Whoever follows the news from the automotive market, can’t miss updates about the 2021 Chevy Tahoe. Most fans and enthusiasts believed that the new generation is coming as 2020 MY. However, both Tahoe and Suburban are a bit late. The first test mules were spotted two years ago. But, new details are still leaking. Here is what we know so far about the next-gen full-size SUV.
2021 Chevy Tahoe Is Getting the IRS
This was one of the first things we spotted on test mules. Independent rear suspension is going to make the 2021 Chevy Tahoe more competitive to the Ford Expedition, especially in the off-road segment. Well, it will also depend on the engine range, which could also see the update.
Besides the mechanical changes, the new Tahoe is going to introduce the new look. Every time we saw the SUV, it was heavily camouflaged. Still, enthusiasts caught a few interesting details on the front fascia. The new grille and headlights will be inspired by the new Silverado. We expect more changes inside the vehicle, but test mules are showing the cabin far from production-ready.
Of course, there are a lot of other stories about the 2021 Chevy Tahoe which are not so likely to happen. We believe the company will keep 5.3 and 6.2 engines as the base offer. However, we still have no answer if the SUV is getting a diesel unit. A 3.0-liter V6 could perfectly fit with the new IRS system. However, GM has the last word.
Other speculations include a hybrid unit, which is unlikely to happen. General Motors is missing this kind of engine in smaller segments, while its rivals have already electrified compact and mid-size classes. It is more likely to see the performance-oriented model, with a twin-turbo V8 unit borrowed from Cadillac. Premium Escalade SUV could also get it.
Finally, there are rumors about the two-door version. This old-school look is also unlikely to happen. On the other hand, what if the new Ford Bronco brings a two-door version? Tahoe would be ready for that.
Read more rumors about the 2021 Tahoe at Motor Trend.