GMC Sierra EV Denali Debuts October 20, Front Fascia Teased Again

GMC has released a second teaser for the upcoming Sierra EV Denali. The new video shows the truck’s front fascia, something we’ve seen before, but now we know the pickup will debut on Thursday, October 20, at 5 p.m. ET.

GMC will reveal the Edition 1 model next week, and potential buyers can order it too. According to the automaker consumer-facing website promoting trucks, the Sierra EV Denali β€œis built to tower above everything you can think of an electric truck. That’s why the only EV that deserves the name Denali.” GMC first teased the truck in December 2021.

Little is known about the truck, which will be a companion product to the Chevrolet Silverado EV (pictured above) that debuted earlier this year and the GMC Hummer EV. The Chevrolet debuted with an estimated 400-mile range and a dual-motor configuration that could produce as much as 664 horsepower (495 kilowatts) and over 780 pound-feet (1,063 Newton-meters) of torque. The truck can reach speeds of 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in Wide Open Watts mode in 4.5 seconds.

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GMC will likely offer the Sierra in a variety of trims and configurations, but customers shouldn’t expect the entire lineup to be available all at once. It could offer a high-performance model that borrows parts from the 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatt) Hummer EV.

The automaker will likely have a variety of battery pack sizes available, with a single-motor rear-wheel drive variant serving as the entry-level model. However, it doesn’t look like it will debut next week as GMC is touting the luxury brand Denali. The video shows a glimpse of the seats, roof, and tailgate.

We don’t know when the GMC Sierra EV Denali will go on sale. Chevrolet revealed the Silverado EV in January 2022, and the first examples won’t start arriving on the market until next spring for the 2024 model year. We wouldn’t be surprised if GMC launched in late 2023 or early 2024. General Motors has surprised the launch of another EV model, and it can do the same with new GMC trucks.

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