2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Making Technology Easier for Drivers
The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will get flashy new technology upgrades that will in turn make the technology easier for drivers to use. Drivers in most of the models will be able to use Google Assistant to control everything from climate control to radio volume. Not only will the new technology make it easier for drivers but it should keep everyone safer when drivers aren’t fumbling with controls on the instrument panel.
2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Offer Huge New Instrument Cluster
Chevrolet will be making a larger 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster standard on all LT trim levels and above. Drivers will be able to customize and personalize their screens any way they choose. There are four different layouts available for drivers to choose from, so the driver can choose the options that make the display easier for them to use. Up until now, the huge screens have mostly been available on huge trucks not SUVs.
Google is also being built in on the same trim levels so the driver will also be able to use voice control and Google Assistant to handle many often-distracting tasks.
Drivers will be able to use voice control to:
- Make phone calls and send SMS messages
- Change the audio volume
- Change the AM/FM radio or SiriusXM channel
- Set Navigation using Google Maps
- Adjust climate control
“Tahoe and Suburban customers keep coming back thanks to the capability, space and technology these vehicles bring to every road trip or daily drive,” said Kelly MacDonald, director, Chevrolet Truck Marketing. “Chevrolet keeps innovating with these popular full-size SUVs, and it’s part of the formula that makes them segment leaders.”
6.2L V-8 Engine Now Offered on More Tahoe and Suburban Models
The large, more powerful 6.2L V-8 engine will be available on three additional trim levels, the RST, Z71, and Premier. The 420-horsepower engine is standard on the High Country. Many customers do want access to more power, especially if they ever tow anything.
The 5.3L V-8 remains the standard engine on LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premier models. The optional Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel is available on all models except Z71. All engines are paired with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission with push-button electronic shift.
Also new for 2022, buyers will have the option of adding electronic limited slip differential. If a wheel starts to slip on either side of the vehicle, eLSD reacts quickly to shift power to the wheel with better traction. That additional traction can contribute to increased driver confidence in difficult types of terrain and weather conditions. Available on the off-road focused Z71 trim, eLSD also can be used in 4WD Low to help prevent wheels from slipping in dirt and mud.
Enhanced Trailering Technology on the 2022 Tahoe and Suburban
Many drivers do want their large SUVs to pull some sort of trailer. That is especially true after COVID and the huge surge in camping and outdoor sports like boating and ATVing. In 2022, Tahoe and Suburban will offer up to 13 unique camera views, including a transparent trailer view that helps the driver virtually “see through” the trailer. (The trailer must be properly equipped.) Additional new trailering views include a rear trailer view, a picture-in-picture side view, and a view inside a trailer when an accessory camera is connected.
The 2022 Tahoe and Suburban will begin production in October.
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