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The Denali-Exclusive Package Helps Make The Sierra Glow In The Dark

2022 GMC Sierra Denali Illumination Package Red Emblem Badge 1500 Limited
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There’s a major, major update coming for both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. And while these updates are still launching in time for the 2022 model year, the past 16 months have delayed things a bit, with the coming changes being internally known as the 2022i model year. Of course there was Covid to blame. And then came the global microchip shortage. The sun might burn out next. And, should that be the case, the GMC Sierra Denali trucks will be able to glow in the dark. Here are the details of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Denali Illumination Package, also available on the Sierra 2500 and 3500 HD Denali.

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2022 GMC Sierra Denali Illumination Package: Details

The Denali Illumination Package is the only update in the near term for the 2022 model year GMC Sierra 1500, dubbed the Sierra Limited to help dealers distinguish it on paper from the heavily refreshed 2022i GMC Sierra 1500, set to debut later this year. It’s also the only real notable update that’s been squeezed in just before the big change-up. Available on the Sierra 1500 Limited Denali, Sierra 2500 HD Denali, and Sierra 3500 HD Denali, here are the details of the Illumination Package:

  • Illuminated Red GMC Badge (LPO code RN2)
  • Denali Illuminated Door Sills (LPO code S0M)
  • GMC Puddle Lamps (LPO code S3I)

Additionally, the 2022 GMC Sierra Limited adds Forest Metallic to the color palette (RPO code GHR). Photos of the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Illumination Package are not immediately avaialble.

We previously reported that General Motors will be dropping both the LV3 4.3L V6 engine, and L82 5.3L V8 engine, as well as the six-speed automatic transmission found in its most basic work truck trims for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 GMC Sierra 1500.

2019 2020 2021 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Illuminated Door Sill Plates Limited Package Accessory
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2022i Sierra And SIlverado

The 2022i Chevrolet Silverado and 2022i GMC Sierra will deliver on big exterior changes, as well as major interior updates focusing around the center stack. Larger center screens will be what everybody immediately will notice, while beneath the skin will be GM’s Global B electrical architecture, otherwise known as GM VIP. This system is five times more powerful than what it replaces, and allows for conveniences like sharper digital screen resolutions, quicker processing power, and over the air updates, at the expense of encrypted control modules. This makes traditional tuning practices virtually impossible, as seen with the C8 Corvette.

GMC has publicly teased that the refreshed 2022i Sierra 1500 Denali will feature a new, updated version of a USDOT Level 3 hands-free driver assist, otherwise known as Super Cruise. For trucks, Super Cruise will be compatible with a trailer hitched up, which is truly some next-level technology. It’s expected that the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country and LTZ will offer Super Cruise tech alongside the updated GMC Sierra 1500. That said, full details about the Super Cruise upgrade and its towing integration aren’t yet available.

Watch this space for the latest news on the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, and the rest of the upcoming GM truck lineup.

2022 2022i GMC Sierra 1500 Denali with Super Cruise Ultra Cruise Hyper Cruise General Motors Trucks
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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