Bob Lutz talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the 2011 GMC Acadia Denali. The Government’s Task force wanted to get rid of GMC. What kept them from doing that? Won’t people who buy GMCs buy Chevys? They’re basically the same car. Lutz talks about the concept that General Motors showed us.

About the 2011 GMC Acadia Denali

The 2011 Acadia Denali goes on sale in the third quarter of 2010. It is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models, as well as seven- and eight-passenger configurations. The standard 3.6L direct injected V-6 contributes to an EPA highway rating of 17 / 24 (FWD) and 16 / 23 (AWD). The V-6 gets 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque.

The Acadia Denali will stand out with it’s signature Denali design cues highlighted by the mono-color exterior and chrome honeycomb grille, a feature on all GMC Denali models. It also wears a number of specific exterior design cues, including:

Unique lower front and rear fascias
High-intensity discharge headlamps
Body-color lower cladding and rocker moldings
Body-color rear fascia and fender flares
Unique body-side moldings with chrome accents and Denali badges
Dual chrome exhaust tips
Further distinction comes with 20-inch, two-tone chrome-clad wheels. The six-spoke wheels feature black chrome spoke inserts set against bright chrome.

Here is Lutz talking about the 2011 GMC Acadia Denali: