Chevy Tahoe SS, RS Variants Under Consideration

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
A lowered stance and all-black profile lend an aggressive appearance to the Tahoe Black concept - a stylized look at the all-new 2015 Tahoe arriving in in Chevrolet dealer showrooms early next year. The dark appearance is reinforced with blacked-out exterior trim, Chevrolet Accessories 22-inch wheels custom-painted dark gray, tinted headlamp lenses and tinted windows…

GM just rolled out its latest full-size SUVs to dealerships, the 2015 Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon, and it looks like a performance variant for the Chevy might be in the works.

Chevrolet has already teased us with a performance version of the Tahoe, but it was built special for the 2013 SEMA show. Known as the Tahoe Black (seen above), that car featured a lowered suspension, 22-inch blacked out wheels, smoked headlights and taillights along with a custom black-leather interior.

While not outright confirming anything, Chevy spokesman Michael Albano did say that the brand is considering “developing variants of existing products that appeal to consumers and build on our performance heritage.” If a performance-oriented model does arrive, it may wear the RS badge, or possibly even the SS badge.

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If it is an RS model, expect it to get added style and more performance from an updated suspension, but no extra power. However, if an SS badge adorns the SUV, a power boost is likely, and may come from the 6.2-liter V8 that is available in the Yukon Denali. In that application, the engine makes 420 hp.

[Source: Car & Driver]

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