This week we saw GM release their brand new series of truck base SUV The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban along with the GMC Yukon XL and Yokon Denali . Those four SUVs are built off the same platform as the series of GM Trucks that was released earlier this year; Just like the brand new Chevy Silverado and its twin the GMC Sierra they both built off the same platform same everything except for a few cosmic changes here and there along with the Silverado carrying a few more power and the Sierra is more of a luxury work man truck. Those maybe why the Chevy Silverado sells up to 80% more than its Luxury twin. Well the same approach is taken for their SUV counterpart the brand new 2015 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suberban and the GMC Yukon: These new SUVs are receiving a few new welcome upgrades apart from its much much needed styling changes; last model years GM made all five SUVs including the Cadillac version of the SUV the Escalade; all look the same both exterior and interior wise apart from the current design language of those specific brand like the Cadillac Arts and Science; GMC and Chevy design language were the only difference and the only way you could have told each vehicle apart. However that was something that hurt the Cadillac brand even more because it was the luxury marquee of the GM brand yet its interior was looking and feeling like the lower end of the brand!
Well it seems like GM got it and now only launching there four vehicles together and has since produce and awesome 3 series IS fighting ATS; a well below average XTS an its upcoming CTS and Escalade. Which now give GM a better fighting luxury line and continue to work on Chevys and GMC SUVs as a re-badge of each other and those two re-badge marquee are getting the same SUVs however with some amazing upgrades a more efficient powertrains, improved aerodynamics, increased connectivity and better overall refinement. GM places a EcoTec3 powertrain at the front of each of these Full Sized SUV, that has a standard 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 and a 6.2-liter V8 that push out a sweet but seems low 420HP for the GMC Yukon Denali only! each with direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing, which GM paired with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. GM believes that with these set up it will separate themselves from the competition but not between the two vehicles, one with nicer materials than the other.
Chevy speaks on the Tahoe and Suburban:
“There are several new features and enhancements at the core of the all-new 2015 Suburban and Tahoe that will extend the legacy Chevrolet has built as the segment leader,” said Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet global chief marketing officer. “Customers will experience greater refinement, efficiency and safety with the same capability that has made Chevrolet the go-to brand for full-size SUVs.”
With more than 117,000 sold in 2012 and sales up more than 16 percent for the first six months of 2013 over last year. Chevrolet’s full-size SUVs continue to play an important role in the brand’s success and General Motors’ profitability. Introduced in 1935, the Suburban is the segment’s founder and the industry’s oldest continuously available nameplate, while Tahoe is the segment’s sales leader.
“The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will continue to be dominant forces in the marketplace and provide great value for our customers, Chevrolet and General Motors,” said Dan Ammann, GM executive vice president and CFO. “This is an important and profitable segment and we have set the bar high to ensure we provide our customers with great quality and performance they expect and deserve.”
The all-new 2015 Suburban represents the 80th anniversary and 12th generation of the original SUV. This generation has been designed for today’s active families needing space for everyone and everything. Suburban continues to offer legendary roominess, unmatched functionality and first-class amenities.
The exterior designs of the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are more refined and precisely sculpted. Not a single exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element is shared with Chevrolet’s full-size pick-ups.
“The designs of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban reflect their greater functionality, technology and refinement, forging a new presence for Chevrolet SUVs that’s conveyed with unmistakable brand heritage,” said Ken Parkinson, executive director of design.
New inlaid doors fit into the body side openings instead of over the top of the body, significantly improving the quietness of the interior cabin and contributing to improved aerodynamics – an attribute that helps the vehicles slip through the air on the highway with less drag for greater efficiency. Lightweight aluminum hood and lift gate panels also enhance efficiency through reduced overall mass.
Projector-beam headlamps flank the Chevrolet-signature dual-port grille – chrome on all models – and sweep into the front fenders. high-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lamps are included on the up level LTZ model.
Inside, premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the Tahoe and Suburban’s blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function. A new instrument panel houses an available eight-inch color touch screen radio with a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen. The compartmentalized center console is large enough to store a laptop or iPad.
The Tahoe and Suburban come pack with:
GMC Speaks on the Yukon family:
Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali models will deliver greater capability and refinement, with more power, new fold-flat rear seats and a quieter interior. And thanks to a new family of advanced EcoTec3 engines, the lineup is expected to deliver the segment’s best V-8 fuel economy. Bold styling and advanced technologies – including new safety and security technologies – support Yukon’s greater capability, while a more comprehensive list of standard features and enhanced infotainment options are designed to broaden the appeal of one of the industry’s most-popular full-size SUV lineups. Combined Yukon/Yukon XL and Denali sales were up 24 percent for the eight months of 2013.
“We’ve engineered the Yukon and Yukon XL from the ground up, building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “And when it comes to the tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever – and with more style.”
Yukon and Yukon XL share design, architectural and powertrain elements, but Yukon XL has an approximately 14-inch longer wheelbase and is approximately 20 inches longer overall, providing greater legroom for third-row passengers and almost twice the cargo room behind the third-row seat.
GMC Yukon family features:
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