GM unveils even bigger Tahoe, Suburban SUVs

Daniel Fowler
December 12, 2019

"The Tahoe is now 170 mm (6.6 inches) longer with a 125 mm (4.9") larger wheelbase.

The optional Duramax 3.0L diesel engine will set the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe apart from its competitors.

Consumers will have another fuel-efficient diesel engine option to choose from in 2021, thanks to the announcement yesterday by Chevrolet that the new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe will offer the 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine option. Or, as the automaker puts it, the all-new interior was "specifically designed to take advantage of the class-leading space and technology features, with a mission to create the ultimate road trip environment". The dashboard is no longer dominated by a massive stack of buttons and is instead replaced by a floating 10-inch screen as standard and a more stylish HVAC control panel. That's still true in these new versions, but they are now closer in size. Even using Ford's "maximum" numbers, the Chevys have more space regardless of which rows of seats are up or down.

"Diesel's are a very natural fit for the full-sized SUV segment to enable manufacturers to provide consumers with a no-compromise vehicle experience; power, performance, driving range, reliability and more fuel efficiency". The designers are at it again, this time creating sliding second row seats, to improve the ride for the passengers. Both the second and third row seats are said to fold more easily.

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"The wait is over, and the wish is granted for all those searching and hoping someday for a diesel engine option in America's most popular and iconic vehicles, the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe". The load floor is lower and flatter making it easier for passengers to get in and out or load cargo. The new Suburban is 1.3 inches longer than the Suburban's now on sale.

The new mid-engined Corvette Stingray will debut with GM's new "digital vehicle platform", which it shares in common with these super-sized SUVs and allow the vehicles to receive over-the-air updates that add new features in the future. The same ten-speed automatic transmission is used in all configurations.

"I think the most impressive aspect of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban is how well they handle", said Herrick. Both SUVs now look similar to the latest Silverado truck, but the novelty goes much farther than that.

The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe will be built in Arlington, Texas.

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