Chevrolet’s iconic people and cargo haulers are beginning a new chapter with the introduction of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Each has been redesigned to be the ultimate SUV – offering the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment.
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“There are no vehicles like Tahoe and Suburban – which have starred in Hollywood movies, carried military heroes and world leaders, and helped create countless family memories,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, General Motors North America. “We’ve taken what people love about these pioneering SUVs and made them even better – adding more room for people and cargo, more advanced technology and an unrivaled driving experience.”
At GM we envision a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. The Tahoe and Suburban exemplify GM’s position to win in the core automotive business and the future of mobility.
Chevrolet is expanding key safety and driver awareness features for the all-new Tahoe and Suburban, with Automatic Emergency Braking1 standard on all models. A recent study by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute analyzed the effectiveness of active safety technologies, showing dramatic reductions in certain types of crashes on vehicles equipped with advanced safety features,
including a 21 percent reduction in crashes with Forward Collision Alert.
Tahoe and Suburban have 30 safety and driver convenience technologies, just some of which include:
- Restraint system with driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag2 and Passenger Sensing System
- HD Rear Vision Camera1
- Automatic Emergency Braking1
- Forward Collision Alert1
- Following Distance Indicator1
- Front Pedestrian Braking1
- Rear Park Assist1
- IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control1
- Hitch Guidance for trailering1
Available technologies include new HD Surround Vision1, new Rear Pedestrian Alert1, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert with enhancements for trailering, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning1, Front and Rear Park Assist1 and Head-Up Display.1
The 2021 Tahoe and Suburban are powered by V-8 engines that are among the most advanced in Chevrolet’s history, as well as an all-new Duramax turbo-diesel engine. All are matched with a new 10-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift control.
Options include a 5.3L V-8 rated at 355 horsepower (265 kilowatts) and a 6.2L V-8 rated at 420 horsepower (313 kW). Both feature industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management technology, with more than 12 modes of cylinder deactivation that are designed to optimize engine efficiency across a broad range of driving conditions, including when towing a trailer. The engines also feature automatic stop/start technology, direct injection and variable valve timing, which all contribute to the balance of performance and efficiency.
The optional Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel is available on all models except Z71. It is a clean-sheet engine design developed for full-size truck and SUV applications, where torque means everything for confident, on-demand power and trailering capability. The Duramax is rated at 277 horsepower (207 kW) and a strong 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque. No full-size SUV competitor offers a diesel engine. It is expected to give the new SUVs some of the highest fuel economy ratings in the segment.
The all-new Tahoe and Suburban’s interiors have larger displays, more connectivity options and a new rear-seat media system designed to keep even the most tech-savvy family members satisfied throughout their road trips.
The Chevrolet infotainment system3 is the centerpiece and it leads major competitors with a large, 10-inch-diagonal color touchscreen.
The new rear-seat media system in Tahoe and Suburban will be the most advanced and capable in the full-size SUV segment. In addition to their 12.6-inch size, the rear screens are positioned for optimal view for both second- and third-row passengers. Each rear screen offers independent connections, so passengers can watch different content on each side. Additionally, rear passengers can share content from one screen to the other, mirror content from an Android phone to a screen and “send” navigation points of interest, like restaurant suggestions or pit stop locations, to the central infotainment screen up front.
The new Tahoe and Suburban also feature a built-in Wi-Fi® Hotspot with available 4G LTE data (3GB or 1-month data trial, whichever occurs first)5, Apple CarPlay6 and Android Auto7 capability, multiple USB charging ports8 and, on all models except LS, wireless charging with charger cooling.
The new digital platform includes industry-leading cybersecurity protections as well.
The all-new Tahoe and Suburban will be manufactured at GM’s Arlington, Texas assembly facility, which has received more than $1.4 billion in investments since 2015. The Arlington plant employs approximately 4,800 hourly and salaried personnel, and was recently upgraded with a new paint shop, body shop and additional assembly quality improvements to support the production of the new SUVs. Wind energy supplies power to the plant, earning it a spot on the National Top 100 list of largest green power users.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will go on sale in mid-2020.
1Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.
2Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information.
3Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
4Map coverage available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
5Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service plan and paid AT&T data plan. See onstar.com for details and limitations. Properly equipped vehicles receive 1 month or 3GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first). Availability subject to change.
6Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
7Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.
8Not compatible with all devices.
9The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging9 technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.chevrolet.com/learn or consult your carrier.
ALL NEW 2021 CHEVROLET TAHOE AND SUBURBAN SHOWCASE GM’S POSITION TO WIN TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE. Source: https://www.gm.com/our-stories/technology/chevrolet-tahoe-suburban.html