Back in May, we showed you the very first spy shots of the next-generation Chevy Suburban. Today, we are bringing you the first spy shots of its shorter brother – the 2020 Chevy Tahoe.
A lot has changed with Chevy’s full-size SUV prototypes since the last time we saw them. Notably, the baggy plastic cladding has been reduced to tighter-fitting cladding, giving us a better look at what’s hiding underneath.
The pix do not reveal too much about the front end save for what appears to be a dual-port grille and rather large headlamps – elements that aren’t at all surprising. That off-center, roof-mounted communications fin continues to be in the same place as in the 2019 Silverado, on which the 2020 Chevy Tahoe will be based. Overall, the front end looks large and in charge – a signature trait of the Tahoe.
The side profile reveals rather large wheels that appear to be 20 inches in diameter. The shiny polished aluminum rims feature a rather intricate triple five-spoke design, with two larger spokes wrapping a central, thinner one. There’s also a set of black running boards fixed spanning the length between the wheels, as well as a liftgate-mounted rear spoiler that’s rather long.
The most prominent feature out back is the quadruple exhaust treatment, with dual-tipped exhaust situated in cutouts on both sides of the rear bumper. The shots confirm what we heard earlier in the week: that the next-gen GM full-size SUVs will feature exceptional attention to detail from a styling standpoint.
Zooming in even closer at the rear axle, we see what appears to be the beginnings of an independent rear suspension (IRS) design, which we previously spotted on the 2020 Suburban. The introduction of IRS is meant to deliver improved ride quality and comfort.
The next-generation Chevy Tahoe is expected for the 2020 model year. As such, it will likely make its debut within the next six months.
Stay tuned to GM Authority as we dig up more.
About Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). It is currently Chevrolet's second-biggest SUV, slotting under the extended-length full-size Chevrolet Suburban. The current model was introduced for the 2015 model year and represents the fourth generation of the Tahoe nameplate. The model rides on the GMT-K2 platform shared with the Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL as well as the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV.
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe represents the fourth model year of the fourth-generation Tahoe. The vehicle remains highly competitive in its segment and the 2018 model year brings various improvements, most notably the Tahoe RST appearance package and Tahoe Performance Package with the 6.2L V-8 L86 engine and the new GM 10-speed transmission. The 2019 Chevy Tahoe represents the fifth model year of the fourth-generation Tahoe, and offers up a new exterior color, a new Premier badge on the tailgate, and new color availability for the Tahoe RST as well as the rear-closeout feature. In addition, a new Premier Plus model is introduced and includes the 6.2L V8 L86 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission and several premium-level touches.
An all-new, fifth-generation model is expected for the 2020 model year. The vehicle is expected to be based on the new GM T1 platform while delivering an all-new exterior, interior, powertrains, and styling details.
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