The take rate for new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban models equipped with the optional 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine is rising, GM Authority has learned, up to 6 percent of the overall model mix in March. The 6-percent take rate for Tahoe and Suburban diesel models in March represents a 4.5-percent increase over the diesel-model take rate seen in February.
The 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine is a new option for the next-generation 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban, and only recently became available to order. As GM Authority covered previously, order books for the two new SUVs equipped with the diesel engine option opened October 29th, 2020, with production for the diesel-powered SUVs starting on a limited basis in November.
As a reminder, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine in the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban is rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, mating to the GM Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine option is available on every trim level except the off-road-oriented Z71, which features a unique fascia treatment that obstructs to diesel engine’s intercooler piping, as GM Authority covered previously.
To note, both the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban are also offered with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gas engine and naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gas engine, both of which also pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Chevy Tahoe sales in the U.S. for the first quarter of the 2021 calendar year increased 12.91 percent to 23,038 units, while Chevy Suburban sales in the U.S. during the same time period increased 17.36 percent to 11,143 units. Overall U.S. sales for the Chevrolet brand decreased 1.7 percent to 427,950 units, while broader U.S. sales for General Motors increased 4 percent to 642,250 units.
Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban Sales Numbers
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