Chevrolet finally decided to give two its most iconic SUV nameplates a new lease of life. They announced new version of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban for 2015 launch, featuring new aerodynamic design and direct-injected EcoTec3 powertrain.
Earlier versions of these models were, to be brutally honest, rubbish as far sport utility vehicles go. They looked good, but they were big, ungainly, thirsty flats on wheels with almost no off-road capability whatsoever. To make sure the new models are more than just a couple of handsome American brutes, Chevy is unleashing their technological arsenal on them.
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are engineered to deliver the customer a quieter, more-controlled ride and improved steering and braking feel. To this end, they are equipped with stronger frame and a wider rear track, and, on selected models, with third-generation magnetic ride control. Eighteen wheels come as standard, but 20- and 22-inch wheels are also available.
Then we have the 5.3L V-8 that features direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system, as well cylinder deactivation system. It works smoothly and efficiently, while providing the power needed to haul these massive cars along. The engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, featuring TapShift control, Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking.
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will also be quite well-equipped, boasting fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience, available eight-inch color touch screen radio with next-generation MyLink connectivity, rear seat entertainment, and all the latest safety gears.
The biggest highlight of the new models, however, will be the design. They still look familiar to the fans of the old Tahoe and Suburban – comprising mostly of U.S. secret agencies – but they are now modern, and somehow leaner and sportier than the old models. Chevy also promises they are a whole lot more refined than their predecessors, both in terms of interior and ride quality.