We recently drove the brand-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and found it to be vastly improved compared to the outgoing model. And now that The General's pickup trucks have been squared away, it's time to focus our attention onto their passenger-friendly companions, the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon (above).

Our spy photographers have passed along a huge smattering of photos (and a video), showing the new SUVs out testing. Both the short- and long-wheelbase models were spied, and while the overall shape of the vehicles hasn't changed all that much, we expect the updates to be substantial. In addition to new powertrain options, like GM's new small-block V8, we expect the interiors of both SUVs to get massive makeovers, providing better materials throughout their cabins and quieter, more refined environments. We even hear that some trick new suspension developments may be in store for upper-end models.

Visually, these spy shots allow us to see a couple of new details on the SUVs' front and rear fascias, including LED running lamps on the Yukon and some interesting LED taillamp treatments. Of course, the obvious third party missing from this set of photos is the Cadillac Escalade, but as we reported earlier, GM is working to further differentiate the 'Slade from the rest of the fullsize SUV lineup, and is working to make the new model "much less ostentatious."

Have a look at dozens of spy shots in our galleries above and below, and scroll down to see a video of one of the prototypes out on the road.
Spy Video of Next-Gen GM SUVs


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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      So few BOF SUV's available nowadays.
      mchica
      • 1 Year Ago
      Guys, that is not a Ford Logo. Let's get this straight. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6KR-8OqZQFQQv9hbze1q52hpVA70whMj2_-fXogGZJlz-NRVE4Ccnq7Q
      JL Romero
      • 1 Year Ago
      this thing seriously needs bigger mirrors... can't wait to see them!
        mchica
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JL Romero
        There would be no room for the Pivoting Stop Sign.
          Pj Taintz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mchica
          ignore chica carguy. he (she?) has done nothing but madmouth this car in this thread. aparently a MPG leader still isnt enough for that treehugger.
        traction_control
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JL Romero
        Yes they do, especially for towing - or at least make towing mirrors optional, maybe apart of the towing pack. The Ford Expedition needs bigger towing mirrors too.
      wilkegm
      • 1 Year Ago
      I saw the LWB one on M36 earlier this week. In person it really looked like it had a longer wheelbase than the current 'Burb. Hopefully the 2500 model continues. It may be a narrowing audience, but it is a completely unique offering.
      Snark
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the strong shoulder line. It's something the current ones sorely lack.
      SW
      • 1 Year Ago
      When the SUV was turning around, did anyone see another camoed car pulling in? The taillight a looked like Cadillacs...I was just wondering of atone else saw this... But overall the design looks...okay. The front end looks drastically changed, while the rear looks the same....but hey, these SUV's are the nicest and most elegant on the road today
        mchica
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SW
        First time I've ever read that camoflage is elegant! I think the M1 Abrams is a more elegant version of this at the moment. The squiggly lines ruin it for me.
        CBJMNWLD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SW
        Yes it was the new CTS
      zeromoneys
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see these SUVs all over the place. I would rather have a 95 to 99 model year, for some reason I dig them.
      mchica
      • 1 Year Ago
      Save the Whales!
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I look forward to seeing the new Escalade at local crack houses.
        Snark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        Crack houses? Hilarious. Try country clubs.
          DK
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Snark
          I assume that is where these people see Escalades because that is where they live, beside crack houses.
          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Snark
          Country clubs. LOL.
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          @Snark
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          @Snark
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          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Snark
          @ Snark Let's see your source, guy.
          Snark
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Snark
          Yes, country clubs. I know it's fashionable among young, know-it-all car dorks to pretend that it's urban blacks who buy these things, because you think racism is acceptable as long as it's thinly veiled. However, that BS aside, it's actually affluent, suburban families that are most likely to own an Escalade and buy them new. Which you'd know if you'd ever been in, say, Boerne, Texas or Lousiville, Kentucky, where an Escalade with a horse trailer is basically handed out at the city limits.
          Snark
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Snark
          Whatever you want to believe, guy. The demographics and market research don't lie; you're indulging in a self-serving fiction.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Snark
          I'm sure he doesn't actually have market research to back it up. Frankly, racism aside, it's not an off base observation. I see plenty of new Escalades driven by the people stereotyped in other comments. But I do see the affluent side as well. Basically, just because you've never seen one type of person driving an Escalade it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. The same way I've never seen an Escalade towing a horse trailer before. When they hand out these Escalades and horse trailers at the Kentucky border, do they also hand out cousin marriage licenses with it? We can all stereotype one way or the other.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Snark
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      minimaniac99
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh goody another gas guzzling SUV for brain dead soccer moms on their cell phone,
        omgcool
        • 1 Year Ago
        @minimaniac99
        Just because you don't personally have a use for one, doesn't make it pointless to sell. Ever try pulling a 26'+ camper and your family/luggage with a Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot etc? I'll spare you frustration and repairs: they won't. There still exists a market that will use these traditional American BOF vehicles appropriately. Can't fathom? Then don't concern yourself with it.
      bill_pete
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love how they're trying to pass them off as Ford prototypes. How cute.
        gregmlr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bill_pete
        Haha, that was the first thing I noticed.
        JK Linx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bill_pete
        Thought that was funny as well, especially since the headlights actually remind me of the Explorer/Edge (at least the outlines we can see)
      mchica
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looking forward to seeing what Cadillac has up it\'s sleeve for the next Escalade. There are legions of gangbangers, drug lords, NBA stars and Rappers who are always in the market for the next Bling wagon to show it\'s Jewelry.
        VDuB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mchica
        You jelly you can\'t catch any attention in your Sunfire?
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          @VDuB
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          mchica
          • 1 Year Ago
          @VDuB
          No, that's what Grampas CTS is for. Get's a ton of tail at the Old age home!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @VDuB
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          mchica
          • 1 Year Ago
          @VDuB
          No Toyotas for him. Remember Pearl harbor? Japs killed thousands of Americans. Won't go near a Jap car. Only Buicks, Lincoln and Cadillacs for him.
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