GM Poking Around the Idea of Off-Road Variants of New Tahoe and Yukon SUVs

You would think an SUV would be capable off-the-road right off the bat, but today, no thanks to the popularity of these types of vehicles among mainstream consumers who mainly buy them to drive on paved roads, automakers engineer and equip them to look like SUVs, but behave as close as possible to passenger cars. Makes sense.

Understandably, there's room for improvements to satisfy a smaller but nonetheless, considerable segment of the market looking for more off-road capable versions. This is what GM did with its Z71 off-road package for the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, adding taller and stronger shocks, stabilizer bar, skid plates, different wheels, body cladding and even an off-road high capacity air cleaner and front recovery hooks.


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