General Motors has confirmed with MC&T that the start of regular production (SORP) has commenced for the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 GMC Yukon. The longer wheelbase Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL will follow shortly after. Later in the year, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will join in on the action, as will 3.0L LM2 Duramax variants of the T1-platform full-size SUV products. These vehicles are vital to the business of America’s biggest automaker, with nearly 50 percent of the full-size SUV market captured by Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac.
Officially, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe starts at $50,295 for the base-model LS trim level. Up from that, the 2021 Tahoe LT comes in at $55,095, and the top-end 2021 Tahoe Premier starts at $63,895. Destination is included. The price changes from Tahoe LS, LT and Premier are +$1,000, +$800, and -$100. Then there’s the new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country, which starts at over $70,000. The AWD version is nearly $74,000, before options. A $4,605 Premium Package adds on top of that. To make a statement, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country is also available with nine different wheel options.
The variant we’re most excited about, however, is the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71, which will come in at a rather steep $60,495 – which could buy you a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV Bison and a V6 supercharger. Either way, it’s easy to envision wealthy ranchers, alpine vacationers, and wealthy off-road enthusiasts otherwise flocking to order this thing.
The mirror image of the 2021 Tahoe Z71 is the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4, which won’t be available until fall 2020, according to the brand. However, the iconic Denali version is available for ordering right now, and mirrors the Tahoe High Country in price, coming in around $70,000 for the 2WD version before options. An exclusive $1,095 White Frost Tintcoat paint, a $6,500 Denali Premium Package and a couple of here-and-theres will quickly put the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali above $85,000 without trying.