With this debut, GM will usher in the eleventh generation of its age-old Suburban nameplate, while the Tahoe will enter its fifth generation after being introduced in 1995. Which means that in 2020, the Suburban will be celebrating its 85th anniversary, while the Tahoe will mark its 25th anniversary. There’s no better time to introduce all-new versions of both vehicles, then!
Both the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe will move on from the automaker’s K2 architecture, used by the current models since 2015, to the all-new GM T1 platform. This new body-on-frame architecture was introduced with the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra for the 2019 model year, though the SUV version of the platform will get independent rear suspension. Compared to the outgoing generation’s solid rear axle with multi-link setup, the independent suspension is expected to deliver better ride and handling, along with some bonus rear packaging benefits. The Adaptive Ride Control (ARC) system may also replace Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) for the Suburban and Tahoe, just like it did with the new Silverado and Sierra.
Under the hood will likely sit Chevy’s naturally-aspirated 5.3L L84 V8 gasoline engine, mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. The atmospheric 6.2L L87 V8 should also be offered as an option, while the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbo-diesel Duramax engine could make an appearance as well.
Chevy fans can also expect a different design direction for both the exterior and interior. The entirely different exterior has been described as a kind of cross between the new Chevrolet Blazer and Chevrolet Silverado, while the interior will be laden with the latest technology and will feature larger infotainment display screens.
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