Chevrolet has revealed the new generation Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs. Both will go on sale in mid-2020 in North America as 2021 models. Both SUVs are built on a new platform featuring an independent multilink rear suspension and longer wheelbase.
Compared to the 2020 model, the 2021 Tahoe is 6.7 inches longer and boasts an additional 4.9 inches of wheelbase. Its max cargo capacity is also up by 28.2 ft³ (798 litres). The Suburban too has grown in dimensions; the 2021 model is 1.3 inches longer compared to the 2020 model and the wheelbase is also up by 4.1 inches. The 2021 Suburban’s max cargo capacity is up by 23 ft³ (651 litres).
Exterior highlights include LED headlamps and LED taillamps, active front grille shutters to enhance aerodynamics, dual exhaust on Premier and High Country trims (with gas engine), 3 new colors (Empire Beige Metallic, Cherry Bomb Tintcoat and Darkmoon Blue Metallic), and 18-inch wheels on LS and LT; 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on Premier; 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires on Z71; and 22-inch wheels on RST and High Country.
Depending on the variant, features inside include a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 8-inch MID (optional), 15-inch Head-Up Display (optional), 12-way power vented and perforated front seats, Bose 10-speaker audio system, and safety and driver assistance technologies including Automatic Emergency Braking.
Both models also feature a built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot with available 4G LTE, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, multiple USB charging ports, and wireless charging with charger cooling.
More options include Rear Pedestrian Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert with enhancements for trailering, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Front and Rear Park Assist.
Buyers can opt for dual 12.6-inch rear-seat LCD displays. In the 2021 Tahoe, the second and third row legroom is up by 3 inches and 10.1 inches, respectively. As for the 2021 Suburban, the second and third row legroom is up by 2.3 and 2.2 inches, respectively.
Options list also includes the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension system and Magnetic Ride Control that is claimed to deliver even greater body control. The ride-height can adjust up to 4 inches (101 mm). In highway driving, the system automatically lowers the ride height ¾-inch (19 mm) to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. A driver-selectable setting lowers the suspension 2 inches (51 mm) to aid passenger entry and exit when the vehicle is parked.
There are three engine options. The 5.3-litre V8 gasoline engine develops 265 kW (360 hp) at 5,600 rpm and 519 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque at 4,100 rpm. There’s also a 6.2-litre V8 gasoline on offer, developing 313 kW (426 hp) at 5,600 rpm and 623 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque at 4,100 rpm.
For those who want diesel power, there’s a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six on offer, which produces 207 kW (281 hp) at 3,750 rpm and 623 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque at 1,500 rpm.
All three engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For Z71 trims, 4WD is standard and includes a two-speed transfer case.
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