Chevy plans to add Super Cruise to its 2023 Tahoe and Suburban.
The tech is limited to high-end Premier and High Country trims.
The semiconductor shortage, however, may ultimately affect Chevy's plans.
"Due to current supply-chain shortages, certain features—including Super Cruise—have limited and late availability," a spokesperson wrote in an email to Car and Driver. When asked if Chevrolet may ultimately need to push Super Cruise's debut in the Tahoe and Suburban to the 2024 model year, the same spokesperson replied that Chevy is "continuing to monitor chip availability and will make this determination when our business deems appropriate in the model year cycle."
We wager Chevy feels pretty confident it can get the needed semiconductor chips to bring Super Cruise to these two full-size SUVs for the 2023 model year. Otherwise, the bowtie brand would have surely pushed back announcing this information until it had a firmer grasp on its semiconductor chip situation.
Nevertheless, it’s entirely possible Chevy released this information under the guise of "hoping for the best but planning for the worst." If the worst does happen, and Chevy pulls Super Cruise from the options sheets of the 2023 Tahoe and Suburban, then buyers of these big SUVs will find the brand making only a handful of very small changes for the new model year. Three new exterior hues (Silver Sage Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, and Radiant Red Tintcoat) are added to the two vehicles' color palettes, while a new accessory grill, which forgoes the bowtie badge for the Chevrolet name, is available on LS, LT, RST, and Premier trims.
That said, if Chevy succeeds at bringing Super Cruise to the 2023 Tahoe and Suburban, then consumers of these models ought to plan on spending big bucks for the Level 2 driving-assist system, as it’s limited to the SUVs' pricey Premier and High Country trims.
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