Chevrolet and GMC have revealed all-new versions of their full-size SUVs — Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Yukon XL —expected to be in dealer showrooms early next year as 2015 models.
Thanks to a new family of advanced engines, the SUVs are expected to deliver the segment’s best V-8 fuel economy, according to the automaker.
Brian Goebel, a GM spokesman, says the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t determined the final mileage for the SUVs, but “we’re optimistic we’re going to have improved fuel economy.”
The vehicles have redesigned engines that are expected to produce better gas mileage due to variable valve timing, active fuel management, and direct injection, he adds.
The upcoming Tahoe and Suburban are designed to offer more safety features and a greater range of advanced technologies, while the Yukon, Yukon XL, and flagship Yukon Denali models will have more power, new fold-flat rear seats, and a quieter interior.
Chevrolet and GMC together are responsible for three of every four SUVS sold, giving it a 74-percent market share through August.