Meanwhile, the Sierra Denali Ultimate will be the latest ultrapricey pickup to hit the market when it goes on sale late in the first quarter.
Also slated to debut at the Los Angeles show, the pickup will get 22-inch wheels, chrome tow hooks and new “tri-mode” power steps, which move rearward to serve as a step into the forward section of the cargo bed. Available on crew cab models only, the Sierra Denali Ultimate will come standard with a 5.3-liter V-8 hooked to an eight-speed transmission. The 6.2-liter V-8 also is available.
GMC said the Sierra Denali has helped the brand grab more than 15 percent market share in the segment for premium full-size pickups, which have average transaction prices of more than $55,000. The Sierra’s overall share of the full-size pickup segment was 8.7 percent through October, according to the Automotive News Data Center.