2020 Chevy Tahoe: Independent Rear Suspension, Quad Exhausts, and Door-Mounted Mirrors

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New spy images of the upcoming 2020 Chevy Tahoe (in prototype form) surface to reveal a new shape, independent rear suspension, quad exhaust pipes, and door-mounted side mirrors.

You can see the spy images here.

2020 Chevy Tahoe

The current Chevy Tahoe is the perennial full-size SUV sales leader. The Tahoe, the GMC Yukon, and the Cadillac Escalade have enjoyed great sales success in recent years. That begs the question: if you are redesigning the Tahoe, how would you improve it?

It’s likely that you would not change the design too much, as the current one is very successful.

Perhaps, you would want to improve the ride and handling qualities of the big body-on-frame SUV. Independent rear suspension is one way to do it, but can it be done without sacrificing towing capacity and ability?

You would want to improve the safety and visibility in the vehicle – hence the door-mounted mirrors. When Chevrolet unveiled the all-new 2019 Silverado, they talked about the visibility and aerodynamic gains of moving the side mirrors down and mountain on the door panel.

You would want to improve the performance (acceleration and braking) and fuel efficiency. There are several ways to approach this, but making the vehicle lighter is a big deal. Perhaps, we should expect aluminum hood, rear hatch, and door on the 2020 Chevy Tahoe and its GM SUV siblings.

The quad exhaust pipes on the prototype show that GM is still serious about the Tahoe’s performance. While no official information and specs are available yet, it’s reasonable to assume that the Tahoe will share most engine choices with the new Silverado. It includes the 5.3L and 6.2L V8s with dynamic fuel management. It may also include the 2.7L turbocharged gas engine and the 3.0L straight-six turbo-diesel Duramax.

Let us know in the comments below on how you would make the next Tahoe or Suburban better than it currently is.

Here is a towing comparison that features the current Chevy Tahoe RST. We challenged it on the Ike Gauntletâ„¢ – world’s toughest towing test