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First Images of 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

From: https://www.motor1.com/news/380046/chevrolet-tahoe-suburban-december-reveal/

Those who have been waiting for a next-generation Tahoe and Suburban won’t have to wait long. According to a report by the GM Authority, both SUVs will get a full revamp really soon – as in December 10 soon.

Chevrolet is mum about the launch of its biggest cars, with spy shots proliferating everywhere, giving birth to several speculations about the high-riding models. However, the latest report shows that an imminent reveal is up and we’re on the lookout for any teaser by the Golden Bowtie.

As we have reported before and as seen on the photographs sent in by our spies, both the Tahoe and Suburban will be riding on independent rear suspension setup. With that said, Chevy is positioning itself on the same ground as its rivals in the segment, most notably the Ford Expedition.

With an independent suspension in place, the Tahoe and Suburban will both benefit from better ride quality and more cavernous rear space – prominent gripes in the current models. Leaving the live axle setup behind will also benefit handling, which has been a department where the Blue Oval has been triumphing over the Golden Bowtie in the SUV segment.

When it comes to the exterior design, the GM Authority reported that both SUVs will have a new fascia (of course) and lighting configurations (again, of course). But the most prominent part of the report was the inclusion of front air curtains for better fuel efficiency.

With the introduction of revamped versions of the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will probably take place shortly since they share the same platform. Speaking of platform, the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are expected to ride on the GM T1 ladder-frame platform – most prominently used on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

3 New Value Packages for 2020 Silverado

From: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/09/2020-silverado-1500-introduces-three-new-value-packages/

2020 Silverado 1500 Introduces Three New Value Packages

The 2020 Silverado 1500 delivers various rolling updates and changes to the all-new model introduced in 2019. But one of the changes not yet announced is the addition of three new “value” packages for the WT (Work Truck), LT and RST trim levels.

Pricing information for these three packages is currently unknown, but considering the name in play here, we would expect them to be rather accessible. The packages are unique to each of the three trim levels listed, and include some of the more popular options bundled together into a single package.

We’ve listed the features of each package below, with all relevant RPO codes in parentheses.

WT Value Package

Let’s start with the base-model 2020 Silverado 1500 WT, which now offers the WT Value Package (PEB), which bundles together two popular packages, including:

  • WT Convenience Package (PCV):
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • EZ Lift power lock and release tailgate
    • Tinted windows
    • Rear-window defogger
    • Cruise control
    • Power mirrors
    • Power windows, express up/down driver, power windows, express down passenger and power door locks on Regular Cab models
  • Trailering Package (Z82):
    • Trailer hitch with 7-pin and 4-pin connectors
    • Hitch Guidance

The WT Value Package (PEB) is not available with the pickup bed delete (ZW9) option.

LT Value Package

Up next, we have the 2020 Silverado 1500 LT Value Package (PCQ), which includes:

  • Remote Start Package (B59):
    • Remote Start
    • Content theft alarm
    • Rear-window defogger
  • Trailering Package (Z82)
    • Trailer hitch with 7-pin and 4-pin connectors
      Hitch Guidance
  • 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels (PZX)
  • 265/65R18SL all-terrain blackwall tires (XCK)
  • All-weather floor liners (RIA, LPO)

The LT Value Package (PCQ) includes the turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder engine (L3B) and can not be optioned with the Convenience Package (PCL), All Star Edition (PDU), Texas Edition (PDA), Z71 Off-Road and Protection Package (PDZ), Z71 Off-Road Package (Z71), Max Trailering Package (NHT), and rubberized vinyl flooring (BG9).

Also note that the 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels (PZX) included with the LT Value Package (PCQ) can be upgraded to 20-inch aluminum wheels with Argent metallic pockets (RD4), or any other LPO wheel option.

RST Value Package

Finally, there’s the 2020 Silverado 1500 RST Value Package (PCR), which includes:

  • Trailering Package (Z82):
    • Trailer hitch with 7-pin and 4-pin connectors
      Hitch Guidance
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels with Argent metallic pockets (RD4)
  • 275/60R20 all-terrain blackwall tires (QAE)
  • All-weather floor liners (RIA, LPO)

Besides the addition of these three new value packages, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also receives the following changes and updates:

  • Addition of new 10-speed automatic transmission with the 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine as standard on the LT Trail Boss and available on the High Country, replacing the 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Addition of 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine offered on the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trim levels
  • Launch of the new turbo-diesel 3.0L I6 LM2 turbo-diesel Duramax engine after emissions-related delays
  • Addition of new technologies, including new trailering features and Adaptive Cruise Control

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Chevy Bolt One Of The Cheapest EV’s To Insure

From: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/04/chevrolet-bolt-ev-among-cheapest-evs-to-insure/

Buying a new car is more than crunching numbers for a monthly payment. The cost of auto insurance can be a substantial factor in deciding what car you’ll buy — and insurance rates can vary wildly between year, make, and model. If you have a penchant for reducing your fuel cost, then one of the cheapest EVs to insure isn’t a Tesla Model 3, but a Chevrolet Bolt EV.

 

According to data collected by Insure.com, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the least expensive EVs to insure, though it’s not the cheapest.

 

One of the cheapest EVs to insure is the Smart EQ ForTwo, which has an average annual premium of $1,486. That’s not much cheaper than the Bolt EV. However, comparing the two cars is unfair. The Smart EQ ForTwo is a two-door urban runabout, while the Bolt is a four-door compact. A bigger car should command a slightly higher premium. The Smart is also significantly cheaper than the Bolt, too.

 

Other electric cars with cheaper insurance include the Kia Soul EV, Nissan Leaf, and Audi e-tron, which is the most expensive car on this list with a price tag near $80,000. The Kia and Leaf are within a stone’s throw of the Chevrolet in terms of price — $1,663 and $1,727, respectively. The Audi command an average annual premium of $1,845,, while the Bolt averages $1,883.

 

Performance varies greatly, too, between the vehicles. While the Audi, Chevrolet, and Nissan all offer low- to mid-200-miles of range, the Soul only offers 111 miles, while the Smart offers a measly 58 miles. It’s like comparing apples to oranges even though insurance rates are similar. That could make this an unfair comparison.

 

The relatively cheap price to insure an electric vehicle — affordable compared to Michigan auto insurance rates — doesn’t equate to the cheapest vehicle to insure. That’d be the Honda Odyssey with an average annual premium of $1,298. The national average yearly premium rate is $1,812. That’s slightly less than the Bolt’s $1,883 premium.

Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/04/chevrolet-bolt-ev-among-cheapest-evs-to-insure