Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2015 Tahoe and Suburban
Middle East’s popular full-size SUVs becomes more functional, efficient and safer
Chevrolet introduces the all-new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban, one of region’s most popular full-size SUVs, to the Middle East. Since the Chevrolet Suburban Carryall founded the SUV segment in 1935, the brand has been known for designing, engineering and building great SUVs.
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban offer more functionality, greater refinement, new safety features and an increased range of advanced technologies with the same capability that has made Chevrolet the go-to brand for full-size SUVs.
The all-new versions of Chevrolet full-size SUVs are more efficient than ever, thanks to a range of vehicle-wide enhancements that include more aerodynamic designs and a new, direct-injected EcoTec3 5.3L engine. Improved aerodynamics also contributes to a quieter interior.
New functionality and technology features found on both vehicles for 2015 include:
- Available power fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience
- Approximately two inches greater legroom for second-row passengers, along with easier entry/exit
- Available eight-inch color touch screen radio with next-generation MyLink connectivity
- Up to six USB ports and six power outlets – including a 230-volt three-prong outlet – to support electronic devices of all kinds (up to 12 charging locations)
- Available Keyless entry and push-button start
- Available Magnetic Ride Control
- Advanced crash avoidance and driver assistance technologies
- Available rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens (Suburban only) and Blu-ray DVD player
Both vehicles offer great cargo room, with Suburban delivering up to 3,429 liters behind the front seats and Tahoe delivering a maximum of 2,681 liters.
The all-new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are available in three trim levels – LS, LT and LTZ, with a choice of 2WD and 4WD.
360 degrees of safety
Tahoe and Suburban incorporate new technologies – including radar – that contributes to 360 degrees of crash avoidance and occupant protection. Standard and available features include forward collision alert, front park assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat is available and offers directional vibrations to alert the driver about potential crash threats.
Both vehicles also offer up to 7 airbags including the segment’s only front-seat center air bag (bucket-seat models), which is engineered to provide additional protection for drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes, where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle.
Chevrolet’s full-size SUVs have also been designed with greater security features to thwart theft attempts, including available window break in or glass-break, vertical-movement and interior movement sensors. Along with triggering the vehicles’ alarm systems, some of the features shut down key control systems to make it almost impossible to start or move them.
The exterior designs of the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are more refined and precisely sculpted. Not a single exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element is shared with Chevrolet’s full-size pick-ups.
“The designs of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban reflect their greater functionality, technology and refinement, forging a new presence for Chevrolet SUVs that’s conveyed with unmistakable brand heritage,” said Ken Parkinson, executive director of design.
All-new styling not only advances the Tahoe and Suburban’s design, but contributes to a quieter ride. New inlaid doors fit into the body side openings instead of over the top of the body, significantly improving the quietness of the interior cabin and contributing to improved aerodynamics – an attribute that helps the vehicles slip through the air on the highway with less drag for greater efficiency. Lightweight aluminum hood and lift gate panels also enhance efficiency through reduced overall mass.
Projector-beam headlamps flank the Chevrolet-signature dual-port grille – chrome on all models – and sweep into the front fenders. High-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lamps are included on the up level LTZ model.
Inside, premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the Tahoe and Suburban’s blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function. A new instrument panel houses an available eight-inch color touch screen for MyLink infotainment system. There is a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen. The compartmentalized center console is large enough to store a laptop or iPad.
Next Generation MyLink
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban’s next-generation MyLink gives customers the best of both worlds when it comes to infotainment. It provides easy, intuitive operation of basic functions, yet it is also highly customizable and capable of linking up to 10 devices such as smartphones, SD cards and MP3 players, giving customers and their families more ways of staying connected.
Enhanced connectivity and convenience includes a new Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.), which reads incoming texts through the vehicle’s speakers, and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users to enhance connectivity and convenience. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity, to help keep phones in pockets and hands on the wheel.
First-class comfort, unmatched capability and rewarding driving experience
The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are engineered to deliver the customer a quieter, more-controlled ride and improved steering and braking feel. It all starts on a stronger, fully boxed, perimeter frame, which supports payload and trailering capability that body-frame-integral crossovers and SUVs can’t match. The all-new Tahoe and Suburban will offer today’s customers the capability of a truck and the amenities of a luxury vehicle.
The driving experience of the new SUVs is further enhanced with:
- A stronger frame and a wider rear track that contributes to a more planted stance
- LTZ models include third-generation magnetic ride control, a real-time damping system that delivers more precise body motion control by “reading” the road every millisecond and changing damping in just five milliseconds.
- Eighteen-inch standard wheels that are a half-inch wider, reducing tire flex for improved cornering performance. Twenty- and 22-inch wheels are available.
- New, electric variable-assist power steering system enhances fuel economy and tailors steering assist to vehicle speed.
- New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife™ brake rotors that offer up to double the service life, along with brake pedal revisions that improve pedal feel for stronger-feeling, more-confident braking performance.
Tahoe and Suburban’s standard 5.3L V-8 feature state-of-the-art technologies, including direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system, designed to make the most of power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.
Improved engine mounts, electronic throttle control, adaptive exhaust systems, improved aerodynamics and other technologies help the engines operate in four-cylinder mode more often with Active Fuel Management, further increasing efficiency.
The engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, featuring TapShift control, Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking.
Chevrolet Care: New levels of aftersales service
All customers of the 2015 Tahoe will receive a new level of customer experience courtesy of Chevrolet Care, which ensures hassle-free service and the lowest maintenance cost. Chevrolet Care provides competitive service pricing and cost transparency; booking service with same-day delivery; quality service by certified technicians; regional 24x7 roadside assistance; and a regional 3-year/100,000-km warranty. Chevrolet’s scheduled maintenance interval is once every 10,000 km versus once every 5,000 km for most of its competitors.