Ever-growing wheel size appears to be a recurring theme in the automotive industry. In fact, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will be the first modern production vehicle, both within GM and beyond it, to be equipped with 24-inch rollers from the factory. Now, GM Authority has learned that this monstrous wheel size will carry over into General Motors’ full-size SUV offerings.
The General will offer a 24-inch alloy wheel option on its refreshed 2024 full-size SUV lineup, which includes the following models:
While a 24-inch wheel may have been considered exotic a few years ago, GM design chief Michael Simcoe was quoted as saying back in 2019 that 24-inch and 26-inch wheel sizes were just over the horizon. Now, the question becomes, when will GM begin offering 26-inch rollers?
As for the refreshed SUVs themselves, the Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Escalade will all receive styling and technology upgrades for the 2024 model year. More specifically, the front and rear fascias will be revised, and the infotainment system will be updated.
In regard to powertrain specifications, the current engine options are expected to carry over into the mid-cycle refresh. For the 2024 Tahoe, 2024 Suburban and 2024 Yukon, this includes the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at and 460 pound-feet of torque. However, it’s also possible that the 5.3L could be replaced or joined by GM’s turbo 2.7L L3B I-4 motor, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque in its highest output. As for the 2024 Escalade, the luxury SUV only features the 6.2L L87 and the 3.0L LM2.
All powerplant choices are mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, while GM’s full-size SUVs will continue to ride on the GM T1 platform. The refreshed 2024 models are expected to begin production in November 2023 at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.