Hopefully GMC will eventually squeeze a few extra cylinders under the hood.
The Terrain Denali starts at $35,xxx and tops out right at $48,000. So I don't think that price range for a premium level mid-size pickup if they can charge the same for a compact CUV.Sounds like a $40-50k midsize truck, yikes.
AgreeMore power would be nice, but didn't GM say there would be no engine sharing with the Silverado? Meaning there are no realistic V8's to use. Only leaves the TTV6, which wouldn't be a bad thing!
I think a Denali package will be great!
Good points.I watched a near 70 year old man struggling to climb into his new Z71 Colorado with no step bars. Immediately I saw the need for standard step bars on the range topping Colorado, but then again will it ultimately be the range topping model? Luxury trim models need step bars. Even better, retractable step bars. Add in HUD, LED exterior lighting, maybe power tailgate, and chrome. To me, unique engines aren't needed for the Denali. But 8 or 10 speed transmissions I can see, all before going across all trims. The truth is, the full sized trucks need these thing in their Denali and High Country models.
Probably the V6 or Duramax only - though you can get the Terrain Denali with the 4cyl, so who knows?The Denali will hopefully have a lot of upgrades to make it a real specialty version of the truck, as well as stuff like upgraded leather and real wood. I'm guessing this will be LFX only but I'd like to see it add the 5.3L V-8 or a twin-turbo V-6 and phase the 8AT into the rest of the lineup.
I have noticed so many of the new Canyon/Colorados on the road, more than I ever saw of the first gen and I am of the opinion that people really do prefer the size of the trucks and thus will pay for them despite the "conventional wisdom" that nobody would when they can get a full-size for close to the same price. I think the problem with smaller pickups was that they lacked in features compared to the full-size and I think GMC is proving that if you put those features and a premium package into a smaller truck, people will come! I think $40-50K for a premium midsize doesn't seem that unreasonable and will probably sell well -- Especially being GM will own the midsize luxury truck market.Sounds like a $40-50k midsize truck, yikes.