Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:41:39 GMT — The "big boys" are back at GM: all new versions of their top selling Chevy Suburban and GMC Tahoes. They started production of the Suburban in Flint back in the 30's. They've come a long way from the "land yacht" of old. Some versions include an 8 inch color touch-screen radio and a duel-screen rear-seat entertainment system. And did I mention they're big? They were unvieled in New York City today. GM claims they are "the industryâ??s best-selling duo of full-size SUVs." According to a news release, "they offer improved aerodynamics which contribute to a quieter ride..and greater estimated highway fuel economy . Don't expect it to be spectacular. Official EPA estimates are not yet available.
More than 117,000 sold in 2012 and sales are up more than 16 percent for the first six months of 2013 over last year. Originally made in Flint, they were first introduced in 1935 The Suburban is the industryâ??s oldest continuously available nameplate, while Tahoe is the segmentâ??s sales leader.
New features include:
Fold-flat second- and third-row seats Approximately two inches greater legroom Touch screen radio Beefed up safety features Available rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats Keyless entry and push-button start. The new Tahoe and Suburban will be built at GMâ??s Arlington, Texas assembly plant. Both vehicles are scheduled to arrive in dealerships in the first quarter of next year.