Chevrolet has just given the all-new and much-awaited Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, bringing with it sharper looks, an upgraded interior, as well as a new diesel powertrain option, which should make these two full-size SUVs even more popular especially in a country like the Philippines.
And indeed these two behemoths are coming because according to The Covenant Car Company, Inc., (TCCCI) the all-new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are definitely arriving in the Philippines next year.
“There are no vehicles like Tahoe and Suburban – which have starred in Hollywood movies, carried military heroes and world leaders, and helped create countless family memories,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, General Motors North America. “We’ve taken what people love about these pioneering SUVs and made them even better – adding more room for people and cargo, more advanced technology and an unrivaled driving experience.”
The all-new Tahoe and Suburban’s exterior changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary to maintain its distinctiveness on the road. The two new SUVs feature a sharper front fascia that bears the same fundamental look as the Silverado pick-up truck that these SUVs are based on. The LED headlights are now smaller, which are then flanked by boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights. The side profile features a redesigned greenhouse, featuring a striking line that runs on top of the side windows. Meanwhile, the rear fascia gets a more elegant design which is finished off by a pair of striking LED taillights. As ever with these two SUVs, the Suburban is essentially the long-wheelbase version of the Tahoe, so do not be surprised that these two simply look the same.
Step inside, and you will be greeted by a completely different interior over its predecessor. Thanks to its all-new platform, Chevrolet claims significant interior gains for both models. Cargo space is up by a whopping 66 percent for the Tahoe and a still-impressive 19 percent increase for the Suburban. Legroom for the third-row seats is also up by 254 mm for the Tahoe. Elsewhere, the two SUVs share the same all-new interior design that features more premium materials and technology than ever. As standard, all variants get a class-leading 10-inch MyLink touch screen infotainment system. Higher variants get upgraded to an 8-inch part-digital instrument cluster, 15-inch head-up display, as well as two 12.6-inch rear LCD displays for the rear entertainment system.
Under the hood of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban are three engine choices. The base 5.3-liter V8 petrol engine produces 355 hp while the bigger 6.2-liter V8 petrol engine produces 420 hp. The highlight for the new Tahoe and Suburban is the all-new Duramax inline-6 3.0-liter diesel engine, which produces 277 hp and 623 Nm of torque. All engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new chassis design of the Tahoe and Suburban has enabled Chevy’s engineers to develop various systems and designs to help improve the driving experience further. This includes an all-new independent multi-link rear suspension which replaces the solid live axle design. Higher variants, meanwhile, receive Chevy’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension for better ride and handling, while those wanting a more cushy ride can opt for the optional Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, which has the capability to adjust its ride height according to the driving situation. With an adjustability range of 101 mm, the suspension can lower itself when entering and exiting the vehicle, or raise itself up when traveling over rough terrain.
Chevrolet says that the all-new Tahoe and Suburban have up to 30 advanced safety features, and this includes the usual automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, just to name a few. On top of all these, Chevrolet has introduced a set of new features specific to those who tow using their Tahoe and Suburban. A Max Trailering package is available and includes a high-capacity radiator and cooling fan, an integrated trailer brake controller, a Hitch Guidance with Hitch View feature and the Chevrolet trailering app. Tahoe and Suburban drivers will have up to nine camera views to help them in hitching their SUV with the trailer–the most in its segment.
The available features are designed to help improve the trailering experience with easier hitching using rear camera guidelines, bolstering confidence when towing a trailer. Additional features include a trailering app with trailer profiles, trailer tire pressure with tire temperature monitoring, as well as an enhanced blind-spot warning designed to work with considering the trailer that’s behind the Tahoe and Suburban.
The all-new Tahoe and Suburban will also have an industry-first trailering label that is located on the driver’s side door jamb. This label provides customers with the information necessary to calculate their vehicle’s exact capacities.