GM unveils new line of SUVs for Chevy, GMC

(WXYZ) - Unveiled in New York City Thursday, is a redesigned line of SUVs from General Motors.

GM is taking a bold new step forward despite its already established SUV family of vehicles. Chevy and GM combined already command 74-percent of the spot utility market, but the company hopes the 2015 re-designs and engine upgrades will continue to pad the bottom line for the brand.

The 2015 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and flag-ship Yukon Denali sport newly re-designed front grilles and head lamps. The GMC line of SUVs features a greater range of advanced technologies with MyLink and fuel economy with an all new EcoTec3 V-8 engine.  

GM reports both the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban will deliver more power, more room and a quieter interior. The suburban, in its 80th year of production, is Chevrolet's oldest continuously available nameplate, and for 2015 the model offers interior and exterior upgrades.

"This vehicle is completely redesigned in and out," says Maria Rohrer of Chevy Trucks Marketing. "It appeals to the customer that has a huge amount of towing needs."

Also redesigned is the segment's sales leader, the 2015 Chevy Tahoe. It's more aerodynamic, giving it greater fuel economy, although the EPA estimates are not yet available.

Here's the preliminary specs on the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban as provided by GM:

Overview

Models:

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

Construction:

body on frame

Manufacturing location:

Arlington , Texas


Powertrains

 

EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (L83)

Fuel delivery:

direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): estimated

355 / 250 @ 5600

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): estimated

383 / 519 @ 4100

Estimated fuel economy:

TBD

Transmission:

Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto.

Final drive ratio:

3.42


Chassis / Suspension & Brakes

Front:

independent coil-over-shock; twin-tube shock absorbers

Rear:

solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers

Steering type:

electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Brakes:

power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS, with Duralife™ rotors; vented front and rear rotors

Wheel size & type / tire size:

18 x 8.5-in. aluminum / P265/65R18
20 x 9.0-in. aluminum / P275/55R20
22 x 9.5-in. aluminum / P285/45R22


Exterior

 

Tahoe

Suburban

Wheelbase (in / mm):

116 / 2946

130 / 3302

Overall length (in / mm):

204 / 5181

224.4 / 5699

Overall width (in / mm):

80.5 / 2044

80.5 / 2044

Overall height (in / mm)

74.4 / 1889

74.4 / 1889


Interior

 

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Headroom (in / mm):

Tahoe: 42.8 / 1087 Suburban: 42.8 / 1087

Tahoe: 38.7 / 983 Suburban: 39.1 / 993

Tahoe: 38.1 / 967 Suburban: 38.5 / 978

Legroom (in / mm):

Tahoe: 45.3 / 1150 Suburban: 45.3 / 1150

Tahoe: 39 / 990 Suburban: 39.7 / 1008

Tahoe: 24.8 / 630 Suburban: 34.5 / 876

Max cargo room – seats folded (cu ft / L):

Tahoe: 94.7 / 2681 Suburban: 121.1 / 3429

Tahoe: 51.7 / 1464 Suburban: 76.4 / 2163

Tahoe: 15.3 / 433 Suburban: 38.8 / 1098


Capacities

 

Tahoe

Suburban

Curb weight (lb / kg):

5349 / 2426 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5585 / 2533 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels)

5576 / 2529 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5815 / 2637 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels)

Max trailer towing (lb / kg):

8500 / 3855 (2WD)
8300 / 3765 (4WD)

8300 / 3765 (2WD)
8000 / 3628 (4WD)

Note: Information shown is current

And the preliminary specs on the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Yukon Denali as provided by GM:

 

Overview

Models:

GMC Yukon, Yukon XL; Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali

Construction:

body on frame

Manufacturing location:

Arlington , Texas


Powertrains

 

EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (L83)

EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L86)

Fuel delivery:

direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management

direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

355 / 250 @ 5600 (est.)

420 / 313 @ 5600 (est.)

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

383 / 519 @ 4100 (est.)

450 / 610 @ 4100 (est.)

Estimated fuel economy:

TBD

TBD

Transmission:

Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto.

Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto.

Final drive ratio:

3.42

3.42


Chassis / Suspension & Brakes

Front:

independent coil-over-shock; twin-tube shock absorbers

Rear:

solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers

Steering type:

electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Brakes:

power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS, with Duralife™ rotors; vented front and rear rotors

Wheel size & type / tire size:

18 x 8.5-in. aluminum / P265/65R18
20 x 9.0-in. aluminum / P275/55R20
22 x 9.5-in. aluminum / P285/45R22


Exterior

 

Yukon / Yukon Denali

Yukon XL / Yukon Denali XL

Wheelbase (in / mm):

116 / 2946

130 / 3302

Overall length (in / mm):

203.9 / 5179

224.3 / 5697

Overall width (in / mm):

80.5 / 2044

80.5 / 2044

Overall height (in / mm)

74.4 / 1889

74.4 / 1889


Interior

 

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Headroom (in / mm):

Yukon : 42.8 / 1087
Yukon XL: 42.8 / 1087

Yukon : 38.7 / 983 Yukon XL: 39.1 / 993

Yukon : 38.1 / 967 Yukon XL: 38.5 / 978

Legroom (in / mm):

Yukon : 45.3 / 1150 Yukon XL: 45.3 / 1150

Yukon : 39 / 990 Yukon XL: 39.7 / 1008

Yukon : 24.8 / 630 Yukon XL: 34.5 / 876

Max cargo room – seats folded (cu ft / L):

Yukon : 94.7 / 2681 Yukon XL: 121.1 / 3429

Yukon : 51.7 / 1464 Yukon XL: 76.4 / 2163

Yukon : 15.3 / 433 Yukon XL: 38.8 / 1098


Capacities

 

Yukon / Yukon Denali

Yukon XL / Yukon XL Denali

Curb weight (lb / kg):

5349 / 2426 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5585 / 2533 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5496 / 2493 ( Denali 2WD)
5746 / 2606 ( Denali AWD)

5576 / 2529 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5815 / 2637 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5717 / 2593 ( Denali 2WD)
5981 / 2713 ( Denali AWD)

Max trailer towing (lb / kg):

8500 / 3855 (2WD)
8300 / 3765 (4WD)
8300 / 3765 ( Denali 2WD)
8100 / 3674 ( Denali AWD)

8300 / 3765 (2WD)
8000 / 3628 (4WD)
8000 / 3628 (Denali 2WD)
7800 / 3538 (Denali AWD)

 

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