2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Spotted: Redesign Brings Independent Rear Suspension and Cuts Weight

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Here are the very first spy shots of the fully redesigned Chevy Tahoe. The full-size SUV is completely wrapped around, so it’s pretty hard to anticipate what’s happening beneath. Still, it appears that the automaker has pretty good plans for the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe as the new vehicle gets an independent rear suspension for the first time.

By switching from the existing solid axle to the independent, the 2020 Tahoe will significantly improve its driving comfort. The improvement will be the most effective in the second and third row of seating as the automaker gets the chance to low-down the floor and thus to enlarge the room. The significant change will most likely have a positive influence on SUV’s cargo volume, as well.

There is one quite weird thing regarding the prototype. You’ve probably noticed that the testing model hosts a quad exhaust? Well, we are not so sure whether the feature is going to be common in the future, but it looks nice without any doubt.

The automaker will make several changes under the hood of the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe. The full-size SUV is going to get brand’s new 2.7-liter four-cylinder turbocharged mill that delivers 310 horsepower. Some reports indicate that there is a big possibility of the diesel Tahoe as the automaker can easily slip in Silverado’s 3.0-liter inline six turbodiesel, but we are not so sure about that.

On the other hand, GM’s updated 6.2L V-8 engine will be the topping option. The V-8 unit is going to use the Dynamic Fuel Management system that manages a number of active cylinders and thus saves fuel. This engine will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission only. Of course, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe will be offered with the familiar 5.3-liter V-8. The option, however, comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new-generation Tahoe is going to ride on a new architecture. The full-size SUV will borrow the T1XX underpinnings from the Silverado and thus will cut at least 400 pounds of weight thanks to extensive use of high-strength steel in the body structure and due to aluminum doors, hood, and liftgate.

Since it’s practically impossible to see what’s beneath the camouflage, we will not speculate about the new design until we catch some prototype with fewer coverings, so stay tuned for updates.

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