The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and its mechanical twins the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban will take the full-size SUV world by storm when they arrive in early Spring 2014. Hot on the heels of the comprehensively updated Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, the large, hulking SUVs will be re-engineered for better comfort, an improved ride, vastly improved connectivity, and outstanding on and off-road capability.
Even as Toyota, Nissan and Ford show reluctance to sink resources into what has become a small niche market-that of rugged body-on-frame SUVs-GM soldiers on with a total redesign. Benefiting from the same new Ecotec V8 engines found in the Silverado, the Tahoe will likely now be available with an efficient yet still capable V6 engine option as well.
The V6 in particular is expected to be rated at in excess of 25 highway mpg by the EPA, no small feat for a vehicle that can take the kids to school in king-like comfort then easily double as a weekend warrior.
Look for freshly updated OnStar and MyLink infotainment and telematics systems for emergency response, on-demand turn-by-turn driving directions sent to your vehicle's touchscreen infotainment system, and all the fun and audio sourcing options you crave.
Chevrolet will also now add a dedicated high-speed internet connection compatible with smartphones, tablets and laptops. And to prove that there are still family vehicles with truck-like capability, GM will wisely throw in a hyper-connected rear seat entertainment system to keep the kids at ease with movies and gaming.
Pricing is expected to start at around $41,000 for the Tahoe, $43,000 for the Yukon and $46,000 for the Suburban when the new vehicles go on sale in March or April of next year. Our advice? If you’re in the market for a large SUV, you might want to hunker down and wait things out, because the all-new 2015’s look like big improvements over the 2014 models they’re set to replace.