Next-Gen Full-Size GM SUVs Said To Feature ‘Exceptional Attention To Detail’15
The next-gen full-size GM SUVs will feature “exceptional attention to detail” from a design standpoint, sources familiar with the future GM product plans have told us.
Specifically, we were told that the next-gen Chevy Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade will feature front and rear lighting executions along with exhaust treatments that are bound to surprise even the most discerning buyers. We were also told that the vehicles will be significantly more differentiated than all prior generations of the nameplates.
For instance, at least one trim/model of the future Chevy Tahoe will feature quad exhaust with dual tips on each side of the vehicle, while the future Caddy Escalade will have different exhaust configuration (depending on trim level) that are intricately integrated into the rear fascia.
We imagine that the bit about the Escalade trims is related to the recent introduction of Cadillac’s Y trim level strategy, which differentiates trims of the same model with various exterior and interior trims, along with features. For instance, Luxury/Premium Luxury models feature bright body elements, while Sport models finish those elements in either body color or shiny black.
The next generations of full-size GM SUVs is widely expected for the 2020 model year, meaning that unveilings should begin to take place within the next six months. We previously reported that the Escalade will see the biggest change by becoming $10,000 more expensive. The model will also be the first Escalade to be completely developed under the supervision of Cadillac designers and engineers as the brand became a semi-autonomous operating unit within GM.
All three of the future full-size GM SUVs will ride on the new GM T1 platform shared with the 2019 Silverado and 2019 Sierra. Spy shots have previously shown a 2020 Suburban prototype testing with an Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) configuration in order to deliver improved ride and handling properties.
Stay tuned to GM Authority for more info on the future full-size GM SUV models.
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They all look the same cadi need to build a different SUV.,,,
I hope the Yukon doesn’t get the Sierra wheel openings. I still can’t get used to those openings.
Delete the 3rd row and give a true flat back storage area. Make a 2 door Tahoe again…. Make the Chevy affordable again… the economy is going to turn after the 2018 election and gas is going to go up… GM will get stuck with these on the lots unless they build some of these affordably.
Your first request was made available a few years ago.
I’d like one of them to stay solid rear axle. And I’d like to see a 2 door version too. Something a tad longer than the gmt400 2 doors though.
GM has always paid good attention to its large SUV’s. Even current gen is still very competitive and has almost all modern features besides panoramic sunroof. I just with GM would pay more attention to its trucks and remove that governor. Now it’s time to lift the trucks image instead of focusing of maximum profits because in the long run, those profits might not be there since some are jumping ship.
I expected them to move styling apoart more as well as levels of options.
But we should temper our expectations to be realistic. As much as I would love a Blazer two door I just do not see it happening.
Also do not expect the details on a Tahoe to be the same as the Cadillac. Exclusivity comes with price.
I expect GM to retain the lead in class.
The worry I have is higher prices and more competition from the smaller FWD based CUV models will hurt volumes. But sharing with the trucks will keep them very profitable.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
Question is, will we see the Cadillac exclusive 4.2L twin-turbo V8 in the Escalade?
With it’s 550 HP/627 lb-feet, emphasis (TORQUE) should keep the competition up at night. KNOCK, KNOCK Turd motor company.
Is your 7.0 Windsor going to put out that kind of torque for mass production full size SUV’s and meet EPA regs?
Is GM beating you at your own ecoturd game?
Wish GM would have paid “exceptional attention to detail” on the Silverado and Sierra’s interior. I have no doubt the exterior will be fine, it’s where the driver sits that I’m worried about.
The same level of detail put into the interiors of the new Sierra and Silverado’s???? GM lives on another planet.
They said that before (Cadillac), then the XT4 happened.
The interior of the new Sierra Denali is just not good enough. It looks to much like the outgoing model and lacks attention to detail. The new Ram feels ….special, when you get in it.
I love me a Chevy but the 2019 interior was outdated before it came out.
“Exceptional attention to detail.” So does this mean they’re admitting to their current, mediocre attention to detail?
They are only saying that because the Escalade has an OLED Screen that almost stretches across the car into the passenger side. Im still wondering why cadillac put the XT5 interior in the XT6 just to launch the escalade later and let the refreshed interior trickle down. GM Share Holders make your move. Please Get Mary OUT !!
Well, here we are nearly 8 months later and not a peep about a redesign. In fact, the GM website now suggests that fleet sales will be the same model.
It’s important for GM to get this right, but it’s sounding like GM has missed their deadline for getting a 2020 redesign done. Maybe a 2020 1/2.