Chevrolet has responded to strong demand among GM buyers to offer its 6.2L V8 engine on a wider range of its models. The company is creating two new special editions, the Tahoe Premier Plus and the Suburban Premier Plus.
That V8 was introduced last year in the RST version of the Tahoe, and Chevrolet repeated the move with the RST edition of the Suburban. These RST variants are mainly performance-focused models.
Adding two luxury-oriented trims gives consumers the option of choosing the engine AND a higher level of equipment, simultaneously. According to GM, 36% of the full-size SUVs that Chevrolet sells are fitted with the 6.2L V8; obviously it expects that percentage to rise even further with the two new offerings.
The Tahoe and Suburban’s Premier Plus editions feature exclusive interiors with heated and ventilated seating in two-tone leather (black and mahogany). The rest of environment is in black motif. Also new for Chevrolet with these models are the 22-inch wheels.
Other equipment of note includes the head-up display, a Chevrolet innovation for better organization of the rear cargo space, 4G LE WiFi, a footboard and chrome exhaust tips.
As for that 6.2L V8, it produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, and is twinned with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also brings with it GM’s Magnetic Ride Control air suspension system, a little marvel that helps civilize the drive these mastodons offer.
For the moment, the information GM has provided regarding the models and their pricing concerns the U.S, models only. We expect to hear more about their Canadian cousins in the near-future.