• Chevy Full-size SUVs add Premier Plus Special Editions

Chevy Full-size SUVs add Premier Plus Special Editions

Chevrolet has announced new Premier Plus special edition models of its Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs.

Avatar By: Wheels.ca August 24, 2018

Due to customer demand, Chevrolet is expanding the availability of the 6.2-litre V8 engine within its full-size SUV lineup by introducing the Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus special editions.

The 6.2-litre V8 was first made available in the Chevy full-size SUV lineup on the 2018 Tahoe RST 6.2-litre Performance Package. The engine recently debuted on the 2019 Suburban RST 6.2-litre Performance Package.

All Premier Plus edition Chevy full-size SUVs, as well as RST Premier models with the optional 6.2-litre Performance Package, also feature Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration and a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus editions feature a unique interior with heated and ventilated Black/Mahogany-colored leather-appointed front seats against a Jet Black trim surround.

Chevy Full-size SUVs add Premier Plus Special Editions

The Performance Package is available as an upgrade to the Tahoe and Suburban RST. Styling is based largely on trends in the aftermarket space – virtually all chrome trim has been eliminated for a sporty, street appearance. Customers can order the Performance Package on the Tahoe RST now, and on the Suburban RST in summer 2018.

This premium two-tone interior and 22-inch polished wheels make their first appearance in Chevy’s full-size SUV lineup with the Premier Plus special editions.

Other features include gold Chevrolet “bowtie” logos, chrome nameplate badging, a head-up display and eight-inch diagonal cluster, cross rails, chrome power steps and exhaust tip and a Chevrolet-branded cargo organizer.

Connectivity is provided by a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and the Premier Plus package includes a 12-month data plan.

The available 6.2-litre V8 is capable of 420 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque. The engine delivers three state-of-the-art technologies — direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing — to make the most of power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.

The 10-speed automatic transmission offers smaller steps between each ratio to maximize engine power under acceleration. With a wide 7.39 overall gear ratio spread and lower numerical top gear ratio, the transmission also reduces engine revolutions at highway speeds.

Magnetic Ride Control is an active suspension that “reads” the road every millisecond, triggering damping changes in the electronically controlled shock absorbers in as few as 10-15 milliseconds.

As a result, the suspension delivers improved body-motion control during cornering and a more comfortable ride while cruising.

Chevy Full-size SUVs add Premier Plus Special Editions

The 2019 Suburban RST Performance Package features a 420-hp, 6.2L V-8 engine, Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration, and a new Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed transmission. Available as an upgrade to the Suburban RST, customers can order the Performance Package in summer 2018.

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