1992-00 Chevrolet/GMC SUV Vehicle History
Restyled models introduced based on the new truck platform. GMC Jimmy name replaced with Yukon. Blazer and Yukon models were all 4WD, 2 doors with an upper liftgate/lower tailgate. Passenger capacity increased from 5 to 6, with a full metal roof instead of fiberglass. Blazers were available in Base, Sport and Silverado trim levels and Yukons available in Base SL, Sport and upgraded SLE trim levels. 4 wheel ABS was standard and worked in 4WD. 5.7L was only engine available, while a 5-speed manual replaced the old 4-speed transmission. Suburban models had cargo doors as standard equipment with liftgate optional. Chevrolet Suburbans were offered in Cheyenne and Silverado trim and GMCs were available in SL and SLE trim. 5.7L and 7.4L engines available, with a 4-speed automatic transmission. 2WD and 4WD versions offered, 4WD models featured Insta-Trac 4WD.
All models featured an anti-chip coating applied to the leading edges of the hood, roof and A-pillars. Yukon GT included monochromatic exterior trim and color matched grille. 4L60E electronic overdrive automatic transmission replaced non-electric version and featured second gear start feature. Engine fan was disengaged upon startup to reduce noise.
Grilles received updates. Guard beams added to both front doors for safety. Third Brake light added to roof. Air conditioning system switched to R134A. SLT trim added to GMC. 6.5L turbocharged diesel available. Blazer renamed Tahoe the following year.
Tahoe replaced full-size Blazer and a 4 door model offered midyear available in 2WD and 4WD. Revised interior and driver's side airbag offered. Rear cargo doors standard on Tahoe and Yukon. Base, LS and LT replaced previous trim levels on Chevrolet models. Remote Keyless entry was optional. Brake/shift interlock added to automatic transmission.
Quieter-riding tires, extended service intervals, daytime running lights and illuminated entry added. 2WD available on two door models. 5.7L engine renamed Vortec 5700 and received 50 horsepower increase. 4-speed automatic only transmission available. NP1 electric shift transfer case was available, eliminating loor-mounted shifter. OBDII introduced.
Passenger side airbag added. Electronic speed sensitive power steering system introduced. A power lock switch was added to the cargo area. Rear mounted heat and air conditioning was standard on some trim levels.
Autotrac automatic 4WD system was optional. Heated seats and mirrors were available. Electrochromic rear view mirror was optional. Rear temperature controls were optional on 4 door models. Second generation airbags and Passlock theft-deterrent system added. OnStar was a dealer-installed option.
Limited version available in 2WD only. Z71 4WD off-road package included engine, front differential and transmission skid plates with Bilstein shocks and all terrain tires. Denali trim available on the Yukon featuring upgraded exterior and interior changes. Cargo net dropped and new exterior colors added. 4L60E and 4L80E transmissions revised for smoother running and longer durability. Catalytic converter was removed from diesel equipped models.
Although new models were introduced, previous Chevrolet versions were still offered, the Limited and Z71. The GMC Denali also continued, adding OnStar as standard equipment.