All-New Chevy Tahoe And Suburban To Debut Later This Month
When you think of movie cars, what springs to mind? James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5? Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds?
While those are two famous movie cars, they didn’t get their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Instead, that honor went to the Chevrolet Suburban.
Despite sounding like an odd choice, it makes perfect sense once you consider the Tahoe and Suburban have been featured in more than 1,750 films and 700 television shows since 1952. That’s probably more than most people would have thought, but the Tahoe and Suburban are often cast as the vehicle of choice for everyone from government officials to bad guys.
As a result, the Suburban is the first vehicle to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It honors the SUV’s 67-year career in film and television.
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In a statement, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe design manager Tim Kozub said “The popularity of Suburban and Tahoe in film was first inspired by the real-life roles they played in the military, in law enforcement and family trips around the world. Today, their role in Hollywood inspired the design of the all-new models, as we integrated the sense of capability, action, and importance associated with Suburban and Tahoe on screen.”
Speaking of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban, Chevrolet confirmed they will be unveiled later this month. The company didn’t say much about the redesigned SUVs, but they will be a departure from their predecessors as they will adopt an independent rear suspension which should improve ride quality.
Previous spy photos have also shown the models will have a prominent grille, large headlights and a familiar shape. We can also expect a higher quality interior with new switchgear and a modern infotainment system.
Engine options will likely be shared with the Silverado and this means we can expect a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque. There should also be a higher-end variant with a 6.2-liter V8 that develops 420 hp (313 kW / 426 PS) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque.