GMC has unveiled the 2017 Canyon Denali ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

GMC has unveiled the 2017 Canyon Denali ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Set to go on sale late next year, the Canyon Denali is being billed as the "first and only premium midsize truck."  It is based on the Canyon crew cab and features a unique chrome grille, chrome side steps and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted accents.  The model also has chrome fog light surrounds, a polished exhaust tip and a standard spray-in bed liner.

In typical Denali fashion, there's an upscale interior with wood trim and perforated Mulan leather front seats with heating and ventilation.  The truck also boasts a revised instrument cluster, a color driver information display and a GMC IntelliLink infotainment system with an eight-inch display and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility.  Other niceties include a heated steering wheel, an automatic climate control system and Denali-branded sill plates.  Rounding out the changes are a remote vehicle starter and special floor mats.

Under the hood, two engines will be available.  The 3.6-liter V6 develops 305 bhp (227 kW) and 269 lb-ft (365 Nm) of torque, while the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine churns out 181 bhp (135 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.

2017 GMC Canyon Denali unveiled as the first premium mid-size pickup