The Chevrolet Tahoe is one of General Motors’ full-size SUVs which takes most of its components from the GMC Yukon. Originally marketed as the Chevrolet K-Blazer, the Tahoe become its own entity in 1995 after the GMC K-5 Jimmy took on the Yukon name in 1992.
The current Chevrolet Tahoe is powered by a choice of four different engines. The first is a 4.8L V8 engine producing 295hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 5.3L V8 delivering 320hp and 340 lb-ft or torque and the third is a 6.2L V8 producing 395 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. The last engine option is the newest and part of the rising awareness to be environmentally conscious: a 6.0L V8/electric hybrid engine producing 332hp and 367 lb-ft of torque.
Chevrolet has already introduced a handful of SEMA -bound vehicles for a handful of its models. Now it’s the big boys’ turn to get their share of the spotlight.
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was only revealed a few months ago and expectations for the SUV are high, especially for a model that has received a surge in popularity in recent years.
At the 2013 SEMA Auto Show, the all-new Tahoe showed off its law-enforcement abilities with the Tahoe Police Concept, and just days later, GM released the production model. Unsurprisingly, the production version is literally identical to the concept.
As the name suggests, this SUV was treated to a full-on law-enforcement makeover, complete with a massive bull horn, emergency lights, police badging, and a new set of 17-inch steel wheels. Take a look inside and you’ll see a full gadgetry of police paraphernalia, including those mobile laptop computers, a police transmitter, and somewhere that we can’t see, we assume there are some firearms, or at least, firearm holsters in there, too.
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Black has always been one of our favorite colors on SUVs. It’s sleek, it’s intimidating and it’s all around bad-ass.
That’s probably why we immediately stood up and took notice of the SEMA -bound Chevrolet Tahoe Black Concept when the automaker released details of the concept SUV.
It’s definitely a stylized version of the fourth-generation Tahoe and something that we should hope to see in dealerships sometime in the coming year.
There aren’t a lot of noticeable upgrades done on the Tahoe Black Concept, but the overall package is definitely production worthy, especially when you see the all-black profile come with a blacked-out exterior trim to go with an aerodynamic body kit package, tinted headlamp lenses, tinted windows and a set of 22-inch, custom-painted wheels from Chevrolet Accessories.
Even the interior joined in on the black treatment, thanks to the fine leather Chevy dressed it up with to match the Carbon Flash Metallic trim accents.
It’s not the flashiest program you’ll ever see at the 2013 SEMA Auto Show, but for our money, it’s one of those concepts that will likely have a future outside of only being displayed in auto events. We don’t know when it’s going to be, but we have a feeling that the Chevrolet Tahoe Black Concept will be a production model soon.
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The first-generation Chevrolet Tahoe hit the market back in 1995, and up to this point, the model went through three generations. The model came as a replacement of the old full-size Blazer, but was little more than the Blazer with a new set of badges.
Over the years the SUVs offered by General Motors have enjoyed great success, so it’s no mystery as to why GM just kept them going with little revision. For example, back in 2012 Chevrolet sold more than 170,000 Tahoe models, and in the first quarter of 2013, sales jumped by an additional 16 percent. Apparently, Chevy wants to improve upon its sales numbers, as it has completely revised the Tahoe for the 2015 model year.
The model launched today marks the SUV ’s in its fourth generation, and it adds even more functionality, greater refinement, new safety features and an increased range of advanced technologies. For the new generation, Chevrolet is also adding in a direct-injected EcoTec3 engine that delivers better fuel economy and more power.
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Chevrolet launched the Tahoe back in 1992 as the badge-engineered replacement for the full-size Blazer. Since its release, it has carried the Blazer’s tradition of being one of the most successful models in the full-sized SUV segment.
It’s easy to understand why the Tahoe draws so much interest: it accommodates up to nine people, offers a powerful engine and it has tons of options to choose from. Over the years, more and more competitors have hit the market, giving the Tahoe plenty of competition to fend off, like the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia . The question is: can it handle it?
Buyer can order the 2014 Tahoe in a trio of trim levels — LS, LT and LTZ — and in two system configurations: rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. With this many options, there is a one Tahoe for every taste.
One big issue with the Tahoe is that its design is very, very, VERY long in the tooth and looks dated inside and out when compared to the competition. That comes as no surprise, given its last redesign was in 2007. There were plenty of rumors of a redesigned 2014 model, but that was put on hold and now all signs are pointing toward that redesign coming in the 2015 model year. Fortunately for Chevy, the entire full-size, body-on-frame SUV realm is behind the styling eight ball.
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At some point there should be a line that people should refrain from crossing, especially if it’s dangerous to their health, or in this case, their ear drums.
Apparently, Steve Meade Designs is a custom car audio shop that’s definitely not for the weak of heart. Unless you want to wear hearing aids for the rest of your life, then you probably should stay away from this audio madness.
The custom audio shop released a couple of videos featuring Steve Meade’s very own 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe , except that this is unlike any Tahoe you’ve ever seen before, thanks in large part to the four 18” subwoofers in the back and complemented by 13 amps, 10 6.5” mid speakers, and 10 1” tweeners.
All that bass in one trunk is tantamount to audio suicide, and as Meade demonstrates himself, even a thick phone book is no match.
Check out the videos and watch how those supposedly sturdy phonebooks were shredded into a million pieces in a matter of minutes. Yes, folks. Steve Meade’s audio system is definitely not for normal peeps like us.
The 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid came out at the tail end of 2007 and featured two-mode hybrid technology optimized for city and highway driving. The first mode allowed the driver to operate the vehicle at low speeds and low loads with the use of electric power only, engine power only or in any combination of engine and electric power. The second mode is used primarily for highway speeds with the advantage of using the full eight-cylinder engine power when the conditions demand it.
This type of technology is practically essential for an SUV’s survival in the more environment –friendly world we are becoming. This is why GeigerCars has gone a step further by transforming this two-mode into a tri-mode with the use of an LPG system. This LPG is the best environmental alternative to petrol and diesel fuel. Its gas tank holds 109 liters to allow the Tahoe Hybrid to travel adequate distances. The current price for LPG also allows for a cost reduction of 50% in comparison to other fuels. Geiger Cars is charging 56,000 Euros for Chevrolet Tahoe with an additional 4,000 Euros for the actual installation of the LPG system in Munich.
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid runs on a 6.0-Liter-V8 engine that produces 332 PS at 5,100 rpm and 498 Nm at 4,100 rpm mated to a four-stage automatic gear shift control system with overdrive.
For those of you who thought that all you had to look out for was a Crown Vic, Chevrolet has just given the fuzz something new to consider for their fleets. The American automaker has just announced that the 2010 Tahoe Police has the lowest life cycle cost of any vehicle in the law enforcement market. The cost efficiency analysis evaluated seven different factors including: depreciation expense, fuel costs, finance costs, opportunity costs, maintenance costs, repair costs, and cost to insure. After all the numbers were laid out between the Chevrolet Tahoe 2WD, Chevrolet Impala , Ford Crown Victoria , and Dodge Charger ; it was the Chevrolet Tahoe that came out on top due to its strong residual value.
Expanding its range of capabilities, Chevrolet now offers a new, 6.2L small-block V-8 in the Tahoe LTZ in 2008. Rated at 380 horsepower (283 kW) and equipped with advanced technologies, it is the most powerful engine offered in the Tahoe lineup. The new engine is backed by a fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid — the first General Motors vehicle to use the company’s all-new two-mode hybrid system — has been named Green Car Journal’s 2008 Green Car of the Year(R). The award was presented at a press conference this morning at the Los Angeles Auto Show.