"Will the 2015 GM full-size SUVs have a hybrid version?"
"Will the 2015 GM full-size SUVs have a hybrid version?"
"The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas," and two big stars — the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban — shone particularly bright last week, debuting at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Cars.com Editor-in-Chief Patrick Olsen got a look at the sleeker-styled full-size SUVs, slated to hit dealerships early next year, and checked out new goodies like the Suburban's cargo-expanding feature that drops both the second- and third-row seats at the push of a button. Check out the video for more.Related
General Motors says that "nearly one of two full-size SUVs sold in Texas is a Texas-built Chevy." It's no wonder then that the automaker chose the 2013 State Fair of Texas to showcase its new Arlington-built Tahoe.
The Tahoe enters its fifth generation with sportier styling and a more upscale interior. Check out the gallery of the redesigned SUV below. Click to enlarge; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.
GM seems to have gone out of its way to differentiate the long-awaited redesign of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (pictured above) from the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, on whose platform they're both based. Still, while sporty exterior styling updates to the 2015 incarnations of the full-size SUVs — the Suburban is now siring its 12th generation — are nearly comprehensive on panel-by-panel inspection, taken as a whole they also seem subtle at the same time, but you can be the judge of that.
Check out the gallery below.
Competes with: Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada
Looks like: A more aggressive, sporty, aerodynamic take on the current model
Drivetrain: 355-horsepower, Ecotec3 5.3-liter V-8; six-speed automatic transmission
Hits dealerships: Early 2014
The newly redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck is in dealerships, which means that GM can now turn its attention to introducing the related full-size sport-utility vehicles that are based on that truck, the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe (pictured above) and Suburban.
These have been a long time coming, with the last major refresh for the best-selling trucks occurring way back in 2007. This is now the 12th generation for the Suburban (fifth for the Tahoe), making the Suburban the longest-running nameplate in the auto industry at nearly 80 continuous years.
For 2015, both the Tahoe and Suburban (pictured below) get a thorough reworking inside and out. What applies to one also generally applies to the other — the only big difference between the two models is length, with the longer Suburban featuring more interior passenger and cargo space.
GM is voluntarily recalling just 10 model-year 2014 full-size SUVs due to a problem with the brakes that could affect stopping distances, according to the automaker.
The affected vehicles include four Chevrolet Suburbans and three Tahoes, as well as two GMC Yukons and one Yukon XL. The vehicles' rear brake caliper bolts may not be fully tightened, which could produce noise while driving and take longer to stop the vehicle. GM said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the problem.
The automaker began notifying owners Aug. 2, and dealers will correct the problem for free. Dealers will inspect the torque on both rear brake caliper bracket bolts; if the bolt is not properly tightened, two new bolts will be installed, GM stated. Chevrolet owners can call 866-694-6546, and GMC owners can call 866-996-9463. For more info, owners can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.Related
Million-dollar donations to Hurricane Sandy-relief efforts from high-wattage celebrities like Lady Gaga are guaranteed to make headlines, but automakers are also making major contributions to help those impacted by the storm. Many automakers have made contributions of as much as $1 million, started payment-relief programs and donated vehicles for use in disaster areas. That's in addition to varied discounts, cash-back bonuses and other programs aimed at helping storm victims replace damaged and destroyed cars.
For the scores of disaster victims facing with massive personal-property losses, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota are offering some leeway with regard to car payments.
GM’s Red Tag Sale has become a bit of a holiday tradition, usually starting in December. However, the abysmal economy has forced the company to roll out the sale a month early this year. Dealers are instructed to clearly place the price consumers will pay after incentives and other fees have been calculated and deducted on a big, red tag on each vehicle. (The tag’s price excludes factory-to-dealer incentives, as well as other stackable incentives like recent grad cash back, auto show bonus cash, and tax, title and registration fees.)
First up in our list of such incentives is Chevrolet. A variety of incentives (or, to be technical, the Red Tag Sale price) are available on 2008 and 2009 models. A full list is available on GM’s Red Tag Sale page. Even new models like the Chevy Traverse crossover are severely discounted. A selection of available Red Tag pricing deals are listed below, though they may vary depending on what region of the country you’re in:
Despite diminishing sales and favorability in the public’s eyes, General Motors was still committed to developing a future platform, or underpinning, for its full-size SUVs at a cost of nearly a billion dollars. But according to The New York Times, GM has now abandoned those efforts.
Code-named CXX, the platform would have underpinned vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, Avalanche and Suburban, and GMC Yukon. CXX would have been lighter and more fuel efficient than the existing platform, named GMT900. The GMT900s, which are on sale now, were introduced in 2006.
GM is recalling 850,000 vehicles because of problems with the windshield wiper fluid system that could lead to a fire. The recall involves SUVs that are equipped with a heated washer fluid system, which could short circuit and cause an electrical malfunction that could lead to a fire.
GM said the recall includes the 2008 Buick Enclave, 2006-2008 Buick Lucerne, 2006-2008 Cadillac DTS, 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT, 2007-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban, 2007-2008 GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL, 2006-2008 Hummer H2 and 2007-2008 Saturn Outlook.
Dealers will fix the problem free of charge, GM said. If you own one of these vehicles, contact your local dealer.
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