This Is What A 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS Could Look Like41
Back in May, we covered the news that General Motors was working on a fresh go-fast variant of the latest next-gen Chevrolet Tahoe. The rumored Tahoe SS was tipped to carry the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine under the hood, bringing ferocious performance to the utility nameplate. Now, according to GM Authority sources, GM is indeed considering a new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS.
For now, the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS has yet to be approved for production, but the fact GM is considering such a vehicle at all should come as good news for performance SUV fans.
We previously rendered up a two-door Tahoe SS model with deep black paint, large alloys, a lower ride height, and big brakes. Now, however, we’ve applied our digital artistry towards the creation of the new 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS currently under consideration, which rocks a four-door body style instead.
Other notable elements for the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS include sporty 22-inch aluminum wheels with a high-gloss black painted finish. Once again, the ride height has been lowered to give it the appropriate stance, which is a feature that could be achieved with the adoption of Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and a new lowered ride mode. Paired with Magnetic Ride Control, the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS could have the right handling chops to complement the extra output on tap.
We also added in a number of extra aesthetic enhancements, such as a new black front grille with black accents, SS badging, a quad exhaust treatment, and a unique rear valence treatment.
As for motivation, the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS would boast the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, which is good for 650 horsepower. The blown ‘eight would connect to GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
Would you buy a 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SS with 650 supercharged ponies? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Tahoe news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Prediction: It will be called Tahoe SST
Many would have interest, few could afford.
can you not say this? GM might see this and make it a valid reason not to build it
that was a joke btw…….. kinda
I have an Escalade now, I sure would pay whatever it would cost
Based on the amount AMG 63 SUVs I see around, plenty of people could afford this.
Unless Chevrolet will equip the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe with the LT4 or LT5; this plan will fall flat if no high performance engine is used especially given how the competition are building large SUV and CUV with high performance engines.
agreed. they might even have to increase the HP a bit on the lt4 because GMs competitors are beyond the 650 hp mark at this point
650 hp will cover most of the GLE/GLS/X5 competition. I think it will do fine as is, just will need to be lightened up.
650 hp sounds fine for the purpose, but considering that this new generation gained a few lbs, and others are putting out similar numbers with less weight, so if Chevrolet (GM) wants to play, they’ll need more ponies, because you know that they won’t take out any fat. In fact, it’ll more than likely gain weight.
Last-gen a Tahoe rst meant you were getting a 6.2. then the Silverado rst comes out and you can only get a 5.3 they eventually fix that by offering a Silverado rst with a 6.2 option, but the Tahoe rst is now only available with the 5.3.
who the hell is making decisions over there and how soon can they be replaced?
That’s not accurate.
The K2 Tahoe RST was an appearance package. The 6.2L V8 L86 was included in the Performance Package, which automatically included the RST Appearance Package.
But one could still opt for the RST appearance package without the 6.2.
RS / RST is an appearance package. Has been and will be that way for the foreseeable future.
So the 6.2 was an option last gen on the rst. But it was an option, so far this gen it’s not.
You don’t see the irony in making a “sport truck” and only making the 5.3 available? Real sporty… Yawn. They tried to do the same with the rst in the Silverado but fixed it a year later.
Or maybe that’s was the plan from the beginning, delay some options by a year so it looks like they are continuing to I prove them. Perhaps by 2031 the Silverado will get a fuel tank big enough to go more than 200 miles when towing a decent sized trailer.
Despite this incompetence, they are selling an ok amount of vehicles. Imagine what would happen if they stopped making such idiotic decisions… Dare I suggest they would become the powerhouse they once were???
Since they screwed up with the blazer name, why not make a two door tahoe in both ss to replace the Camaro in weird way and a two door tahoe zr2 to somewhat compete with the wrangler and bronco? I know it wouldn’t do those two jobs the best, but it gives GM something, something that people would still buy. A 155 mph tahoe ss 2 door, and the reutrn of the blazer as a two door tahoe zr2, how about it?
That if possible would be great. Shorten a Tahoe with new fenders for fat tires and suspension travel. Offer 3 engine options and then on same platform make a typhoon version
” yet to be approved for production” I hope it gets approved !! good looking render.
Nice to see it’s not another 10 ‘ high off ride special.
you guys lost me at “considering”. 99.9% of the time when GM “considers” making a bad ass vehicle they usually don’t for some dumbass reason. I’d buy a true performance SUV from GM in a heart beat. I’ve been waiting for this to happen for 2+ years
Hell Yeah!!!!! I would put a down payment right now if the Tahoe SS is available.
Come on GM what do you have to lose, you already proved with the Blackwing program that money is not the problem.
I wonder if there not done with omega platform or the black wing block at least. It’s hard to believe that omega platform that was innovative being a stiffer and lighter then anything else out there,and just scrap it
How about a Two door GMC Yukon AT4?
Drop the Tahoe and a putting a SuperChargered 650ph 6.2 make it a SS? Chevrolet biggest problem is going to be the Jeep SRT Hellcat Cherokee and Dodge SRT Hellcat Durango, Hell Jeep just showed a concept Jeep SRT Hellcat Renegade. This is the market Chevy will have to play in the Camaro ZL1 can’t out run the Challenger Hellcat which are 6.2 SuperChargered
If you would watch the head to head reviews of the ZL1 and the Hellcat, you would see that the only way that the HC beats the ZL1 is on a fully prepped track and having street slicks bolted up. The tires that FCA offers on the HC (Pirelli P-Zero’s) are horrible and they can’t get any traction. I sold the P-Zero’s on my Camaro SS almost immediately and bought some GY Eagle Supercar G2’s (same as the 5th Gen 1LE and ZL1). The standard HC gets 275 rears and the HC Widebody gets 305’s. Keep in mind, the HC comes standard with all-season rubber and you have to pay more for summer-only tires. Cuckoo!
The only SRT HellCat that comes with slicks are Demons which am not talking about or comparing the Camaro ZL1 with. I have been to many Race Track and seen plenty of HellCats get down the 1/8 and 1/4 mile while putting up good numbers. Yes they are heavy compared to Camaro and Mustang but don’t take the lightly
I’m not talking about the Demon. I am talking about taking a standard HC or a HC Widebody, removing the stock rear wheels & tires, mounting street slicks on the rear hubs AND running it down a prepped track. That is the only way that the HC is beating a ZL1. Other than that, the P-Zero’s (and especially the standard all-season tires) cannot hook. They are junk. Why FCA would choose to use such a pitiful tire is beyond me. The ZL1 (non-1LE) uses the GY Eagle Supercar 3 and the 2020 GT500 (non-Track Pack) uses the MP 4S. Both tires are far superior to the Pirelli and in a race (drag or road course), tires make all the difference.
6th Gen ZL1: ~3,900 lbs./650hp.
HC Widebody: ~4,450lbs./717hp.
It is pretty straight forward. Because the HC spins the tires, it has a tough time keeping up.
Absolutely, I would love a 650 HP Tahoe
Make this happen and take some chances GM! Enough of the bland CUV’s. You have plenty in your arsenal. As a lover of vehicle performance, this is just what the doctor ordered. Nothing GM is making (outside of the Vette) is getting people excited about GM.
It is better late than never. The performance SUV segment is hot right now.
Dodge and Jeep has already craved out a market for HotRod SUV”s, I don’t see Chevrolet Challenging the cross town rivals, but good luck
There are many people out there that have been waiting on GM to jump into the performance market outside of the Camaro and Corvette. Being the owner of two modified late model GM’s (Camaro SS and C7 Corvette GS), I am one of them. These are high performance, niche vehicles and they are not going to sell a ton, just as the 6cyl. Camaro outsells the SS, and ZL1 by far.
Many people are brand loyal and they want a vehicle like this from The General.
Good Luck waiting on Chevrolet to build this, but you can always go to Hennessey
Go to Hennessey? You’re paying for a name.
There are plenty of reputable shops out there that will do quality work for half of their cost. I use a shop up in West Chester, PA (CSP). They’ve done internal work on the LS3 in my Camaro SS and did some work on my C7 GS as well.
Ok go to them, it was a example of what you can do because I don’t see Chevrolet doing it
The entire vehicle has already been engineered. The LT4 is drop in. There’s very little investment to at least offer this halo vehicle. Some people want even more power. This might be stepping on the Escalade’s toes … or perhaps Cadillac could get the LT5? Aftermarket already has 1100 bhp kits for the LT5.
Lots of us customizers already put the digital hammer to the ’21 Tahoe and Burb.
We all know this is a pipe dream since it makes sense and people want it. Now let’s render a 2.0 turbo and it will go into production tomorrow!
It Seems Like It Is Just One More Pipe Dream And I Can Only Imagine The Price Tag…Here Is My Reality My 2017 Suburban Premier That Listed Out At $80+ Thousand And Within Two Years Dealerships Were Offering Me $40-$45 Thousand In A Trade-In. I Wonder What I Could Get On A SS TAHOE In That Time Frame?
Putting high performance, high horsepower motors in a rolling living room makes no sense to me at all. Want a high performance car, buy one. And keep your insurance rates down too.
I completely understand your position; however, there are many people out there with families that want a Camaro SS, ZL1 or Corvette, but they cannot afford to have a fun vehicle that gets used 6 months out of the year (and has no room for the wife and kids). This is the ticket for them.
Last year you could get the “standard” 6.2 in both RST and Premier editions but this year only in the too costly for me High Country Edition. Now can’t even get that engine. I’d order a Premier or RST today if I could get the 420HP 6.2 in either of these or even the Z-71. I’d be happy with that let alone ever getting a 650+ HP model. Any chance of this (420) happening in the very near future?