GMC Denali XT Concept
GMC has unveiled the Holden-designed and built Denali XT concept prior to its official début at the Chicago Auto Show.
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GM says the Denali ute, which has already gone into mass production, offers a 50 per cent improvement in combined fuel economy over similar-sized petrol vehicles.
GMC doesn't let us down, showing the slickest pickup concept we’ve seen in years: the Denali XT concept. It could be just the thing to keep the brand afloat in the murky waters of the truck market.
Until now, most of us have equated the Denali name with size and luxury, but the Denali XT shows that GMC has broader plans for the Denali name. At 205 inches long and 76 inches wide, the Denali XT casts roughly the same shadow as a Honda Ridgeline pickup, although its radically chopped roof is eight inches lower than the Ridgeline’s. GM calls it a “compact” truck.
Moreover, the cargo bed is just four feet seven inches long by four feet wide—hardly full-size-pickup load-carrying capability. However, a folding midgate extends the cargo area into the cab while the rear window remains in place. So what, exactly, does Denali mean? Certainly not binge shopping at the Home Depot.