GMC Denali XT 'offers 50pc fuel economy'
Dubai, February 9, 2008
GMC’s Denali XT concept, unveiled at the recent Chicago Auto Show, offers a 50-percent increase in combined fuel economy over comparable small pickup trucks when running on gasoline, the company said.
It incorporates a new, muscular form in a performance-styled, hybrid SUT.
The Denali XT has unibody architecture and rear-wheel drive, enabling its distinctive design and efficient performance. It builds on the equity of the Denali line and its reputation for advanced engineering and refinement, including the first combination of GM’s two-mode hybrid system with an E85 ethanol-capable engine, the company said.
The Denali XT’s new, more efficient 4.9L version of GM’s small-block V-8 features fuel-saving technologies such as direct-injection technology and Active Fuel Management.
The engine is matched with GM’s unique two-mode hybrid propulsion system, giving the powerful SUT exceptional fuel economy and uncompromising capability – including all-electric drive at low speeds. It is a powertrain combination that makes the Denali XT perfectly suited to a variety of active lifestyle activities, such as hauling skis and snowboards to the mountain or towing a sport jet boat to the lake, it said. – TradeArabia News Service