New full-size Chevy SUVs equipped with the 5.3L V8 and EcoTec3
Chevrolet unveiled in New York yesterday the latest versions of its two full-size SUVs, the Tahoe and Suburban. The new SUVs were redesigned to improve the ride, fuel economy, and to preserve their performance and capability.
The Tahoe and Suburban will be using a more efficient direct-injected EcoTec3 powertrain with the standard 5.3 liter V8 engine capable of 340 PS and 519 Nm. This engine is then paired to a Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed automatic transmission. To accommodate such engine output, the SUVs use a new disc brake system with Duralife brake rotors for improved braking performance.
With new bodies, the SUVs offer more room, better functionality, connectivity, and first-class amenities. Aside from comfort features, both the Suburban and Tahoe offers new safety technologies such as a radar for crash avoidance and occupant protection, forward collision alert,front park assist, etc. Moreover, the SUVs are equipped with further security features to avoid theft attempts.
The 2015 Suburban celebrates the 80th anniversary of the original Chevrolet SUV. Since its creation, the Suburban has played an important role as the segment founder and the industry’s oldest continuously available nameplate. The Tahoe, on the other hand, is the segment’s sales leader. Following the New York launch, the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Chevrolet Suburban will arrive in dealerships during the first quarter of 2014.