Chevrolet Announces the Z71 and Texas Edition for Suburban and Tahoe
New Packages Announced at the State Fair of Texas
Chevrolet announced two new versions of its popular Tahoe and Suburban SUVs at the Texas State Fair today, the Z71 and the Texas Edition.
Already confirmed last month, the Z71 will add more off-road capability to the SUVs, with a front skid plate, off-road tires mounted on 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, and tow hooks helping the fullsizers avoid damage and keep on truckin’ when the going gets rough.
The Z71 package will be available on 2015 Tahoe and Suburban LT models equipped with four-wheel drive. Production starts in October, and not a moment too soon, as the Z71 package accounted for 10 percent of 2013 Tahoe and Suburban sales.
In a nod to the place that buys the most fullsize body-on-frame Chevy SUVs than any other state in the Union, Chevrolet also announced the return of the Texas Edition, which will be an available $2,195 option on the LT trim and a $1,095 option on the LTZ trim. The Texas Edition adds special wheels (20-inchers on the LT, 22 on the LTZ), unique badging, a longer SiriusXM satellite radio subscription, and the brand’s Max Trailering package. The higher price of the package for the LT trim is justified by the addition of navigation radio, which is already standard on the LTZ.
Not only does Texas buy the Tahoe and Suburban in spades, but the state builds ‘em as well. The Arlington Assembly Plant, which employs over 4,500 people, has been manufacturing the SUVs since 2000.
Source: General Motors