Due to the semiconductor chip shortage, GM has been removing certain features from its vehicles to cut back on the number of chips it uses per unit, allowing it to keep production up and running even as its chip supply remains tight. It’s unclear whether this also explains the power-sliding center console’s unavailability, but it is related to supplier constraints.
Earlier this month, we reported the power sliding center console had been temporarily removed from the Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban features list. At the time, it wasn’t clear how long the feature would remain absent from the vehicles’ order books, though we can now confirm it will not return at any point during the 2022 model year.
The power-sliding center console, for readers who may not be aware, is capable of automatically sliding forward or backward up to 10 inches, offering multiple positions and configurations for added comfort and practicality. Tagged with RPO code DCH, the full name of the feature is “power-sliding center floor console with drawer, secure storage, manual sliding armrest and cup holders for second row.”
The power-sliding console is usually offered as optional equipment for the Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban in the LT, RST and Z71 trim levels. The power-sliding console is priced at $350, but requires the Luxury Package (RPO WPL, $2,525) and power-release second row bucket seats (RPO code ATN, $370) in order to equip.
As we noted previously, the power-sliding console is also typically standard on Premier and High Country trim levels. Going forward, it will be replaced by the conventional Floor console with storage area and removable storage tray (RPO D07) when ordered with second-row power 60/40 split-folding bench seats (RPO ATT) rather than the standard second-row bucket seats (RPO code ATN).