2015 Chevrolet Suburban Texas Edition unveiled at Texas State Fair

Article by Christian A., on September 26, 2014

Despite the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban Z71 editions, GM also unveiled at the Texas State Fair the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Texas editions. Celebrating the Lone Star State’s love for Chevrolet trucks, the new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban Texas editions will go on sale next month and will be offered in LT or LTZ trim.

According to the press release, the vehicles feature a special package of options that costs $2,195 on the LT and $1095 on the LTZ trim.

The package includes the Max Trailering Package that offers a 3.42 axle ratio and trailer brake controller in addition to the standard hitch receiver and seven-wire harness, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on the LT models and 22-inch premium painted aluminum wheels on LTZ models.

In addition, the package offers a 9-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation radio on LT models (offered as standard on LTZ models).

Under the hood, there is a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 hp and 519 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque.

The new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are provided with a more refined and well-sculpted exterior. Amazingly, these vehicles don’t share any exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element with its full-size pick-up siblings.

Ken Parkinson, executive director of design, remarked that the designs of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban communicate their higher levels of functionality, technology and refinement – allowing these all-new SUVs to convey a new presence and an unmistakable brand heritage.

Both feature new inlaid doors that – instead of fitting over the top of the body – fit into the side openings, helping enhance interior quietness while helping improve aerodynamics and overall efficiency. Efficiency is also improved by reducing overall mass, as achieved by employing aluminum as material for the aluminum bonnet and lift gate panels.

Both the Tahoe and Suburban are equipped with Chevrolet’s signature dual-port grille finished in chrome and flanked by projector-beam headlamps. Sweeping into the front fenders, these headlamps are provided as high-intensity discharge units on the LTZ model, as complemented by light emitting diode daytime (LED) running lamps.

Meanwhile, the interior of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban boasts of premium materials and improved ergonomics – reflecting their high levels of sophistication and craftsmanship. The cabin features a new instrument panel with an available eight-inch color touch screen radio as well as a secured storage bin behind the motorized display. The center console comes with a compartment that is large enough to accommodate a laptop or iPad.

Press Release

Tahoe/Suburban Texas Editions Salute the Lone Star State

Deep in the heart of Texas, Chevrolet sells more Tahoe and Suburban models than in any other state and all-new Texas Editions of the SUVs celebrate the Lone Star State's love for Chevy trucks.

The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban Texas Editions go on sale next month, offered in LT or LTZ trims, and distinguished by exclusive badging. They also feature a special package of options for $2,195 for the LT and $1,095 for the LTZ in addition to the SUVs' retail prices, including:

  • Max Trailering Package, which includes a 3.42 axle ratio and trailer brake controller in addition to the standard hitch receiver and seven-wire harness
  • Twenty-inch polished aluminum wheels on LT models
  • Twenty-two-inch premium painted aluminum wheels on LTZ models
  • Additional nine-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Navigation radio on LT models (it is standard on LTZ.)

"Texas is Chevy truck country and the new Tahoe and Suburban Texas Editions celebrate that passion like Friday night football," said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Marketing. "These SUVs are part of the very fabric of Texas life."

The Tahoe and Suburban are woven into the Texas economy. With combined retail sales in the state up 37 percent for the first eight months of 2014, they've not only kept dealers busy, but the workers at the Arlington Assembly plant, where they're built. The plant marked its 60th anniversary earlier this year and started building the Suburban and Tahoe in 2000. More than 4,500 Arlington employees have been working on three shifts, seven days a week to keep up with the full-size SUV demand.

Since opening in 1954, Arlington Assembly has more than tripled in size and produced nearly 10 million vehicles.

Texas is also the Chevrolet Silverado's largest market, with nearly 40,000 retail sales for the first eight months of the year. In addition to a Texas Edition of the pickup, Chevrolet earlier announced a special University of Texas version for 2015. Along with the special Texas Edition content, it features an exclusive Sunset Orange Metallic exterior color accented with UT graphics on the rear fenders and tailgate.

Strong sales of the Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado in Texas helped propel a 14-percent increase in national Chevrolet truck sales in August. Tahoe and Suburban had their best retail sales month in six years, while Silverado's overall sales were also the best since 2008.

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