The fifth-generation Chevy Tahoe and twelfth-generation Chevy Suburban both introduce their third model year for 2023, ushering in only a few updates and changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year. As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and 2023 Chevy Suburban previously offered a black grille option with large Chevrolet lettering. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that this optional styling upgrade is no longer available to order.
The feature in question is called simply “Black Grille” and is tagged with RPO code RZB. The feature was previously offered for LS, LT, RST, and Premier trim levels for the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and 2023 Chevy Suburban, and was classified as an LPO-level option, which means it was installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle was initially produced. Pricing for the option was set at $850, and included a large grille insert with a black finish, as well as bold Chevrolet brand lettering spelled out horizontally in a single bar across the middle of the grille.
Now, however, the Black Grille (RPO code RZB) is no longer available to order for the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and 2023 Chevy Suburban. It’s unclear at this time if the styling upgrade will return before the end of the 2023 model year, or if it will return for the next model year either. However, to that latter point, it seems unlikely given the upcoming 2024 model year will introduce a mid-cycle refresh for both SUVs. The upcoming 2024 model-year refresh will include a new front fascia design that will likely be incompatible with the Black Grille (RPO code RZB) styling option.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and 2023 Chevy Suburban offer a triplet of engine options, including the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and finally, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine. Both the Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban ride on the GM T1 platform, and both SUVs are produced at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.