Next-Gen 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Will Get Independent Rear Suspension
One of Chevrolet’s largest and most popular SUVs will soon be riding on an advanced new platform. The next-generation Tahoe is expected to arrive in late 2019 for the 2021 model year.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will be completely re-engineered and redesigned. As part of that overhaul, it will feature an independent rear suspension. This technology, which will replace the Tahoe’s solid rear axle, is designed to provide a significantly smoother ride and more agile handling.
The independent rear suspension is part of General Motors’ new, lighter-weight T1 truck platform. GM is rolling out this platform not only for the Tahoe, but also for upcoming models like the redesigned Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade.
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The 2021 Tahoe will also be designed with new electrical architecture that provides better security, more advanced computing capacities, and the ability to receive over-the-air software updates.
The Tahoe could potentially carry a choice of several powertrains, but it’s not clear yet which ones will make the final cut. Possible candidates include the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines offered for the current model, along with a 3.6-liter V6, a diesel option, Chevy’s new 2.7-liter turbo four-cylinder, and even a hybrid. These engines would likely pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and, of course, a choice of FWD or AWD.
Other improvements to expect with the new Tahoe include a roomier third row, more cargo capacity, and an array of interior and exterior design changes.
The next-gen Tahoe will be made at the Arlington Assembly plant in Texas, which just received a $20 million investment to help it produce GM’s entire line of new full-size SUVs.
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