It’s no secret that a fully-redesigned 2020 Chevy Tahoe is coming to the market soon. Now, we get another look at the full-size truck-based SUV. The large wheels and low profile tires suggest that this may be luxury trim of the Tahoe or (its cousin) a 2020 GMC Yukon.
Big thanks to Mike W. for sending this image of this prototype towing on the streets in Arizona.
GM is currently dominating the full-size SUV market with their Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Escalade offerings. They are looking to remain in the sales lead with a full redesign. One of way of remaining competitive is to offer a high towing rating.
The trailer you see here is a smaller live stock trailer with a capacity of 7,000 – 8,000 lbs (simply judging by its appearance). Notice the coiled black wire that is going from the trailer tongue up to the roof of the trailer and towards the back. This could very well be a wired rear trailer camera system to show what’s behind the trailer.
Chevrolet has unveiled this system on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, and GM advanced it on the 2020 GMC Sierra HD with the “transparent trailer” feature. It’s possible that the new 2020 GMC Yukon or the Tahoe will have a similar towing camera feature.
There are other spy images of the upcoming Chevy Suburban and Tahoe that suggest the new SUVs may be getting an independent rear suspension setup. The current versions use a solid rear axle, but competitors such as the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, and Toyota Sequoia all use independent rear suspension systems.