CHEVROLET ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EDITION SUVS
• Tahoe and Suburban are the latest Chevrolet vehicles to receive the Midnight Edition treatment for 2017DETROIT
– Chevrolet announced that it is expanding its popular specialty models to include Midnight Editions of its segment-defining Tahoe and Suburban full-size SÚVs.
With years of heritage to build on, Chevrolet continues to forge ahead in sales and share with these two storied full-size SÚV entries. Tahoe retail sales are currently up 18 percent compared to 2015, while Suburban sales are up 30 percent compared to 2015. Market share for Suburban and Tahoe has risen a combined 3.6 percent this year, and Chevrolet continues to lead the segment.*
Together, these two vehicles represent about 50 percent of all full-size SÚVs sold in the Ú.S.The News
The Suburban and Tahoe join the Silverado, Colorado, Equinox and Trax as part of the growing portfolio of Chevrolet Midnight Edition vehicles, among the fastest-selling of Chevrolet's special editions.
These two iconic vehicles were natural candidates for the special edition treatment due to their lineage and importance to the Chevrolet brand – Tahoe is the best-selling full-size SÚV in America and Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history since the vehicle's inception in 1935.
The Midnight Edition Suburban and Tahoe full-size SÚVs are offered in two distinct variants, the Z71 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package. All Midnight Edition vehicles are finished exclusively in black.
The Z71 Midnight includes all of the features found on the Z71 Package including off-road tuned suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, off-road tubular assist steps, fog lamps, tow hooks, sill plates, 3.42 axle, 2-speed transfer case, floor mats, hill descent control, high capacity air cleaner, Z71 badging and more. The Midnight Edition adds 18' black-painted Z71 wheels, roof rack cross rails, black grille insert, and black Chevrolet 'bow tie' logos. The Z71 Midnight Tahoe also comes equipped with aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires.
The LT Midnight includes all of the features found on both the LT trim levels of Suburban and Tahoe and adds 20' black wheels, all-season tires, roof rack cross rails, black assist steps and black Chevrolet 'bow tie' logos.Quotable
'Our SÚV customers have shown a considerable appetite for specialty vehicles,' said Mike Weidman, marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. 'The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SÚVs.'On Sale
Late 2016About the Suburban
The 2017 Suburban features a standard Teen Driver feature that encourages safe driving habits for teens as well as enabling parents to view the vehicle's maximum speed, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were engaged during a drive.
In-vehicle shopping apps are added via Chevrolet MyLink, new front active aero shutters enhance aerodynamics on the highway, and new available features include Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking and rear seat entertainment upgrades such as an HDMI/MHL connector, an additional ÚSB port, digital headphones and device projection as well as a new video voiceover feature for the hearing impaired.About the Tahoe
The 2017 Tahoe has been updated with a standard Teen Driver feature that encourages safe driving habits for teens as well as enabling parents to view the vehicle's maximum speed, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were engaged during a drive. Front active aero shutters enhance aerodynamics on the highway and Chevrolet MyLink adds in-vehicle shopping apps and Rear Seat Reminder Customization. New available features include Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.Source - Chevrolet