That said, let’s look at the new kit RST (Rally Sport Truck) which will be equipped on the 2018 Tahoe and Suburban versions. Of course, we have huge wheels and black elements, but this RST variant also benefits from several other interesting features.
Chevy is preparing an optional performance package for the new Tahoe RST, which includes a new General Motors V8 engine with a displacement of 6.2 liters. The engine that produces no less than 420 horsepower is backed by a new box with automatic transmission 10-speed Hydra-Matic 10L80, which seems enough for the model to reach 96 km/h (60 mph) in just 5.7 seconds.
This is the first model equipped with the new Tahoe 6.2-liter V8 engine. The engine is equipped with the latest technology, including direct injection, active fuel management, or continuously variable valve timing, all helping to increase power and efficiency never seen before in this range.
The Performance Package also includes Magnetic Ride Control suspension with high finesse calibration, which means Tahoe will be easy to handle in almost any conditions. It also may tow more than 2,100 kg.
Does that seem enough for the average Joe? Well, that’s not what Chevy thinks, so the added to the performance package six piston painted in red, Brembo fixed brake calipers made of aluminum (which acts on some 40 cm Duralife rotors), and the Borla exhaust system (which they says adds 10 horsepower to the car’s overall power). It should be noted that the Duralife rotors have been designed to resist corrosion and to get rid of noise and vibration when braking.
However, we have bad news for those who like the Suburban: Chevy will not equip this model with performance package. Sure, you’ll have the same brakes and the same exhaust system, but that’s about where the performance ends.
Regardless of the car, the 22-inch wheels (fitted with Bridgestone tires, P285 / 45R), grid color, a dark color logo, and many other things, will come fitted as standard.
Chevrolet has more than 40 years of owing some of the best-selling SUVs. At this point, Tahoe and Suburban versions are market leaders in the segment, with about 49.3 percent of sales. It is noteworthy also that the owners of these models are also very loyal, over 79 percent of them replacing an old version with a newer one of the same model.
“Chevrolet has continually invested in Tahoe and Suburban, developing models with varying combinations of capability, technology and performance to meet the needs of different customers,” declared Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck Marketing director. “The RST is designed for customers who want a street performance look without sacrificing capability or refinement, along with the option of increased performance as well.”
More data on these two RST versions will be reveled later this year, at which time we hope to have official prices too.