The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe was revealed back in December with a long list of updates, changes, and fresh features. Now, GM Authority has learned not only the popularity of each trim level for the current K2-based Tahoe, but the expectations for the popularity of the new 2021 Tahoe trims as well.
According to sources familiar with General Motors sales operations, the current K2-based Chevrolet Tahoe LT outsells the rest of the trim levels by a significant margin. For reference, the LT trim is the mid-range model in the current K2-based Tahoe model cadence, and features highlights like Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, leather seating, and a nine-speaker Bose stereo. Standard spec tosses in the naturally aspirated 5.3L L83 V8 engine, which produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.
Meanwhile, the top Premier trim level follows the LT in sales, offering standard 20-inch wheels, HID headlamps, and 12-way power-adjustable seats with both heating and ventilation, as well as the naturally aspirated 6.2L L86 V8 as an available powertrain option.
Finally, the base-model LS lands as the least popular trim for the current K2-based Chevrolet Tahoe, although there is some sales volume for the LS Custom, which is a package that adds in 18-inch painted aluminum wheels with all-season tires, a chrome grille insert, and a third-row seat delete.
Either way, the predominant sales volume for the K2-based Chevrolet Tahoe is in the mid-range LT trim. Average transaction price (ATP) for the Tahoe is $55,000.
Furthermore, the new T1-based Chevrolet Tahoe brings a whole new trim level lineup, starting with the LS, and followed by the LT, Z71, RST, and the Premier. The new range-topper is the High Country.
Unsurprisingly, the expected volume concentration for the latest SUV is expected to be the mid-range models, including the LT, the off-roader-focused Z71, and the RST.