General Motors is the dominant player in the full-size SUV segment and it has every intention of maintaining that position.
To that end, the company revealed its next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon family of vehicles, this week. It's the first major redesign since 2007 for the big SUVs, which will go on sale early next year as 2015 models.
In addition to being quieter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient, they also promise greater comfort and convenience that now includes flat-folding second- and third-row seats.
Inside, both vehicles are more refined, more versatile and more luxurious, with greater storage potential and connectivity for passengers in each seating row.
The standard powerplant in most models will be the new EcoTec3 5.3-litre OHV V-8 engine, while Yukon Denalis get a 6.2-litre version. All models feature a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission.
The new Tahoe/Yukon family of vehicles, to be built at GM’s Arlington, Texas assembly plant, is scheduled to begin arriving at dealerships in the first quarter of 2014.