The high-output 6.2-liter V8 will be available in more models.
In previous years Chevrolet was criticized for keeping the previous generation Suburban on life support for too long, but Chevy won't be making the same mistake again. We reported on these updates leaked via GM Authority earlier this month, but the changes have now been confirmed by Chevrolet.
Changes to the 2022 MY include expanded availability of the 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 420 horsepower. This engine is now available in the RST, Z71, and Premier trim levels. It remains standard in the High Country. Customers who order the RST with the 6.2-liter V8 also get Magnetic Ride Control as standard.
The LS, LT, Z71, RST, and Premier models come as standard with a 5.3-liter V8 and a ten-speed automatic transmission. A 3.0-liter diesel is also available in every trim apart from the Z71. The diesel continues to be a popular option in the USA, mostly thanks to the improved fuel consumption.
The off-road-focused Z71 can now be ordered with an electronic limited-slip differential to enhance traction in tricky situations.
Both the Tahoe and Suburban gain a new 12.3-inch diagonal digital instrument cluster on LT models and above. It comes with four selectable layouts and a customizable layout. These SUVs can also be equipped with up to 13 exterior cameras that allow for a new transparent trailer view that helps the driver "see-through" the trailer.
LT trims and above now boast Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. This allows the driver to control various functions, including phone calls, navigation, and climate control. Chevrolet mentions that the integration will continue to evolve over time. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are already standard.
On the safety side, Chevrolet includes front and rear park assist, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning as standard across the range. All 2021 models were already impressively equipped with automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, a following distance indicator, and Intellibeam lights. Buckle to Drive will also be standard, and the car will refuse to engage drive until the front passengers are buckled.
Design-wise, both the Tahoe and Suburban will be available in Evergreen Gray Metallic, Auburn Metallic, and Dark Ash Metallic.
Price increases will likely be marginal, and nothing compared to the $3.6 million GM Defence charges for each of its specialized Suburbans.