Although still a pretty fresh vehicle on the market, the current generation of the capable pickup truck is about to get an update for the next year. At this point, we know for sure that the new model will come with significant interior upgrades. As a part of the lineup, the 2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is also about to come with these changes. Considering that most reports suggest the new model could come with the same interior as the recently presented Yukon, things could be pretty interesting when it comes to the interior design.
Other than a new cabin design, we don’t expect that the 2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 will feature too many changes. Most of the features are about to remain the same, though there is always a chance to see novelties in terms of new color options, standard equipment etc. We expect to see this version sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Exterior
When it comes to the exterior design, we don’t expect to see any more notable change. According to most reports, this update will be mostly about the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 interior, while the styling is about to remain the same. This includes all versions, including this one. Still, this trim level has always been characterized by a couple of exclusive styling details, so the next-year model will carry on in the same way.
Among these aesthetical exclusivities, some of the things that come to mind first are goodies like a unique grille design, as well as exclusive LED headlights. You can easily notice that there is a lot of shiny chrome surfaces around the vehicle, which accentuate the model’s luxurious character. Of course, you can also count on exclusive wheels and several more details.
One of the things we could see changes for the next year is the list of 2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 colors. At this point, the list of available exterior colors is already impressive and includes eight different options.
2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Interior
Without any doubt, this will be the most interesting aspect of the next-year model. At this point, the exact details are still unavailable, but it looks pretty much for sure that the 2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 interior will take a lot of inspiration from the new Yukon. This would mean a significant change compared to the current version, as Yukon Denali features a significantly different dashboard design compared to the rest of the lineup.
If the 2021 GMC Sierra Denali Interior comes in the same way, that means we can count on a different dashboard layout, characterized by a new touchscreen that is built into the dash, instead of the tablet-like layout that would characterize the rest of the lineup. Of course, this would also include typical exclusive features like upgraded materials, seat stitching and many other things.
The current model already comes with a full load of standard equipment, including numerous advanced safety features. Still, we have no doubt that the 2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 will come with various novelties. Of course, the new 10-inch touchscreen will take the spotlight, but keep in mind that a lot of other tech goodies will come along with it. Count on the significantly upgraded infotainment system, but also on goodies like 15-inch head-up display.
Naturally, the list of safety features will be pretty long. The current model already comes standard with goodies like safety alert seat, front and rear parking sensors, lane change alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert etc. but the new model could add a few more things.
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that the 2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 will carry on in the same way. Therefore, the base engine will be a familiar 5.3-liter V8, which is good for about 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Of course, there is also a bigger and more powerful 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Those who look for something more efficient can pick a diesel version. This model comes with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which features a max output of 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. More importantly, this version returns around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which are impressive ratings for the class of full-size pickup trucks.
2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2021 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 release date, we expect that the new version will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, probably in the last quarter. The current model starts around 55.000 dollars, though we might see a slight increase in the next year.
The corporal sibling, Chevy Silverado will also come with a completely new interior.