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While we hold the breath in anticipation of what the next generation of Chevrolet lineup may hold for prospective shoppers, the Tahoe is one mean machine about getting meaner next year. The upgrade was originally planned for 2019, but with the recent setbacks for GM profits forcing a shutdown of production of many popular cars in 2020, the rehaul was rescheduled for 2021. According to GM Authority, we can expect quite a bit of improvement for the fourth generation of Chevrolet Tahoe. If the rumors stand out to be true, the new Tahoe may be the best version ever.
A new body, with new rules
The next iteration of the Chevrolet Tahoe will be based on the new T1 truck platform. It will share this chassis design with the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade. The layout will allow for an independent rear suspension that will optimize the ride and handling immensely from the current version. The rear axle will save quite a bit in terms of space as well, so the third row is able to offer more passenger and cargo volume. Down the line, we can also expect an 8 or 10-speed automatic transmission to be part of the specs list.
Cabin fever no more
Chevrolet is not leaving the comfort and convenience of the occupants out in the wind, either. The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is set to receive the 3rd generation Chevrolet Infotainment System. It is the most intuitive system to be equipped on any American SUV yet. Though the specifications are still unconfirmed, we assume it will support both touch and gesture control. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is not out of the question, neither is the ability to store your phone’s data on the cloud. The interior will receive an update, too. You can finally go for high-end materials like Nappa leather for the upholstery.
Enough to impress, or rival stress?
Regardless of the upgrade, there are quite a few full-size SUVs that give the Tahoe some serious competition. Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Land Cruiser, all are also receiving several upgrades next year. Ford is working to revamp its aged powertrains while the Japanese are focused more on the technological aspects of the car. The exterior is also a considerable ground. Spy shots reveal that the 2021 Tahoe will pretty much look the same, whereas the Ford Expedition will have a more aggressive demeanor from the outside. With so many pieces on the board, it will be interesting to see which one will win this royal rumble.
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