It seems like the new generation of GM’s full-size SUVs is coming in 2021. By then, the company will modesty update the current lineup. One of the previews we see on the 2020 Chevy Tahoe is the new hybrid system. Hints are saying it will be the mild-hybrid system with small improvements on the gas mileage. The similar configuration you can find on the Ram 1500 truck.
There are only a few changes applied to the 2020 Chevy Tahoe. The new SUV offers new finishes for wheels, and the company cut Pepperdust Metallic paint job. Besides that, the only updates you will find are no more available on two optional packages – All-Season for LS trim, and Signature for LT.
Nevertheless, the company will make another final update of the lineup with the hybrid drivetrain. Remaining options are the same as before and the diesel engine is possible for the new generation that starts in 2021. Until then, we will rely on a pair of V8 mills.
All Changes For Next Season
Here is the complete list of changes for the new model. While we expect a huge redesign, underpinned with the new platform and IRS system, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe drops one color and adds Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents and bright machined aluminum wheels with a Bright Silver finish for 22-inch wheels.
This is not the only cut the GM has done to the 2020 Chevy Tahoe. All-Season Package with 20-inch wheels, all-weather tires, floor, and cargo mats, max trailering feature and body-color side moldings is not available anymore for the LS trim level. Also, the LT model is dropping the Signature Package. This suite was adding bright side moldings, grille detains and chromed exhaust tips, step kit, and hooks.
2020 Chevy Tahoe Trim Levels
The rest of the SUV is unchanged. So, we will find the full-size model in three levels of equipment. The base version is LS. An 8-inch infotainment screen is at the center of the dashboard. This model comes with a three-row eight-seat layout. Three zones of climate controls are available. Drivers will find the rearview camera very useful. Outside, there are 18-inch wheels, LED DRLs, and projector-beam headlamps.
Upgrading your 2020 Chevy Tahoe to LS trim, you will get a new package of safety features. There, lane keeps assist and departure warning are available. Leather seats are there, as well as the heating for front buckets. A power liftgate is added, as well as the premium Bose audio system.
Top of the range version offers the most upgrades. First of all, there is a 6.2-liter engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. But, we will check the entire specs sheet later. Some of the features you might get with Premier model are rear cross-traffic alert and lane change alert with side blind zone alert for the safety package, 20-inch standard wheels, and magnetic ride control. Fog lamps are new as well as high-intensity discharge headlamps.
2020 Chevy Tahoe Specs
A couple of V8 engines are the same as before. The LS and LT models are using only a 5.3-l version with 355 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic gearbox is sending power to rear wheels. Also, Active Fuel Management is standard. A 6.2-liter V8 is an alternative, but only with the Premier trim level. In this case, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe will produce 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, Dynamic Fuel management is also available. The transmission is an all-new 10-speed gearbox.
The 2020 Chevy Tahoe will also combine a 5.3-liter drivetrain with an electric motor. However, don’t expect huge things from this mild-hybrid system. The drivetrain is going to improve the fuel economy probably by 1 mile per gallon. Currently, the SUV returns 18/17 mpg combined with AWD/RWD. All in all, this is going to be a huge step for the GM, the company that tries to catch up with rivals. Big investments are planned for the future and the Tahoe is going to be the first big rig with a hybrid drivetrain.
2021 Tahoe – New Generation
The minor update for the upcoming season is just the calm before the storm. The new model is in development and we could see spy photos showing a lot of changes. Actually, experts believed that new Tahoe is coming in 2020, but the GM delayed it for 2021. The SUV moves to the independent rear suspension and brings cosmetic updates of the exterior. Also, the new version of the MyLink infotainment system is on the way to complete the package.
Without big changes, the MSRP of the 2020 Chevy Tahoe stays put. The base version costs under $50,000. All-wheel drive adds more than $3,000. The LS model starts at $55k and the Premier costs $65,000. If you choose a 6.2-l engine, prepare $5k. Heavily loaded SUV will reach $80,000.