It’s been a big year for Chevy benchmarks, and the Arlington Assembly plant just rolled out another one! A Summit White 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST marks 11 million vehicles produced at the factory. Over 2.5 million of those are full-size Chevy utility vehicles, so the Tahoe RST is a great example of the factory’s legacy!
Arlington Assembly plays a huge part in Chevrolet’s full-size utility success story. This factory makes 75% of all full-size utility vehicles sold to retail customers in the United States! Nearly half of those full-size vehicles show off a Chevy bowtie. Arlington Assembly builds full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models, as well as their full-size GMC cousins. Because of its amazing segment domination, GM also invested $1.4 billion in the factory over three years, starting in 2015. This eleven-million milestone shows just how much Arlington Assembly has accomplished over the years. Their very first vehicle was built in January 1954!
Among the hard workers there to mark this milestone was Eric Stanczak, chief engineer for Full-Size Trucks and SUVs. “Chevrolet has led the full-size utility segment in sales for 42 consecutive years by focusing on our customers and providing a range of confident, capable and connected vehicles to move a lot of people and cargo,” he said. “Today, we continue that leadership with a complete lineup of full-size utility vehicle options to meet our customers’ lifestyles and needs, from Tahoe Custom to Suburban Premier to the 420-horsepower Tahoe RST.”
The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST is a seamless blend of style and performance. It’s full of enhanced engineering and new features that make a full-size performance SUV stand out. The RST Edition has big, 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents. Striking Gloss Black accents continue on the unique sport grille, and it also has bold black bowties and mirror caps. The RST Edition is available on 2018 Tahoe LT and Premier models, so it also has standard black roof rails. Instead of chrome accents, the RST Edition has body-colored grille surround, door handles, and headlamp accents.
The real fun is in the RST’s mechanical tweaks. The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST offers a performance package that gives the Tahoe a 6.2L V8 engine for the first time. This engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, paired with GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. It also offers a Borla performance exhaust system that ekes out more horsepower and a 28% improvement in exhaust flow. There’s an additional brake package as well, which gives you red Brembo six-piston brakes with fixed-aluminum calipers and larger Duralife rotors. This sporty special edition offers a family vehicle that’s refined enough to drive daily, big enough to carry your family and your gear, and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. It’s ready for any adventure, with ability to tow 8,400 pounds and best-in-class V8 fuel economy.
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST is a great, innovative vehicle to mark the 11 million milestone at Arlington Assembly. If you’d like to try out one of these awesome SUVs for yourself, come find us in Forest Lake, MN! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you find the erfect vehicle for your needs. You can check out our inventory online now to see all of the models, trims, colors, and options we have in stock. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or stop by and chat. We’ll do our best to get you behind the wheel of your dream car! Plus, we’ll help you protect it with our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, included with any new vehicle and most used ones. Come see us near North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake today!
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