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The Terrain crossover is one of GM’s hottest vehicles and now the American automaker will be expanding its small GMC crossover lineup to include a high-grade Denali trim level.
The Terrain Denali will be introduced this year as a 2013 model after sales rose 37-percent last year to 83,179. It was the biggest rise out of all seven GMC models. Up until the 2011 model year vehicles came out, the Denali line consisted of the GMC Yukon SUV, Sierra 1500 light-duty pickup, and the Envoy SUV (phased out in 2009). But in the 2011 model year, GM added a Denali version of the GMC Acadia full-sized crossover and Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups.
Last year the Denali line of vehicles had a 79-percent increase in sales with GMC experiencing a 19-percent increase in growth overall. Denali vehicles accounted for 15-percent of all GMC vehicle sales.
[Source: Automotive News]
Bob Buckhorn, the mayor of Tampa, Florida needed a safe, reliable vehicle for his family, and did what many cost-concious car buyers do – he looked for a vehicle seized by the police.
While most people have to attend an auction to purchase such a car, Buckhorn decided on a police forfeit since it meant that the city wouldn’t have to pay a dime to get him a vehicle. Buckhorn opted for a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali, and the car in question has what many classic car auction houses would call “provenance”.
Buckhorn’s Denali was formerly owned by Charles Melvin Fox, who was convicted of sex trafficking. Authorities allege that Fox’s Denali was used to transport prostitutes across state lines, making Buckhorn’s new car a pimpmobile in every sense of the word – the vehicle even had spinner rims installed, but they were eventually removed before Buckhorn took delivery. Buckhorn described the car as ”a product of ill-gotten gains is being put to good use.”