MotorTrend Takes Notice of 2011 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty Truck

MotorTrend has taken notice of and praised the 2011 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty truck. This GMC Sierra truck is the first model that offers the luxurious Denali trim on one of GMC’s toughest trucks. The combination of luxury and performance on the 2011 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty truck will continue to “wow” drivers in Charlotte, Matthew & Monroe, NC.

According to a MotorTrend article, “GMC has always been about “Professional Grade” trucks, but the Denali trim level takes it up a notch or two — it’s the package for people who work hard but like to do it in style, too.”

Several enhancements that are specific to the Denali package include a four-bar chrome grille, chrome accents on the doors and door handles, and new 18- and 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels. Inside, the Denali package features a superior Bose audio system, power-adjustable pedals, 12-way power seats, and brushed aluminum trim. Optional heated steering wheel, as well as, heated/cooled seats are also available.

GMC also spent a great deal of effort on upgrading the Sierra’s chassis and powertrain. The result is a 20,000-pound maximum towing capacity with a fifth-wheel trailer, as well as a 16,000-pound maximum towing capacity with a traditional hitch, and a 6,335-pound maximum payload capacity.

On the 2011 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty truck, the latest version of the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel V-8 makes all of this power and towing capacity possible. This V-8 engine has been re-engineered to increase both the Sierra’s strength and improve efficiency. The Duramax has been rated at 397 horsepower and an amazing 765 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. This resulted in a best-in-class figure that’s a 32 horsepower and 105 lb-ft improvement over last year’s engine.

In addition, the automaker has reduced the engine’s NOx emissions by 63%. For those who don’t need that level of horsepower and torque, there is also the 6.0-liter Vortec gasoline V-8 (360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque), which has a new camshaft that increased torque at low RPM.

The latest Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission has been beefed-up to handle the extra torque of the upgraded diesel motor. The article continues to say that, “GMC boasts that the transmission has been specifically built to match either the gasoline or diesel engine for maximum efficiency and ideal gearing. Those sticking with gasoline will get an upgraded 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission, an upgrade from the 6L80 found on current models.”

In addition to the other features, GMC has also upgraded its front suspension for a smoother ride and easier handling. In the rear, a new asymmetrical leaf-spring rear suspension has wider leafs, which allows for a higher payload capacity and less axle-hop. All these heavy-duty upgrades are possible due to “11 all-new, fully-boxed frames to underpin the cab and box configurations. GMC says the new frames are five times stiffer on their own while the hydro-formed front sections are 125% stiffer.”

Whether for work or play, the serious truck driver now has an option if he/she desires a combination of luxury and performance. See the new GMC Sierra truck ad below to see some of the ways the 2011 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty truck can perform for you.

These impressive trucks may be found at any of the Charlotte, Matthews or Monroe Liberty Buick GMC dealer locations. For more information on the powerful 2011 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty truck, visit www.clickliberty.com, download the 2011 GMC Sierra brochure here, or call 888-306-1908.

CCP Web Design Staff Writer: Kimberly Brouillette, 4/5/11

2011 – GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Truck Débuted at North American International Auto Show

2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept - Front Side View

March 22, 2011 – Newly released photos of the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept truck by General Motors are causing quite a stir at the Charlotte, Matthews or Monroe Liberty Buick GMC truck dealer locations. GM débuted the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept truck at the North American International Auto Show this year.

Newly-released photos of the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept truck shows many changes since the vehicle’s previous photo release a few months ago. Included are the first photos of the design study’s interior; which has been upgraded to incorporate more luxurious and higher quality materials than the standard Sierra.

The GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept truck has many outstanding features that will definitely inspire the finished production version of the vehicle, even if this one is not the final truck version. This amazing new truck features a unique five-foot, eight-inch Crew Cab/short box body configuration that supports a wheels-at-the-corners proportion. Additional off-road elements include:

  • Wider, 73-inch (1,853 mm) track for greater stability
  • Approximately 3 inches (76 mm) greater ground clearance
  • Custom front upper and lower control arms
  • Specially constructed, Fox off-road shocks with remote fluid reservoirs (integrated in the wheel house liners)
  • Front and rear jounce shocks
  • Electronic front stabilizer bar disconnection
  • 35-inch-tall BFGoodrich KM2 “mud terrain” tires mounted on 20-inch machined aluminum wheels
  • Full composite underbody protection.

The GMC Sierra All Terrain HD will definitely be a truck worth waiting for when it rolls off of the assembly line and arrives at any of the Charlotte, Matthews or Monroe Liberty Buick GMC dealer locations

These impressive trucks may be found at any of the Charlotte, Matthews or Monroe Liberty Buick GMC dealer locations. For more information on any new or used powerful GMC Sierra truck,  visit www.clickliberty.com, download the 2011 GMC Sierra brochure here, or call 888-306-1908

CCP Web Design Staff Writer: Kimberly Brouillette, 3/22/11