The Chevrolet Tahoe is a sports utility vehicle Chevrolet brand.
On the same platform as the GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade based, he was introduced in October 1994 as a replacement for the former Chevrolet Blazer.
The first generation of the Tahoe was structurally identical to the last generation model of the blazer. With the introduction of the GMT921 Tahoe is now produced in the third generation. In the basic version of the Chevrolet Tahoe offers space for five passengers, but can be expanded with an optional third rear seat up to seven seats. As drive three V8 engines with cylinder deactivation is available that selectively driving the rear or all four wheels via a four - or six-speed automatic transmission. Alternatively, a hybrid version is available.
The elongated shape of the Tahoe is sold as the Chevrolet Suburban.
Tahoe ( GMT400, 1994-1999)
The Chevrolet Tahoe is based on the GMT400 truck chassis. Until autumn 1994, Chevrolet built the Chevrolet Blazer exclusively as a three-door model, then this was renamed Tahoe and both three-and five-door also built. The vehicle equipped with rear - wheel drive.
The end of 1999 a limited version of the Tahoe was introduced, which was a sporty design and only available in black. So bumpers, side skirts and radiator grille are painted in body color. In the front apron there were standard fog lights. There were no roof rack available and the car was standard on 16 " aluminum wheels. Moreover, he was lowered by 51 mm and had a more dimensioned brake system, to underscore the sporty aspect.
Chevrolet Tahoe Limited Edition
Tahoe ( GMT820, 1999-2006)
At the end of 1999, the Tahoe got some visual and technical retouching. This model was based on the now GMT820 truck chassis of the Chevrolet Silverado. In this chassis, the most noticeable change is that of the rear axle. This will save more driving comfort offer the vehicle also enhanced driving safety.
The basic shape of the body has been maintained; only generally designed softer and rounded. The interior and dashboard were revised and adapted to the softer forms.
Instead of the known from the previous 5.7 -liter Vortec V8, two new engines are available: a 4.8 -liter V8 ( 205 kW/275 hp) or a 5.3 -liter V8 ( 213 kW / 285 hp). Both are now giving more power from as known from the previous engine, and use less fuel.
From autumn 2003, Chevrolet built the first time his new Stabilitrak stability program in the Tahoe one.
Chevrolet Tahoe FBI Police
Tahoe ( GMT921, since 2006)
The end of 2006 presented third generation of the Tahoe is based on the GMT900 truck chassis.
The Tahoe has been thoroughly revised for the 2007 model year. He looks much edgier than the second generation. The interior was modified with a redesigned dashboard, new seats and new door panels.
The Tahoe is available with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The new generation brings improvements in efficiency. The extra urban fuel consumption improved from 12.4 l/100 km ( 19 mpg ) to 11.2 l/100 km (22 mpg ) thanks to cylinder deactivation designated as Active Fuel Management. The consumption in cities remained constant at 15.7 l/100 km (16 mpg ).
With this generation Chevrolet offered for the first time with in community work with Chrysler Advanced Hybrid System 2 developed a hybrid version of the vehicle. This so-called two-mode hybrid version offered a revised V8 with 6.0 liters displacement and 244 kW ( 332 hp) and standard automatic transmission. In addition, there are two electric motors 50 kW, which is fed by a 300 volt battery at the rear seat. Up to a speed of 45 km / h Tahoe runs thus exclusively with electrical energy. In this way, the city of Tahoe consumption drops by 50 percent, the average consumption of 10.7 liters or 30 percent. There was also a hybrid version of the Chevrolet Malibu. This production, however, was reinstated. This is from 2013, the Chevrolet Silverado Pick Up in a hybrid version. From model year 2011, the 5.3 -liter V8 engine with now 235 kW (320 hp ) has been available since autumn 2010.
Chevrolet Tahoe of the Portland Police Department
The Chevrolet Tahoe was voted Motor Trend Truck of the Year by the American magazine in 1996.