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New Chevrolet SUVs With More Street Cred

Starting this fall, buyers of a Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban looking for added elements of street cred and sportiness but want to retain that trademark Chevy durability and refinement will be able to opt for new Rally Sport Truck (RST) versions of the SUVs.

Inspired by tuner's cars, the new special editions have divested themselves of nearly all chrome elements; instead, the SUVs feature body-colour grille contour and door handles, a glossy black grille and rear-view mirror caps, as well as black roof rails, window trim and badging. Each will also feature exclusive 22" alloy wheels.

The RST editions also come with an optional Borla performance exhaust system, which boosts power supplied to the rear wheels by around 7-10 hp, as well as red-painted, 6-piston Brembo calipers and larger rotors for the front brakes.

The Chevrolet Tahoe goes further, proposing a new Performance package that starts with a 6.2L direct-injection V8 able to produce 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, and also includes a sportier Magnetic Ride Control suspension system and a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. All this allows for towing loads up to 3,800 kg (8,400 lbs) and for a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of under 6 seconds. Fans of the Suburban are out of luck, unfortunately – its RST version does not come with this available package.

It’s worth noting that the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe also comes in a Z71 Midnight Edition, and with distinctive LT and All-Seasons packages. Don’t miss our recent review of the Tahoe!