2018 Chevy Tahoe: light cosmetic update

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The latest generation made its debut in 2015 and is one of the most popular SUVs in the United States. It is produced in 6 factories, including China and South Korea. In the technical part, Tahoe is a complete double of GMC Yukon.
The model receives minor changes each year, which relate to trim levels and colors. It is most likely that the 2018 Chevy Tahoe will also receive only minor changes or remains generally unchanged since 2017. However, there is gearbox update expected.

2018 Chevy Tahoe release date

The release date of the updated SUV from Chevrolet will be held not earlier than the end of 2017. The first update will receive a North American version. The European and Asian versions will get an update at the beginning of 2018.

Release date: late 2017

2018 Chevy Tahoe price

The pricing for Tahoe will remain the same, and will be about $50,000 for the basic package. For the price and consumer properties, it will directly compete with the Expedition model from Ford.

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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe interior

Interior did not undergo any changes, except for the new seat upholstery variants. The most significant changes will occur in the change of trim levels. Thus, even in 2017, the designation of the top-trim level will be changed. Instead of LTZ, it will be called Premier. So, it gets more “personalized” name as the top version of the GMC SUVs. Version badges (LT, SLT) is likely to be removed from the body.

The model will be available as a 5-seater and 7-seater versions.

Look at the 2018 Buick Enclave new interior design

2018 Chevy Tahoe redesign

What year did the tahoe change body style? Actually, no one knows. Despite the fact that it’s more than a year before the debut of the updated SUV from Chevrolet, it is highly unlikely that the car will get a completely new design. Most likely the changes will be limited to a slight stylistic update of the front and rear bumpers, as well as headlights. And it does not hurt – the current version front bumper of the Tahoe too empty.

We won’t expect any 2018 Chevy Tahoe concept cars, because GM is actually don’t have any plans for drastic changes of Tahoe.

2018 Chevy Tahoe 2 door

Despite recent rumors, GM is not planning to add new 2-door body for a Tahoe. Such version has been producing from 1992 to 1999, and then there was not any short versions of the SUV. Don’t expect the same for the 2018 model year Tahoe, because such market niche is too narrow.

2018 Tahoe LTZ

LTZ is one of the most popular trim level for the Tahoe. It has almost all features needed for a possible buyer. The 2018 model year car is likely to keep all features of the current Tahoe, but since 2017 model year such trim level is renamed to Premier. As for equipment, there are power seats, 20-inch wheels, air suspension, keyless entry, lane departure with blind zone monitoring, and many more.

2018 Chevy Tahoe Z71

Z71 is the designation for special edition vehicles from Chevrolet. Namely, Silverado and Colorado has such modifications. Tahoe doesn’t have one in the current model line. We don’t expect Tahoe Z71 for 2018 model year as well.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe specs

Chevrolet Tahoe continues to be offered with only one engine EcoTec3 displacement of 5.3L and V8 configuration. Power might be slightly increased, within the 15-20 horsepower. Like the larger Escalade, 2018 Chevy Tahoe will get a new transmission.

Also read about the upcoming 2017 Chevy Equinox

Most likely, it will be an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is used for GMC models. Or – more exotic – might get a 9 or 10-speed automatic gearbox. Drive layout will remain the same – rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

This decision will help to significantly reduce fuel consumption – up to 17-18 mpg in city, instead of 16 mpg rating for 2015 model.

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Tahoe keeps the classic recipe of American SUV - frame body, massive V8 and brutal design even for 2018 model year.

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