Until this week there were only rumors and speculations about the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe. Every single rumor didn’t have anything to do with changes, and everything was almost the same. That is partially correct, and no one knew anything about the strategy, Chevy is taking for the future.
There was a very important reveal in which, Chevy officials represented the strategy for the next couple of years, for every single model. One of those strategies is the development of special vehicles for every model. Those are “customized versions” of the existing models, just like you would imagine from the aftermarket. And since, Chevrolet has a long tradition of inter-government cooperation and the actual built of the special vehicles for the Police, Firefighters, Secret Service and Hollywood industry, that will only take a part of their time, and bring a lot of money and, what is the most important, new customers.
The newest changes are:
- Various exterior details
The name of the special Tahoe will be the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe RST, and it will be the fastest Tahoe to the date.
2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Doesn’t Have an Official Release Date
It is true, no official has said the exact 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe release date. We are assuming that it is going to launch sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The carryover version will most probably remain in the current price range which is between $48,500 and $75,500. The RST version doesn’t have any numbers surrounding it, and we will update you as soon as we have something official.
Lots of Updates on The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Exterior
The modified version of the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior will lose the most of its chrome details whish are going to be replaced by the body color parts. Side skirts, side mirrors, and company insignia are going to be black, but everything else, including the grille frame and headlights brows, are going to be changed to the color of the body. The additional touch of performance are the custom 22” five spoke alloy wheels with Bridgestone 285/45 sports tires.
The version that is going to be so special is called the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe RST (Rally Sports Truck), and the name itself is a signal for certain changes. It will be sold as a performance package and it will be designed to indulge the needs of a variety of customers, and everything according to the results of their research. Younger, wealthier, educated people are the targeted group for this vehicle, so it is natural to make it look and feel like this. This performance package is practically made for people who would like the upgradable performance under the hood without sacrificing the reliability and capability of this vehicle.
As far as the colors are considered, the RST was presented in white, but it will be offered in silver, black and tungsten.
Wheels and Brakes
Along with the 22” alloys with sports tires, the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe will have some pretty powerful brakes from Brembo. The large six-piston aluminum calipers on the front are clamped down on 16.1” Duralife rotors… so yeah, it looks, feels, and rides like a performance vehicle. Just wait to see the engine performance.
Nothing New in The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Interior
We will all get the thing we have already been used to in the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe interior. Three zone climate control, second-row captain chairs and the third row. Leather seats with ventilation and heating. Driver seat will again be the 10-way power seat with leather wrapped steering wheel, teen driver monitoring system, lots of power outlets (USB and Regular) with the central wireless charging station for a phone. Six speaker Bose sound system a multifunctional steering wheel to control that “moving living room”.
You Can Also Control All The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Safety Features
The overall rating of the Chevrolet Tahoe Safety is graded with four stars. It has all the latest safety features like low-speed auto emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, backup camera and the head up display…
Totally New 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine?
The basic model of 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe engine is not going to change so we expect the 5.3 liter V8 with 355 hp and 383-pound feet of torque. The main offer for transmission is going to be the six-speed automatic but you will be able to upgrade to the new ten speed automatic. The price of the new transmission and whether or not it will be the main (default) offer, are not yet known.
The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe RST engine is going to be the new 6.2 liter V8 which is the Tahoe exclusive. It has 420hp and 624 Nm of pulling power. Transmission is going to be the new 10-speed automatic which will enable the new Tahoe to go from 0-60 in less than 6 seconds. It is not official but it has been mentioned as the current official data since it was only measured for the “great reveal” last week.
Rest of the technical data suggested the new Magnetic Ride Control as a standard equipment, which will directly give you the better handling and the improved ride quality because of the active suspension system. How that all works are beyond my knowledge, and in the end, what only matters are the final product, so don’t worry as long as you have enough money.
The actual reveal of the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe RST performance package will be during the special event in Detroit on April, 2018. It is announced as the fastest Tahoe ever made, with the specially made engine, transmission, optional Borla performance exhaust system, optional brakes, improved handling and acceleration and sportier look.
This means that we are going to get a totally new package with new better exterior and better engine specs. Practically, we can see that as a serious update to the current model and not just as a special model. We can only hope that prices are not going to go sky high, which is definitely going to throw some people away from the model in spite of its revised look.