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GM Launches Longer Chevrolet Tahoe; Sees opportunities in Over-the-Air Software Update

General Motors may increase the lineup of vehicles utilizing its large truck and sport utility vehicle structure and sees great opportunities in over-the-air software program updates, President Mark Reuss said Tuesday.

GM, which holds nearly 70% of the large sport utility vehicle (SUV) market in North America with six models, revealed the redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the first of a new-gen of large SUVs whose profits will help fund improvement of electric vehicles (EVs) that the auto manufacturer commits for the future.

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, revealed at the arena where the Detroit Red Wings hockey team plays in downtown Detroit, is 6.7 inches longer than the present Tahoe and can carry up to 122.9 cubic feet of payload. Passengers in the third row of seats get 10 inches extra legroom and a better experience because of the car-like separate rear suspension.

The brand new Chevy Suburban will grow by 1.3 inches to 225.7 inches long – making it one of the longest passenger vehicles available on the market. GM’s big SUVs shall be powered by eight-cylinder gasoline engines or six-cylinder diesel motors.

The automobiles have a brand new digital architecture that allows over-the-air software program updates and new revenue opportunities, Reuss said.

As the trade proceeds electric autos, profits from giant SUVs will help pay for investments, Reuss stated. Those include GM’s plans to construct a new battery facility and offer an electric pick-up truck.

The brand new SUVs are assembled at a complex in Arlington, Texas, a state where a lot of them shall be sold.