The Chevrolet Tahoe just became a couple thousand dollars less expensive. The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom has been revealed with a handful of standard equipment goodies but with a price that undercuts the standard Tahoe by just over $4,000.
The 2018 Tahoe Custom will arrive with a $44,995 price – the base Tahoe starts at over $49,000 after destination – and comes with a standard 6,600-pound towing figure, the 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 L83 engine and 112 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s not the best stuff though, and Chevrolet knows it. The brand has packed the 2018 Tahoe Custom with niceties some customers identified as desirable, but also said weren’t worth the jump into a higher trim level.
Standard equipment includes an eight-inch touchscreen, Rear Seat Reminder, remote start, active aero shutters to increase fuel economy and Chevrolet’s Teen Driver System. Like all other Chevrolets, Apple Car Play and Android Auto are present as well.
Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director, explained the introduction of the Tahoe Custom in greater detail.
“The Tahoe Custom is a response to strong customer demand for Tahoe, as well as the full-size SUV segment moving upmarket.” “In the past five years, the average transaction price for the segment has climbed fueled by customer appetite for features like heated and cooled seats, adaptive cruise control and a head-up display. This created an unmet need in the marketplace for customers who want the cargo and towing capability of a full-size SUV to go camping, boating or off-roading but don’t necessarily want all of the option content offered on a Tahoe Premier.”
The 2018 Tahoe Custom is based on the LS trim and can be configured in both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. Chevrolet says the latest Tahoe variant will arrive at dealerships in September 2017.