Spy Video! 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and GMC Yukon XL Caught Shedding Layers of Camouflage
With power ratings for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and its truckin' cousin, the upscale GMC Sierra, revealed last week, it looks like the floodgates are just starting to open regarding General Motors' full-size truck chassis and the vehicles riding atop it. We've now caught sight of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2015 GMC Yukon, and Suburban-sized 2015 Yukon XL all testing, wearing far less camouflage than before. Not only that, we've caught them all in motion on video for the first time. Keeping in line with the trends of their brands, the Chevrolet models are wearing blacked-out grilles with plenty of parallel lines, while the GMC Yukon siblings have chrome honeycomb grilles. Like the current Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL, they look to have unique headlight designs, setting them apart from each other and the trucks in their respective brands. The Chevrolets look to be adopting a winged headlight look similar to the Ford F-150's and the GMCs are getting what looks to be squarer headlight housings with LED strips running along their lower edges. Both may have LED tail light as well, evidenced by our spy shots, but we'd be willing to bet they might be extra-cost on the Chevrolets while they're standard on the higher-class GMC models. Otherwise, don't expect the Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, and Yukon XL to stray too far from the blocky, conservative looks foreshadowed by their truck contemporaries. Last month, we brought you a mega gallery of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, and GMC Yukon XL in addition to the Cadillac Escalade and longer Escalade ESV, all draped in layers of camouflage. We expect the Chevrolet and GMC models to have a base EcoTec3 4.3-liter V-6 engine with 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque on-hand. Optional will be a 5.3-liter V-8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and GM hasn't released numbers for the 6.2-liter engine yet, but expect it to be packing over 400 horsepower and a torque rating that should make it a speed demon in its class. That one will be the sole engine in the Escalade. Enjoy our gallery and video below, and look for the three SUVs to shed even more vinyl as they reach showtime at January's Detroit Auto Show, going on sale in the spring of 2014.
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