Russian-Market Chevrolet Tahoe To Be Powered By 6.2L V8 EcoTec3 Engine34
General Motors has announced that the K2XX Chevrolet Tahoe will be powered by its 6.2L V8 L86 EcoTec3 engine in the Russian and CIS markets, a departure from what it offers in the vehicle in other markets. That is according to a GM press release that revealed plans to produce the K2XX-platformed Chevrolet Tahoe in Minsk for the Russia and CIS markets.
The inclusion of the 6.2L V8 L86 in the full-size SUV is noteworthy given that Chevy does not offer the 6.2L V8 L86 engine in the Tahoe in North America; instead, the smaller 5.3L V8 L83 has been the standard (and only available) motor in the fourth generation of the full-size SUV since it launched for the 2015 model year.
Both engines are part of GM’s EcoTec3 engine family. Having debuted on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra, the EcoTec3 family features aluminum blocks and the latest technologies that help deliver confident power when needed and enhanced fuel economy at cruising speeds.
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Could the inclusion of the 6.2L V8 L86 in the Russian-CIS-market Chevy Tahoe foreshadow Chevy offering the engine in the United States and Canada? Here’s to hoping.
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Anyone considering a loaded Tahoe LTZ is probably somewhat foolish. Recently did a quick comparison at auto show of the price differential between a loaded LTZ and a Denali. If you factor in the 6.2 engine and magnetic ride system being standard, little rationale to buy the LTZ other than style preference. Performance of the 6.2 is dramatically improved over the 5.3 with little loss in fuel economy.
Oh well, the Russians get the better engine and the Americans don’t–go figure!
Does Russian have GMC?
No, only Chevrolet and Cadillac.
What on earth is taking GM so long to get the 8-speed automatic ready for the 5.3L? Maybe, just maybe, it’ll give it a tad more oomph. The 5.3 is a good engine, but it’s simply lackluster. Especially compared to Ford’s 2.7L.
Anyways, with the Yukon and Escalade featuring the 6.2L I honestly see no real need to offer it as an option for the Tahoe.
Considering that “Chevrolet guys” don’t want a GMC and are not looking for a Cadillac (Escalade or otherwise) and that they want a Chevy, GM should offer the 6.2 in the Tahoe and Suburban as an option.
Whole heartedly agree Chris. For those of us who think the Tahoe is better looking than the Yukon, we deserve the chance to option more power. And I like so many others, am not in a place to go shopping for the over the top Escalade.
That’s the thing: if the “Chevy guys” can spring for a fully equipped Tahoe or Suburban, if given the 6.2L option, then how is the Escalade, or even the Yukon Denali out of reach? To my knowledge the base model Escalade/ESV is but a few grand off the price of a fully equipped Tahoe/Suburban. But I suppose it’s as you said. It’s a matter of styling preferences, because anybody with half a brain will know there won’t be much of a price difference between the 6.2 Tahoe/Suburban, Yukon/XL and Escalade/ESV base models. To each their own……
I guess it makes sense the Russian and CIS markets are getting a 6.2 Tahoe. If there’s no GMC brand there to bridge the gap the Chevy and Caddy then this opens the door for Chevrolet to be presented as a more premium brand.
You have a warped sense of a few grand difference! A fully loaded Tahoe is $75K and a base Escalade $85K–more than a couple thousand in my checkbook.
Where are you getting a base price of $85K for the Escalade? According to Cadillac, it starts at $72,970. I think that’s rather close, wouldn’t you say?……
Nope. I apologize for thinking I knew the prices from memory–I didn’t. Another sign of my old age.
Base price of a 4wd Escalade is $76,565. Surveying the 4wd LTZ here in the Pgh area, almost all are $68K-$70K, the latter being with custom paint, sunroof, rear dvd, and some other bells and whistles. $6,500-$7,000 difference is still not the same in my checkbook.
True, but I wasn’t referencing the 4WD model. The base 2WD model starts at $72,970, which is in the ballpark of the fully equipped Suburban. Now the thinking customer has the option of either the loaded Chevy or the base Caddy. With the way these things are priced I’m quite certain there’s a bit of cross shopping between the three GM SUVs.
Yeah but sadly for some of us, 4WD is a must and always has to be figured into your buying costs because adding 4WD is an extra $3,000.
Go find one for 72 and get back with us. If you do it probably doesn’t have windows:)
You are missing the point here. The 6.2 should be an option that does not have to be at the top rung LTZ model only. Granted all three lines of GM SUV’s are quite a bit overpriced at their base all the way to the top, but the market for some reason is willing to pay the price. The engine option sheets for the Tahoe/Suburban should mimic the Silverado from 4.3 to 6.2, from LS to LTZ. It’s not like they have to make any changes in the engine bay to accommodate the 6.2 over the 5.3. And please GM get the 8 speed out across the truck and SUV lines. It is time.
I agree completely. My point was since the 6.2 wasn’t available even in the top line Chevy, made sense to consider the Denali where it was. The price differential between an LTZ and Denali is not that large especially considering that the 6.2 is I believe a $2,495 option on the pickup trucks.
6.2 should be available on all Tahoes!
Escalade is quite a bit higher than a Tahoe LTZ. Even the Denali is around 4-5k more for the base model and that’s a payment booster for a lot of folks. Fully equipped the Denali is close to 80k. Escalade is well north of this. You can get a loaded Tahoe for around 69k. Yes I would rather have the Denali, but that 69 is already a stretch for some.
Chris, couldn’t agree with you more. But then again, in the Cadillac exclusivity campaign, maybe the GMC and Chevy are not entitled to have the 6.2?
What the Tahoe and Suburban need more than the 6.2 is the 4.3 with an 8 speed.
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Back in MY2009 I think, the Tahoe could be ordered with the 6.2L, but without surprise, those are pretty rare and lasted only a year.
If the chevy had a 6.2 most everyone would order that and the GM CAFE would be hurt
I think it would be cost prohibitive for “everyone” to check the 6.2 box. If they offered the 4.3 up through the LT models and the 8 speed across the line-up as well, this would help to offset any CAFE losses from the 6.2 being offered.
I would love to see GM offer the Cadillac 3.6 v6 twin turbo in the trucks and SUVs. My wife’s CTS has it and one of the fastest screamers I’ve driven. Everybody talks about Fords eco boost. GM has had this engine for a while and it’s over looked. 420hp!
The 6.2 is optional in the Silverado, you don’t see every single one for sale with the 6.2 in it do you?
Nope. Because you can only get it in an LTZ. They would sell a crap ton of 6.2s if you could get them in LT trim.
Maybe, but how many people order cars? 10%? The majority of orders are dealers submitting their requests, and they’re only going to order what they think people will buy, and buy quickly. If people want that motor, they get pushed up the ladder trim wise, to a Denali or Escalade, by GM/the dealer.
The marketing, at least for SUV’s, is that the Denali and Escalade get the biggest motor. In fact they did have the same motor, but from 2007-11, the Denali was detuned to have 25 less HP than the Escalade.
My better half has a Tahoe with the 5.3L engine. It will fly. I don’t see the necessity of the larger engine unless you are pulling a large boat or trailer.
I am glad that Russia is allowing GM to sell any vehicles unlike some countries.
We all have different interpretations of fast. I believe most tests I’ve seen of the 5.3 Tahoe comes up with a 0-60 time of around 7-7.3 seconds. The 6.2 in the Escalade is 5.9–now that is fast!
The whole point is everyone should have the option.
Car and driver tested a 0-60 of 6.7 seconds for the Tahoe and 5.6 for the Escalade. So really 1.1 seconds isn’t a big deal.
According to May/June 2014 CD test of LTZ 4 WD, 0-60 was 7.1 and they also commented about it being a poke. 1.5 seconds difference 0-60 is monumental!
Of course we all value performance differently.
The 7.1 time you’re referring to is the Suburban.
No sir. It is off the test of a Tahoe LTZ
1 second makes a big difference. Also the tiny F 150 2.7 T will outrun GM’s 6.2.
Textbook trolling comment.