Image credits: © Chevrolet. GM Corp

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST


Tahoe RST available wîth 6.2L V-8, 10-speed automatic transmission and Magnetic Ride Control

DETROIT — Today, Chevy introduced a new special edition for the Tahoe and Suburban: the street-performance Rally Sport Truck, or RST. The Tahoe RST will also be available wîth a new Performance Package that includes a 420-hp, 6.2L V-8 engine; Magnetic Ride Control wîth performance calibration; and an all-new Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. (posted on

'Chevrolet has continually invested in Tahoe and Suburban, developing models wîth varying combinations of capability, technology and performance to meet the needs of different customers,' said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck Marketing director. 'The RST is designed for customers who want a street performance look without sacrificing capability or refinement, along wîth the option of increased performance as well.'

RST will be available on Tahoe and Suburban models in the fall of 2017. Inspired by aftermarket trends, virtually all chrome trim has been eliminated for a street performance appearance. Changes include body-color grille surround and door handles; gloss-black grille and mirror caps; black roof rails, window trim, badging and Chevy bowties. RST also includes exclusive 22-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone P285/45R 22 tires.

Available upgrades for Tahoe and Suburban RST include a Borla performance exhaust system that offers a 28 percent improvement in exhaust flow, for a 7-10-horsepower gain at the rear wheels. An available brake package features massive front red Brembo six-piston, fixed aluminum calipers wîth brake pads clamping on larger-than-stock 410 x 32mm (16.1 inch x 1.3 inch) Duralife rotors coupled wîth a 84 percent increase in brake pad area and a 42 percent increase in rotor area to increase system thermal capacity. Duralife™ rotors feature a hardened surface to reduce corrosion and provide quieter braking wîth less vibration.

Vital Stats
Engine : 6.2 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 420 hp
Torque: 460 ft-lbs

10-speed Automatic
The Tahoe RST will also be offered wîth an exclusive Performance Package that includes Magnetic Ride Control wîth performance calibration, 6.2L V-8 and the new 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. (posted on

This is the first time Tahoe will offer the 6.2L V-8, which delivers an estimated 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine features 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 6.2L V-8 will be paired wîth an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. (posted on With smaller steps between each ratio, the transmission maximizes engine power under acceleration. With a wide 7.39 overall gear ratio spread and lower numerical top gear ratio, the transmission also improves efficiency by reducing engine revolutions at highway speeds.

Based on preliminary estimates, the Tahoe RST Performance Package will offer a towing capacity of 8,400 pounds and the truck will be cable of 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 6 seconds. Full performance metrics will be announced closer to launch.

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 5 milliseconds. As a result, the suspension delivers both improved body-motion control during cornering and a more comfortable ride while cruising. The new performance calibration included in the Tahoe RST Performance Package increases body control for even higher levels of responsiveness and comfort.

'When you want to hustle, it is incredibly fast, wîth significantly higher levels of acceleration, braking and road-holding grip,' said Eric Stanczak, chief engineer for Chevrolet full-size trucks. 'When you want to relax, it is very refined, wîth exceptional ride comfort and interior quietness.'

Chevrolet has been the best-selling full-size SÚV brand for 42 years. Today, Tahoe and Suburban are the top two vehicles in the §egmènt. They also account for 49.3 percent of retail sales, or nearly one out of every two full-size SÚVs Americans bought in 2016. Tahoe and Suburban customers are also the most loyal owners in the §egmènt, wîth 79 percent of owners replacing their vehicle wîth another Tahoe or Suburban.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers wîth 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

Source - Chevrolet
Recent Vehicle Additions

11 Million Strong - 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Is 11 Millionth Vehicle Built At GM's Arlington Assembly

b ARLINGTON Texas b As a Summit White 2018 Tahoe RST rolls off the line General Motors Arlington Assembly plant marks the 11 millionth vehicle and more than 2 5 million full size Chevrolet utilities...

Jeff Gordon Drives Camaro ZL1 Pace Car At Daytona 500

I Trio of Chevy pace vehicles this weekend also includes Silverado Camaro SS I b DAYTONA Fla b Three time Daytona 500 winner and four time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ Jeff Gordon...


I All new Camaro makes European debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed I I GOODWOOD UK I To celebrate its return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed Chevrolet has shipped a surprise across the Atlantic...

First 2015 Corvette Z06s on Their Way to Customers

I Most capable model in Chevrolet s history now shipping from Bowling Green I b BOWLING GREEN Ky b Chevrolet is now shipping the all new 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe from Bowling Green Assembly...

2015 CORVETTE Z06 PRICED AT $78,995

American supercar delivers unprecedented performance technology br b DETROIT b The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the iconic car s 62 y...


Precisely crafted interior with more technology Emotional design evolution complemented by quieter cabin smoother performance and more efficient powertrain Higher levels of luxury with sophistic...

2018 Chevrolet Concepts

Chevrolet Monthly Sales Volume

February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
Additional Sales Volume Data

Chevrolet Models

© 1998-2018. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
© 1998-2018 Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.