As a Summit White 2018 Tahoe RST rolls off the line, General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant marks the 11 millionth vehicle — and more than 2.5 million full-size Chevrolet utilities — produced at the facility since it opened in 1954.
“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,” said Eric Stanczak, chief engineer for Full-Size Trucks and SUVs. “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.”
Arlington Assembly’s impressive milestone underscores Chevrolet’s full-size utility success story. Seventy-five percent of all full-size utility vehicles sold to retail customers in the U.S. are built at Arlington Assembly and nearly one in two full-size utility vehicles sold in the U.S. wears the Chevrolet bowtie. No other company has such a dominant share of any segment in the industry.
To keep up with consumer demand, Arlington Assembly’s production line has run 24 hours a day, six days a week, producing one vehicle almost every 60 seconds since 2015. In addition, GM promised a $1.4 billion investment, GM’s largest single-factory investment in the U.S., in Arlington Assembly over three years beginning in 2015.
Arlington Assembly builds the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade SUVs. The first vehicle was built at the plant in January 1954.
Texas will host another major milestone for Chevy Trucks on Dec.16, when the brand will celebrate the Chevy Trucks Centennial with its customers at Texas Motor Speedway.
The first-ever Tahoe RST will be offered with an exclusive Performance Package that includes Performance Calibrated Magnetic Ride Control, 6.2L V-8 and all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. Tahoe RST Performance Package offers a towing capacity of 8,400 pounds and is capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in under 6 seconds.
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