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GM unveils redesigned 2015 Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon SUVs

All-new sport utilities set to go on sale in first quarter of 2014,according to automaker

DETROIT—General Motors has unveiled the redesigned versions of its full-size SUV models as the automaker looks to hold onto its monstrous market share in the segment.

Set to go on sale in the first quarter of 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL shed the anticipated likeness of the duo’s Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks—a design trait shared by the vehicles for years.

While the the automaker’s next-generation pickups and full-size sport utilities share some of the same overall styling cues, gone are the days where the SUVs look like cap-wearing versions of their open-back brethren.

The front fascias of the Tahoe, Subarbun and Yukon, mirror images of their respective pickup counterparts for decades, are completely new designs, showing off unique headlight and grille assemblies that give the titans of the tarmac a rugged-yet-refined look while remaining true to their GM design roots.

Second- and third-row fold-flat seating will be available in the four SUVs for the first time. PHOTO General Motors

On the inside, the four SUVs offer fold-flat second- and third-row seating, approximately two inches more legroom for second-row passengers and a standard eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with available navigation.

Top-of-the-line models are also available with magnetic ride control.

While GM says U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates for fuel consumption aren’t available yet, the automaker is claiming the four new SUVS are expected to deliver the segment’s best V8 fuel economy.

Equipped with the new the 5.3L EcoTec3 engine, the 2014 Silverado has a fuel consumption ratings of 8.7L/100km highway for two-wheel drive models, and 9.0L/100km highway for 4×4 models.

The burly people movers are built in Arlington, Texas.

The 2015 GMC Yukon full-size SUV. PHOTO General Motors

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