Chevrolet is preparing some big changes for the upcoming year. The car manufacturer started working on the next-gen Suburban which will most definitely be introduced sometime in 2020. The company, however, has something in mind before the redesigned flagship arrives. Judging by the latest reports, a less expensive large SUV will hit showrooms earlier. We are talking about the 2021 Chevy Tahoe of course. The new-gen model is on the way and this is everything we know about the Silverado’s three-row relative so far:
New Platform And Suspension For The 2021 Chevy Tahoe
The new Tahoe will undergo some really drastic changes. The SUV will get a new underpinning – GM’s new T1 truck platform that made debut with the new Silverado. In addition to new and lighter bones, the 2021 Tahoe will make the drive and handling essentially better. That’s going to happen thanks to the lack of usual solid axle under the third row of seating. Instead of it, the redesigned model will get an independent rear suspension, which will not only improve the ride of the SUV but will also increase room, especially in the third row and cargo. In addition to the T1 platform, the seven-seat vehicle will get the company’s Global B electrical architecture. This is highly important, since this way the rig gets over-the-air updates, latest tech, and top-notch network security.
Aside it’s dropping its live axle and some weights, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe will also get a totally new design, both inside and outside. Judging by the newest spy shots, the popular family hauler should catch the automaker’s latest styling cues that made debut with the new Silverado. More precisely, the three-row SUV will most probably utilize pretty much the same flashy grille and attractive headlights coupled with LED elements. The overall shape of the SUV stays boxy as usual, though the corners appear to be somehow softer than earlier. Interestingly, the testing prototype of the SUV gets no side steps, which promises power-retractable side steps.
Engines And Transmissions
The new-gen Chevrolet Tahoe will come with both rear- and all-wheel drive. The SUV will couple its engine options with 8- and 10-speed automatic transmissions. Potential buyers will definitely be able to choose between familiar 3.6-liter V-6, 5.3- and 6.2-liter V-8s mills, while the company should offer the Silverado’s all-new turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four engine that kicks out 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque.
Arrival And Price
According to our insiders, the totally redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe will make its official debut this fall. The large three-row SUV will hit showrooms in early 2020 with a starting price slightly over $50K. Of course, the biggest competitor of Chevy’s iconic model will be the Ford Expedition.