illuminated border and has a GMC lettering in the middle. Three LED charging status bars are framed by upside-down L-shaped LED lights. There appear to be four fog lights below those at the bumper edges. There are also two round units above two squared oval units.
On the other hand, the back features a taillight with a Denali badge. Remarkably, almost the entire roof is covered with a panoramic glass panel. The shark fin antenna is supported at the back by some sheet metal. Among the seating options underneath that roof will be a “ventilated, quilted fabric” with Denali embroidered on the headrest.
The Sierra EV has been reported to only be offered in Denali trim; thus, prices may be closer to those of the Hummer EV.
GMC VP Duncan Aldred stated, “Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers.”
“We now will have an opportunity to evolve Sierra’s capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion, while also elevating the luxurious design and comfort Denali is associated with.”
According to Car and Driver, the Sierra EV will likely share fundamental components with the Chevy Silverado EV. It indicates that the GMC version will also have an estimated range of up to 400 miles, a maximum power output of 664 horsepower, and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.
As for the pricing, the Silverado EV is anticipated to cost between $40k to $105k. However, the Sierra Denali is expected to cost a little more.