With all eyes on Frankfurt, GM pulled the wraps off its all-new Chevy Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon in LA and NYC.
General Motors is aiming to cash in on the increased demand for full-sized trucks with its all-new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban models as well as the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Yukon Denali. More refined, efficient and with improved aerodynamics and connectivity, the new generation of big daddy SUVs is built on stronger platforms with a wider rear track, and motivated by a stock 5.3-liter V8 EcoTec3 powerplant rated at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.The Yukon Denali is the exception, receiving a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 up front.
Revealed in New York, Chevy’s latest Tahoe and 12-gen Suburban boast a revised styling that’s more evolution than revolution with a prominent grille and headlights, more angular hood and lots of chrome trim. The new Yukon lineup, revealed in LA, offers more luxury and refinement. Its upscale, modern facade sports vertical headlights, a stylish grille and chiseled fenders, yet from the A-pillars back styling cues are shared across the board. Inlaid doors tuck neatly into the door sills reducing drag and noise, hoods and liftgate panels are forged from aluminum, while all boast updated interiors and a raft of safety features.
Fold-flat second- and third-row seats come as standard with optional power folding, there’s ample USB ports and power outlets, and a so-called “conversion mirror” affording a panoramic view of the rear seats. The Yukon’s luxury feel is evident in its foam-stuffed seats, a standard Bose sound system, SD card slots, and use of laminated glass in the windshield and front windows. In the Denali trim, noise-cancellation technology and GM’s latest magnetic ride control suspension comes as standard. The rest of the SUV family benefits from electric variable-assist power steering, four-wheel-disc braking system and wider tires.