Chevrolet has released all-new versions of its full-size SUVs with the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban. The new models offer consumers many improved features like increased range of new technologies, greater refinement, more functionality, and even new safety features. Thus the Tahoe and Suburban provide a unique combination of different features that can attract two very distinct groups.
The new design of the Tahoe and Suburban is advanced with new styles and contributes to a quieter ride. The improved aerodynamics combined with its direct-injected and more efficient EcoTec3 powertrain results in, as GM testing shows, better fuel economy without sacrificing overall capability and performance. Tim Mahoney, global chief marketing officer for Chevrolet, shared that the new enhancements and features that is the core of the two new SUV’s manages to extend the Chevrolet legacy of being the segment leader.
The 2015 Suburban and Tahoe continue to offer the capability that made Chevrolet become the go-to brand for customers of full-size SUVs and this is enhanced with the offering of more efficiency, greater refinement and improved safety. Chevrolet has managed to sell nearly120,000 units in 2012 and this went up by as much as 16% during the first half of 2013. It is no wonder that the full-size SUV’s of Chevrolet continue to play an important part in its success and the profitability of General Motors.
The Suburban was introduced as far back as 1935 and is not just the founder of the SUV segment but also the oldest. The Tahoe on the other hand continues to be the segment leader in terms of sales. Unlike other SUV’s, the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban’s exterior designs are more precisely sculpted and refined with not one lighting element or exterior sheet metal panel being shared with the brand’s full-size pick-ups. Rather than being fit on the top of the body, the new inlaid doors are instead fitter to the body side openings thereby improving not just the aerodynamics but the quietness of its interior cabin as well.
The improved aerodynamics enables the vehicles to run on the road with greater efficiency since it experiences less air drag. The overall mass of the SUV’s is reduced further due to the use of lightweight aluminum on both the lift gate panels and hood. The Chevrolet’s chrome signature dual-port grille is flanked by projector-beam headlamps which sweep the front fenders. The LTZ model has light-emitting diode daytime running lamps and high-intensity discharge headlamps.
The interior of the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban has enhanced ergonomics and premium materials displaying that mix of craftsmanship, sophistication, and function integral in Chevrolet. The two models also have a new instrument panel that has an 8-inch color touch screen radio with a secured storage bin behind it. In addition, it has a compartmentalized center console that can fit an iPad or laptop.
The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban has the standard 5.3-liter V-8 engine built with high-end technologies that include an advanced combustion system, continuously variable valve timing, cylinder deactivation, and direct injection. All of these result in the two having greater power, higher torque and better efficiency.
Further enhancing the efficiency of the engine are the adaptive exhaust systems, improved aerodynamics and engine mounts, and electronic throttle control, that allow it to operate the four-cylinder mode with Active Fuel Management.
Finally the engine of the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are paired with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed automatic transmission that features an Auto Grade Braking, TapShift control and, Tow/Haul mode. Both the Tahoe and Suburban are assembled in at GM's Arlington, Texas plant.