2018 Chevrolet Tahoe And Suburban Get Sporty RST Package

The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban may be huge, bulky SUVs but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from adding some sporty touches to them with the new RST package.

The package, standing for Rally Sport Truck, provides Tahoe and Suburban customers with a selection of eye-catching new features and is aimed at those “who want a street performance look without sacrificing capability or refinement”, according to Chevrolet Truck marketing director Sandor Piszar.

Both Tahoe and Suburban RST models include a performance exhaust system from Borla which not only promises to sound good, but offers 28 per cent better exhaust flow, resulting in a 7-10 hp gain at the rear wheels. The SUVs can also be optioned with Brembo six-piston front calipers that bite down on huge 410 x 32 mm discs.

In the looks department, the changes are quite comprehensive. The RST packages add a body-color grille surround, gloss black grille, black roof rails, custom badging and 22-inch wheels with Bridgestone tyres.

Customers of the Tahoe RST will also be able to opt for the potent Performance Package. This pack consists of GM’s 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and is coupled exclusively with the company’s optional 10-speed automatic transmission, potentially allowing the Tahoe RST to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.7 seconds. Magnetic Ride Control suspension is also included.

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  • BobV12

    Half truck half shit half ugly… It is the new Uglyshittruck !

  • Bash

    What next?!, ford to come up with TRS version or something! come on! Praise the SRT.

  • ODD AND A WASTE TO PUT WOOD ON THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION TUNNEL.

    • Jay

      Agreed.. carbon fiber or gloss black would’ve been better..

  • Jay

    Smoked tail lights would complete the package…

  • Craig

    That’s amazingly quick for what must now be a nearly 6,000 lbs vehicle.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    So with the exhaust it makes…430?

    Don’t see the “Sport” in only a 10 hp gain.
    It’s pretty quick for its size already, so I’m not seeing anything to write home about.

  • U8INIT

    These crush the Expedition. I hope the new Expe has done it’s homework.

    • Harry_Wild

      Hope Ford makes Expedition version of the Tahoe RST package! Ford now is put on notice to do the same! I take the new Expedition if it had no chrome and was all black instead like the up market RRS special edition!

      • JCoop

        I wouldn’t be surprised is the new Expedition is faster than this “Sport” model with its one and only engine and trans combo.

  • Mill0048

    Looks good without all the chrome. Interior is questionable with silly slivers of wood on the doors and center console.

  • Utkarsha Mohan

    Why did they just stop at T?? They should have gone UVWQYZ…

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