While the upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST might look like a standard Tahoe, it will definitely have much more muscle under the hood. In addition, it will be much more oriented towards providing a sporty feel, thanks to a number of stylistic changes and updates. With this beast, the American manufacturer wants to stake its claim in the emerging sports truck segment. Once released in late 2017, this truck will definitely catch the attention of those looking for a well-balanced mix of strong performance, ruggedness, and practicality.
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST – Improved Design
The “RST” abbreviation means “Rally Sports Truck”, and this is exactly what the customers will get with the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST. That athletic and aggressive approach is pretty evident in some of the exterior updates and additions that the Tahoe RST will get. For starters, the truck will sport a more aggressive grille, which will be surrounded by a set of redesigned headlights. Additionally, we will see revamped mirror caps, black-painted window surrounds, badges, as well as grille centers. Aside from these, the Chevrolet has also decided to add exclusive 22-inch wheels from Bridgestone, which will further contribute to the overall athleticism of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST. Last, but not least, we should also mention that the exhaust tips, roof rails, and the running board will be all covered in black.
Interior and Equipment
The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST will receive almost no notable changes. It is obvious that Chevrolet has put all its effort into updating the exterior and making it more athletic. Now, is that a bad thing? Well, no, because the Tahoe RST preserves what made the interior of the standard Tahoe great. This means that we will get a very spacious cabin, with lots of headroom, legroom, and cargo space. Also, we will get fully adjustable, comfortable seats and see plenty of high-quality materials. In the tech department, we should expect a touch-screen infotainment system, a 6-speaker sound system, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control and more.
Engine Specs and Performance
Now, we get to the real star of the upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST – its engine. Since this truck is designed for performance, it is no wonder that it sports a much more powerful engine that the standard Tahoe. The engine in question is Chevy’s 6.2-liter V-8, which is also found in the Silverado. This engine will propel the Tahoe RST from 0 to 62 mph in under 6 seconds, which is astonishing for an SUV that weighs more than 5.500 lb. The engine will produce 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. With the optional Boria exhaust system, the Tahoe RST will get between 7 to 10 hp extra. For a smooth power transmission, the Chevrolet has opted for a 10-speed automatic gearbox, the same one found in the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Camaro ZL1.
Possible Arrival Date and Price
Although there has been no news regarding the exact release date for the upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST, it is expected that it will hit the car stores in late 2017, or early 2018. Its price is also being kept in secret, as well. However, it will most likely be announced by the end of the summer.