The latest and greatest ginormous SUV’s from General Motors have been unveiled. True to form, they are still old-school body-on-frame. The world is moving to unibody designs nearly across the board, but GM is keeping it old-school. Under the hoods of these beasts lies a 355 HP 5.3 liter V8. The Denali gets an upgraded powerplant, of course – 420 HP 6.2 liter V8, if you must know.
Only truly diehard GM SUV fans will really notice the differences here – to my untrained eyes, they look just about the same as the outgoing models. Giant slabs of metal. Yay.
The one bit of “news” here is that the trio will finally come with a fold-flat third row. Seriously, it has taken until the 2015 model year for GM to figure out how to do that. Meanwhile, everyone else in the industry had that nailed over a decade ago. Just saying.
No word on fuel economy, but my guess is that it will lie somewhere between “deplorable” and “abominable.” Of course, the numbers will probably be good for the class of vehicle, so GM will market them as amazingly fuel-efficient. Good for the class does not equal fuel efficient. Sorry GM.
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