As officially announced last May, General Motors has just confirmed the arrival of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban in Mexico. Sales of the new generation of iconic full-size SUVs in the Mexican market are scheduled to start in early September, just two months after they began to reach U.S. dealerships.
Built on GM’s all-new T1 platform, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban feature an independent multi-link rear suspension for the first time in history. This configuration allows them to offer a more refined ride as well as the largest cabin and cargo capacity in the segment. The new utility vehicles hope to maintain their leadership in the Mexican market with even more comfort and innovative technologies.
“We are very pleased to introduce two iconic vehicles to the Chevrolet portfolio. Tahoe and Suburban dominate the large SUV segment with more than 50% market share. Chevrolet Suburban is also celebrating 85 years of uninterrupted production, the only vehicle in the industry that has achieved this,” said President and CEO of GM Mexico, Francisco Garza, in a statement. “And we are proud that our Transmission Plant in Silao is in charge of producing the 10-speed transmission that’s part of the powertrain,” he added.
Initially, the new generation of Chevrolet SUVs will be offered in Mexico in a limited number of variants. The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe arrives in the LS, LT, RST and High Country trims, while the 2021 Suburban will be available in LT, RST and High Country trims. The novelties are the sporty looking RST versions – a first for the Mexican market – as well as the range-topping High Country which, for now, will be the only luxury-minded variant in the absence of the Premier in Mexico.
GM has confirmed that the next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will only include V8 engines in Mexico, with the standard 5.3L L84 V8 engine rated at 355 horsepower and, exclusive to the High Country, the 6.2L L87 V8 rated at 420 horsepower. Both engines are mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift technology, which is manufactured at the GM Silao Complex. In other words, the 3.0L LM2 I-6 turbo-diesel Duramax engine won’t be offered.
The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban will be available early next month throughout the brand’s dealer network in Mexico, with an extensive list of standard equipment with regards to technology, connectivity and safety. It also boasts the most advanced rear-seat entertainment system in the segment, an optional setup with dual 12-inch second-row touchscreens. The starting prices are as follows:
- Chevrolet Tahoe LS: 1,226,600 MXN (about $54,600 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Chevrolet Tahoe LT: 1,311,800 MXN ($58,400 USD)
- Chevrolet Tahoe RST: 1,398,100 MXN ($62,240 USD)
- Chevrolet Tahoe High Country: 1,504,700 MXN ($66,980 USD)
- Chevrolet Suburban LT: 1,431,600 MXN ($63,730 USD)
- Chevrolet Suburban RST: 1,517,900 MXN ($67,570 USD)
- Chevrolet Suburban High Country: 1,624,500 MXN ($72,317 USD)