GMC's Denali XT Hybrid might be the vehicle El Camino fans have been waiting for. It's sporty, has a payload of 1,100 pounds and can tow about 3,500. The XT pairs GM's hybrid system with a new 4.9L version of its small-block V-8 engine. The smaller-displacement engine is E85-capable and an active fuel management system allows it to run on varying cylinders as needed to conserve fuel. Direct fuel injection adds to the package, making the engine more efficient, with less waste. I won't be surprised to see some version of this concept actually hit the assembly line.
Holden Design spearheaded the Denali project -- not too surprising since utes have remained popular in the Australian branch of GM.
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