When GM introduced its latest generation of full-size SUVs, it switched from a flat beltline design to one that sweeps up to the rear glass. Yet the automaker retained the flat style for the extended-length variant of each model. Which beltline design do you think is better?
Launched for the 2021 model year, the Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade represented a complete overhaul (re-engineering and redesign) of their respective flagship SUVs. The extended-length variant for each is the Suburban, Yukon XL, and Escalade ESV, respectively.
GM’s latest full-size SUVs were redesigned to be the ultimate utility vehicles- offering the most interior space of any SUV on the market and exclusive technologies and features along with the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment. This was achieved through a complete transformation, combining the strongest aspects of GM’s new full-size truck architecture with entirely new systems tailored to the needs of today’s SUV drivers and passengers.
The rear sweep of these new-generation SUVs is reminiscent of their predecessors that debuted over two decades before, though that was less pronounced. The previous three generations retained a flat beltline. With their latest iteration of its full-size SUVs, GM for the first time differentiates the side profile of its regular-size models and the extended ones. That way, at first glance, you know which is which, and makes for a more individual style for each size.
Yet, there’s something smart looking about a flat beltline over the more car-like vibe of the rear sweep.
Should GM have keep things flat across the board, or does the rear sweep and different look work?
Check out our side-by-side comparisons between the current models and our respective proposed rendering.
2021 Chevy Tahoe
2021 GMC Yukon
2021 Cadillac Escalade
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