2005 GMC Sierra
Denali Crew Cab
GM Press ReleasePosted:
02-04-04 23:40 PT
appointments of GMC's Denali family have been applied to the new 1500
Series Sierra Crew Cab, creating the 2005 Sierra Crew Cab Denali. GMC
revealed the Sierra Crew Cab Denali at the Chicago Auto Show.
levels of capability, comfort, refinement and safety, the Sierra Crew
Cab Denali joins the Yukon Denali, Yukon XL Denali, Envoy Denali and Envoy
XL Denali in a growing family of expressive, well-appointed premium trucks
Sierra Crew Cab Denali is all about comfort and style, while maintaining
the professional grade capabilities that have driven us to 10 record-setting
sales years out of the last eleven," said Jim Bunnell, Pontiac-GMC
general manager. "It is the next logical step in giving truck customers
the refinement and amenities they're asking for."
The new Sierra
Crew Cab Denali shares the distinct, iconic front-end appearance with
the Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali, including a chrome grille, projector-beam
headlamps and unique front fascia with foglamps. The Denali-specific front-end
styling is not shared with other Yukon or Sierra models.
cues also include body-color door handles, body side moldings, tailgate
handle, outside mirrors, rear bumper and tonneau cover. Other features
6000 V-8 (LQ9) producing 345 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque
wheels and tires - with 20-inch wheels and tires available interim 2005
four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock
- Z71 suspension
running boards with integral mud guards
instrument cluster and center console
leather-wrapped steering wheel
entertainment with DVD player and flip-down screen
- XM Satellite
Radio (continental U.S. only)
exterior colors: Black, Silver Birch Metallic, and White
- Two interior
colors: Pewter and Neutral
original Yukon Denali set the benchmark for premium comfort and amenities
in trucks and SUVs and Sierra Crew Cab Denali builds on that reputation,"
said Sam Mancuso, marketing director.
features, including an available power sunroof, enhance the vehicle's
premium environment, as do segment-leading audio and entertainment choices.
A dual-play AM/FM stereo with cassette and single-disc CD is standard,
while a Bose audio system with six speakers and an amplifier/subwoofer
passengers can enjoy watching a movie on the optional DVD player. The
system includes a flip-down, 7-inch screen and also can play both CD-audio
and DVD-format discs. Two sets of wireless (infrared) headphones with
independent volume control, a wireless remote control and three sets of
auxiliary video/audio inputs are included.
the Sierra Crew Cab Denali's professional grade capabilities is the powerful
Vortec 6000 LQ9 V-8 engine. The LQ9, available for the first time in a
GMC model, produces 345 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. It is more
powerful than any engine previously offered in a Denali model and boasts
numerous technological innovations - including electronic throttle control,
which does away with the traditional mechanical link between the gas pedal
and engine throttle to deliver crisp, more immediate throttle response.
Vortec 6000 V-8 is the Hydra-Matic 4L65-E electronically controlled four-speed
automatic transmission. Based on the proven 4L60-E, the "L65"
is built with heavy-duty components, such as five-pinion gearsets and
specially hardened input shafts, to handle the increased torque of high-power
Crew Cab Denali's other integrated powertrain components include full-time
all-wheel-drive and the RPO G80 locking rear differential. The always-engaged
all-wheel-drive system has no buttons to push, splitting torque approximately
60 percent to the rear wheels and 40 percent to the front. Combined with
the standard locking differential the Sierra Crew Cab Denali has sure-footed
grip, whether driving up a snowy road or pulling a boat and trailer up
a ramp. This powertrain combination, along with a standard 4.10 rear axle
ratio, allows a towing capacity of approximately 9,000 pounds.
ride and handling characteristics are delivered by the standard Z71 suspension,
which includes three-leaf rear springs and 46-mm gas-charged shocks at
all corners. The Sierra Crew Cab Denali also is equipped with the advanced
Hydroboost brake system, which provides excellent stopping power for high-deceleration
stops and optimum anti-lock performance. They also require less maximum
pedal force during high-deceleration stops and improve pedal effort and
feel during normal operation.
Crew Cab Denali comes standard with polished 17-inch wheels and tires,
but 20-inch wheels will be available later in 2005. The 20-inch combination
will give an aggressive edge the vehicle's already sporty stance.
totally transform the look of the truck," said Mancuso. "We
can't wait to offer them."
for the Sierra Crew Cab Denali is the 1500 Series Sierra Crew Cab, which
went in to production for the 2004 model year. Both versions feature a
143.5-inch wheelbase with a specially sized 5-foot 8-inch cargo bed and
a conventional Crew Cab passenger compartment. This uniquely sized vehicle
offers almost as much carrying space as the regular-size cargo box - 49.6
cubic feet for the Crew Cab box and 56.9 cubic feet for the regular box.
Crew Cab Denali has room for five passengers, with the front passenger
seat equipped with GM's Passenger Sensing System - it deactivates the
passenger frontal air bag under certain conditions to help protect smaller
occupants. The system assesses the size of the occupant in the seat, based
on measured weight in the seat cushion and tension in the belt system.
If these measurements are typical for a small occupant or a child in a
booster seat, for example, the air bag is disabled. A telltale in the
rearview mirror lets the occupant know if the system is on or off.
GMC, a division
of General Motors Corporation, markets the Sierra, Yukon, Envoy, Savana,
Safari and GMC medium duty trucks and the all-new Canyon midsize pickup.
GMC's lineup of professional grade trucks delivers outstanding capabilities.
GMC sold nearly 580,000 vehicles in 2003, setting a divisional sales record
for the 10th time in eleven years.