“General Motors finally shows off the redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon variants, all based on the remade fullsize pickups now on sale.
The new big SUVs are slated for showrooms first quarter next year as 2015 models. A 5.3-liter V-8 is standard in all but the Yukon Denali models, which get a 6.2-liter V-8 rated 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque.
The 5.3 is rated 355 hp and 383 lbs.-ft.
No information yet on pricing or mpg., though GM promises the latter will be better than the 2013 and earlier versions.
The Tahoe/Yukon models get more rear legroom, sorely needed. The long-wheelbase, three-row Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL models get more sensible and useful folding logic for the second and third rows, allowing a flat cargo floor and offering an optional power-fold feature.
Plugs are the new cupholders, now that most makers are installing significant numbers of beverage nooks. Chevy says Tahoe offers up to 12 charging locations — as many as six USB ports and six power outlets, including a 110-volt, three-prong outlet for household-level current.
The Chevy and GMC SUVs, which use similar chassis and powertrains, will be made at Arlington, Texas. All are body-on-frame, truck-based construction as used for full-size pickups.
Sales of the big GM SUVs are up significantly this year, outpacing the growth in overall new-vehicle sales.”
Source: USA Today