The Chevy team is always busy in making models with diverse combinations while keeping the customers’ demand in their mind. The all new 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST launched at the New York Auto Show is another proof of their effort. Usually, the young customers don’t like to drive an SUV; they want something more energetic and passionate with the sporty feel. So, for them, Chevrolet has brought an upgraded new Rally Sports Truck (RST) package to its full-size Tahoe. Along with it, the Suburban model has also received this new RST package. The new package has some intriguing features in term of performance, capability, and technology.
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Exterior
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe RST model get more focused and performance oriented look with eliminated chrome trim. Yes, this new package hasn’t received any chrome treatment. Instead, the exclusive Chevrolet bowtie along with the window trim, roof rails, mirror caps, and grille have received a decent gloss black finish. The door handles, headlamps ascent and grille surrounds are now in matching with the body color. The vehicle will have a towing capacity of 8,400 pounds. The P285/45R 22 tires by Bridgestone are housing the 22 inches twin spoke wheels. Moreover, the package provides better exhaust flow (28% more) thanks to the performance exhaust system from Borla which results in gaining up to 8 hp at the back wheels.
Chevrolet Tahoe RST 2018 Interior
The Chevy team has not revealed any information regarding the interior of the new Chevy SUV. It is anticipated that RST package will carry the same specs as of 2017 model. So, buyers can expect a heated steering wheel and twelve-way power adjustable cooled and heated driver and front passenger seats. It will be having a MyLink infotainment system with 8.0 inches touchscreen compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Passengers can enjoy music via Bose audio system with 10 speakers and connect their smartphones via 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi.
The following feature will be standard in the new 2018 Chevy Tahoe RST variant.
• adaptive cruise control
• automatic emergency braking
• forward-collision alert
• lane change with blind-zone alert
• rear-traffic alert
• lane keeping assist
The RST package will carry on the same 5.3-liter V-8 engine used under the hood of 2017 Tahoe. The engine was mated to six-speed automatic transmission and able to generate 355 hp @ 5600 rpm and a torque of 383-pound feet @ 4100 rpm. There is an additional performance package available with RST variant. With performance package, the customers will get a new 6.2-liter V-8 engine along with Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The V8 engine is paired with 10-speed automatic transmission and can produce 420 ponies and a torque of 460-pound feet. An optional package featuring Brembo six-piston front aluminum calipers can also be availed. The calipers have break paddles compressed on huge 16.1-inch x 1.3-inch rotors.
Price and Release date
The RST package edition will be available in Chevrolet Tahoe by fall 2017. The pricing of this new package has not disclosed by the Chevy team yet. So, customers need to wait patiently to get price update from the Company.
The RST will be welcomed by the customers who intend to have Tahoe’s refined handling and smooth driving experience with enhanced performance oriented look on the street.
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST photos