Thursday, September 12, 2013

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon





I remember a quote from GM last year telling us how, this time, the Chevy and GMC we going to be much more different from each other.
Well.... I don't see it.

They are again the same cars with different front ends. Which is pretty sad, Which also means that, again, the Escalade will just be a Chevy with a Cadillac front.

Inside, at least, it is not like the 2014 Chevy trucks. But look! The column shifter is still there! In a 2015 model.
That's pretty amazing. (And sad)

I guess GM doesn't really care, since they keep selling tons of these every year. Over 100 000 of them last year alone. Without including the Suburban and its Yukon KL twin.

So, I guess they're right... Why bother making these modern and different from each other.

21 comments:

Bob said...

Just like the pickups, they now share MORE in common than before. But that's not my problem here, my problem is that the Chevrolet front end is repulsive. The GMC is not much better. If the pair doesn't receive an emergency refresh, like the Malibu, I will be shocked. I want to really, really, really rant about how awful these are (I'm a lifelong GM supporter/owner/enthusiast and feel I have every right), but I don't want my thoughts censored (they are THAT bad, IMO). Terrible, just terrible, GM. I absolutely will not own one of these (nor do I expect to purchase one of the new extremely slow-selling pickup disasters), I will tell you that. /end mini-rant.

Bob said...

I absolutely DO want a column shifter though, Vince. They free up space!!! And, I personally don't even want a center console (a bench, with a folding center armrest, and some cupholders mounted low on the floor/to the bench is ideal for me and my long legs). Now, the option to have a floor shifter would be nice. (What would it really cost to do that, a hundred dollars or two?) The Escalade absolutely must have a floor shifter, though.

Anonymous said...

I think youre both crazy.... I didnt have extremely high expectations.... But i think these both look great!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the GMC. It's understated and nicely styled. But the front clip of that Chevy, wow. It's the nastiest reincarnation of the Family Truckster I've seen.

Anonymous said...

I assume the Yukon is going to share front fenders with the Escalade again, as that headlight shape is VERY Cadillac.

Anonymous said...

Look great but the headlights on the chevy look like a cheap chinese design, big fail!

Anonymous said...

The Chevy is even uglier than before! The Yukon looks fine, but the side profiles of both are disturbing.

I also see that the Caddy fenders will be shared because the headlight shape is showing us what the front of the Escalade will pretty much be, minus longer headlights.

- FusioptimaSX

Anonymous said...

They look terrible, both of them.

Also, why in the hell would GM add Cadillac's signature headlamp drip (for lack of a better description) to the GMC?

GM is such a piss poor company in many ways. They always disappoint me, of course not including the C7.

Anonymous said...

Ok.

Why no chrome around the rear side windows? Looks odd to just have chrome surrounding the first 2 pieces of side glass...

Anonymous said...

What the... With ALL the super-surprisingly-great designs GM's been giving us as of late: REALLY?!!

N with the outgoing models - being such a hit, for it's time, inside n out - I had such high expectations for the next-gens! Still can't believe what they've done to the trios!! [SMH]

Would it really have been too TOO hard even, to slap a back, n a little more side "blingage" (eye candy) on the Silverado n Sierra duos? From the fronts, to the sides, to the rear angle view (qtr panels), this thing like BAD!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That Chevy reminds me of a Ford Expedition and the GMC reminds me of a Honda Pilot.. Not good

Anonymous said...

No finesse at all. They look like generic boxes. The interiors are nothing special either. The GMC is a little better than the tragic Chevy. GM has proven that they can create great, artful, smart designs. Why not here?

What we see here are conventional, lazy designs. I truly hope that Cadillac won't be a carbon copy of these.

Vince Burlapp said...

It is! I just saw some new pix of the Escalade. It has the exact same body.
And also the column shifter!

Same thing over and over. Again, the Escalade is just a Tahoe with a Cadillac front end and dashboard.

Amazing...

Anonymous said...

I am STUNNED at these comments!!!! I think this is a fantastic update. Of course they are conventional designs, its the Tahoe/suburban/yukon!!! I think the yukon is perfect, yes the headlights on the Tahoe are a little strange at first but at least its better than the vulgar front end from the silverado. I was also expecting that damn 'squircle' theme from the pickup interiors to be carried over, but I think these interiors are FAR superior! Fantastic looking dashboards.... REALLY, youre that upset by the column shifter?!? Some people like it! Gm has used that shifter for a while, and its a very thick, solid feeling shifter. again.. Just stunned at the negativity here, for what really is a safe, well executed evolutiinary design of a classic

Anonymous said...

Like the exterior; interior is a big disappointment. Liked the old interior better--it seemed more upscale than this. Why no wood??? In a $50k Merc or BMW X5 I get REAL WOOD and LOTS OF IT! Are they dropping the price of these or is this just an oversight???

Anonymous said...

Come on!!! Now were comparing these to a Merc/BMW?!? ITS A CHEVY!

Anonymous said...

It's a CHEVY. A $45k-$55k Chevy. Yes, we're comparing it to $42k-$55k Mercs & BMWs.

Anonymous said...

It's a CHEVY. A $45k-$55k Chevy. Yes, we're comparing it to $42k-$55k Mercs & BMWs.

Anonymous said...

I think the profile, especially the C pillar with the sharp chrome corner details, looks like the outgoing Lincoln Navigator.

Anonymuse said...

All the hard angles of the exterior remind me of the '80's, especially the rear. To some degree, so does the dash. Maybe it's just these pictures. Maybe their designers just suck. Hmm, which could it be...

Anonymous said...

Also very surprised by all of the negative comments on here. Before hating them so much, keep in mind what these vehicles are and the market they intend to serve.

These vehicles will be a huge improvement to the current line up, that is already far superior to the competition. I was able to see the fleet in person and they really look great, press photos do not do them justice. They look much more athletic than the last generation, which always looked slightly bloated to me.

I am most surprised by the comments about the interior. Materials were great, although there is less wood on the dash itself (the real aluminum is nice), there are wood bands alond the sides of the seats which much more present when you are in the car than the photos show.

And the column shifter?!? I currenlty have this on my Silverado and really like it. Feels great and frees up space on the center console.