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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban add new Smart Tech to enhance the New SUVs

New connectivity and convenience features are coming this fall to the recently launched 2015 Tahoe and Suburban, enhancing the redesigned SUVs and adding to the momentum of one of Chevrolet’s most successful launches this year.

The new features include:

  • OnStar 4G LTE
  • a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
  • wireless phone charging capability
  • a hands-free liftgate

All will be offered in vehicles produced starting in October.

“The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban have resonated with families who want maximum capability combined with comfort and efficiency,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Marketing. “These new technologies make Chevrolet’s class-leading full-size SUVs even more attractive as the go-to vehicles for active lifestyles.”

Chevrolet is the first and only car brand to bring built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi to cars, trucks and crossovers.

Year-over-year Tahoe sales jumped 51.5 percent in July. They’re up 18 percent for the year, with Suburban sales up more than 3 percent. Together they hold almost 50 percent of the segment and play an important role in Chevrolet’s success – and in General Motors’ profitability.

OnStar with 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot is standard on LT and LTZ models. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three gigabyte data trial (whichever comes first), after which the customer can purchase additional data.

The hands-free liftgate and wireless phone charging are included with the available Luxury Package on LT models and they’re standard on LTZ. The hands-free liftgate feature allows a customer with a keyless entry fob – and full hands – to open and close the liftgate by waving his or her foot under a sensor beneath the rear fascia.

With the wireless phone charging feature, a magnetic inductive charging system allows users to simply place their phone on a small mat in the vehicle, where it wirelessly charges.

Introduced earlier this year, the redesigned 2015 Tahoe and Surburban are offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, with functionality and technology features including:

  • The segment’s only Front Center Air Bag (bucket seat models), which deploys from the inboard side of the driver’s seat and inflates between the driver and front passenger, providing added protection for both front occupants in side-impact crashes
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature
  • Up to six USB ports and six power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet – to support electronic devices of all kinds for a total of up to 12 charging locations
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-ray DVD player
  • Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the front seats with the rear seats folded in Tahoe and up to 121.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded in Suburban.

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