Those that want a Tahoe on a budget will soon have a new option.Looking to take advantage of the booming SUV market, Chevrolet is introducing a new entry point for its Tahoe line for the 2018 model year.Called the Tahoe Custom, the new model is based on the LS trim of the full-size SUV. The Tahoe Custom comes standard with 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, chrome-accented grille, 8-inch touchscreen audio display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, remote start, 4G LTE connectivity, and Chevy's 355 horsepower 5.3L V8, netting a towing capacity of 6,600 pounds. Chevy has also removed the Tahoe's typically standard third-row seat, increasing cargo capacity of the Custom model to 54 cubic feet.
"The Tahoe Custom is a response to strong customer demand for Tahoe, as well as the full-size SUV segment moving upmarket," said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. "In the past five years, the average transaction price for the segment has climbed fueled by customer appetite for features like heated and cooled seats, adaptive cruise control and a head-up display. This created an unmet need in the marketplace for customers who want the cargo and towing capability of a full-size SUV to go camping, boating or off-roading but don't necessarily want all of the option content offered on a Tahoe Premier."
Those that want a few more features can upgrade the Tahoe Custom with forward collision alert, automatic high beam headlights, lane keep assist, low speed forward automatic braking and a tow package that ups the SUV's towing capacity to 8,600 pounds.
The 2018 Chevy Tahoe Custom will carry a base price of $44,995, netting a $2,220 savings over the regular LS. The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom will arrive in dealer showrooms next month.