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What does LS, LT and LTZ stand for?


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Old  June 2nd, 2007, 4:32 PM
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What does LS, LT and LTZ stand for?

This is the first GM SUV I have owned and just recently wondered what does LS, LT and LTZ stand for if anything?

I know for examplea CadillacSTS= Seville Touring Sedan orDTS =Deville Touring Sedan.

LT = Light Truck?






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Old  June 2nd, 2007, 5:06 PM
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RE: What does LS, LT and LTZ stand for?

I'm pretty sure that theyare just made up to represent trim levels.

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Old  June 5th, 2007, 9:59 PM
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RE: What does LS, LT and LTZ stand for?

Interesting question, but Tahoe07 is probably right. They sound cool though.

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Old  June 6th, 2007, 9:18 AM
RE: What does LS, LT and LTZ stand for?

tahoe07 is 100% correct.

In years past (on other vehicles) the monickure LS for instance was an acronym for "Luxury Sport" and LT = "Luxury Touring" but in recent years these acronyms have become diluted with the addition of extra characters such as: “LSi” and “LTZ” which obviously have no meaning.

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Old  June 6th, 2007, 11:36 AM
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RE: What does LS, LT and LTZ stand for?

See if this works...

LS = Luxury Sort of
LSI = Luxury Sort of - Intermediate
LT = Luxury Top-grade
LTZ = Luxury Top-grade with Zing

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Old  May 27th, 2015, 10:04 AM
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tahoe07 is 100% correct.

In years past (on other vehicles) the monickure LS for instance was an acronym for "Luxury Sport" and LT = "Luxury Touring" but in recent years these acronyms have become diluted with the addition of extra characters such as: “LSi” and “LTZ” which obviously have no meaning.
I have not seen a LSi latley but they all have meaning. While the letters may not represent a specific word they still designate a specific trim and option level. The LTZ is the luxury trim package and the Z represents it as being the highest level of options that come standard in that package as Z is the last letter of the alphabet. LSi was only used on the Chevy prism and geo metro that I am aware seeing I was a GM service manager for 7 years. I can only speculate that perhaps it means intermediate as I never cared enough to find out. Those car in my opinion were throw away vehicles. The LSi was not a base model and did have more options such as power windows etc. I just purchased a 2015 Silverado 4x4 LTZ and there is a huge difference between a lS or a LT compared to my LTZ. So it does have a actual designation.


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Old  May 27th, 2015, 11:29 AM
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They're simply designators of the various trim/option levels.

Don't forget, there are subsets of the LT designation, not sure if they carried into the new 2014+ trucks.

LS is generally cloth seating, LT and higher is leather seating.

Base/no designation - fleet/government
LS
LT
1LT
2LT
3LT
LTZ

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Old  May 27th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Dammit, that's not a Z... ummm

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Old  May 27th, 2015, 7:49 PM
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LS = less stuff


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