- a new chevrolet tahoe large suv is on the way, and here's what we know about the next-generation model.
- it will use gm's new t1 truck platform and switch to an independent rear suspension, which should improve ride and handling and increase the amount of passenger and cargo space inside.
- the new tahoe is expected to be revealed later in 2019 and arrive as a 2021 model.
the chevrolet tahoe, the silverado's uptown relative and the gold standard of large american suvs, is about to get redone. this next-generation tahoe will make the long-awaited switch to an independent rear suspension. without the solid axle bouncing around under the feet of third-row occupants, the ride and handling should improve. we also expect increases in passenger and cargo volumes as a result of the new rear end.
the underpinnings are known within gm as the t1 truck platform, which the tahoe will share with the next-generation suburban, cadillac escalade, and gmc yukon. these rigs will also employ gm's all-new global b electrical architecture, which provides added computing power, over-the-air updates, and advanced network security for highly automated vehicles.
the tahoe will offer gm's 3.6-liter v-6 as well as the corporate 5.3- and 6.2-liter v-8s. there's a very strong possibility that the silverado's new turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four will find its way into the tahoe as well. hybrid powertrains may also appear further down the line. eight- and 10-speed transmissions will manage the torque, and rear- and all-wheel drive will be available.
other big suvs in the tahoe's crosshairs include the ford expedition, nissan armada, and the toyota land cruiser and sequoia. for the chevy to best compete with these entries, our hope is that the tahoe's cabin will gets its own richer look and feel compared with the new silverado's drab interior.
the tahoe will be revealed this fall and should go on sale shortly after, with a starting price north of $50,000.