The golden bowtie’s full-size SUV is packing quite the novelties for the 2018 model year, as Chevrolet has now announced the Tahoe Custom – not long after the introduction of the 420-horsepower Tahoe RST.
The latter is Chevrolet’s response to Dodge’s implementation of the SRT badge on the Durango, offering a go-faster SUV in the clothes of a Rally Sport Truck, which is why it’s called the RST and equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter mill good for 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and hooked to the new 10-speed automatic. Now moving on to the Tahoe Custom, this model is an entirely different breed – well actually, not so much, since both are light as elephants. Anyways, the Tahoe Custom targets owners who want both style and utility – with some affordability in between.
As such, the new Tahoe Custom is able to tow up to 6,600 pounds – or 8,600 pounds when equipped with the optional trailering package. We can also think of many uses for the 112 cubic feet of cargo space, while the 5.3-liter V8 rated at 355 horsepower will deliver an estimated best-in-class 23 mpg highway efficiency. The Custom has been positioned above the LS trim and has 8-inch aluminum wheels, all-season tires, third-row seats delete for increased cargo capacity to 54 cubic feet, 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi and a 110V outlet. The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom is set to hit dealer lots next month, but sadly with all-wheel drive as an option.