Detroit, Michigan – GMC has unveiled the 2011 Acadia Denali, a new trim line of its popular crossover, at a special press event in Detroit.

The first Denali was launched in 1999 on the Yukon brand and helped define the luxury SUV segment. The company said that with nearly half of all Yukon sales being Denali models, expanding the line to include the Acadia was a logical extension. It will go on sale in the third quarter of 2010.

“The GMC Denali models have come to stand for luxury and exclusivity, and that’s just what customers will get in the new Acadia Denali,” said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director. “The decision to develop an Acadia Denali was made quickly within the new GM in response to customer and dealer demand for a Denali version, ever since the launch and success of the Acadia.”

Special features on the Denali include a chrome honeycomb grille, unique fascias, xenon headlamps, 20-inch two-tone chrome-clad wheels, unique body side mouldings, perforated leather heated and cooled seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mahogany wood inserts, complementary instrument panel and centre stack woodgrain finish, dual sunroof, and head-up display.

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