2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban get the Z71 Treatment [Gallery]

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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Z71

After a full redesign for the 2015 model year, two of America’s most loved sport utility vehicles – 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban – return with a new look, bigger muscle, and an attitude to match. Most recently the duo gets the much welcomed addition of the venerable Z71 nameplate. Conventionally, the Z71 package came equipped with off road focused goodies and proudly worn emblems and badges. This time it is no different. For 2015 the Z71 package keeps with the tradition and adds several worthy off road and cosmetic features:

  • Integrated front tow hooks
  • Lower bumper mounted front fog lamps
  • Front parking assist
  • Running boards
  • Exclusive front grill
  • 18 inch wheels
  • Good Year Wrangler off-road tires
  • Front skid plate
  • Z71 emblems and badging inside and out
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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 © General Motors

GM says that the Z71 equipped Tahoe and Suburban will start production sometime in October. The Z71 models will receive the luxury features that are being added at the halfway mark in the year for the initial 2015 Tahoe and Suburban launch. These features include:

  • Hands free rear lift gate
  • OnStar 4G LTE
  • Built in WiFi hotspot
  • Wireless phone and music device charging capability

First used as a special package in 1988, the Z71 has long been a staple for GM trucks and now the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban continue the legacy of the Z71 nameplate.

The other news coming out of the State Fair of Texas is the Tahoe and Suburban Texas Edition. This unique special model will be available for LT and LTZ trim levels. Large door mounted badges will identify the luxurious Texas Edition along with large 20 or 22 inch wheels depending on LT or LTZ trim levels respectively. This special edition will be available starting in October at a premium of $2,195 for the LT model and an additional $1,095 on top of that for the LTZ equipped models.

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