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.
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.
GM today announced pricing for the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon Hybrids, the only full-size, fully capable SUVs whose two-wheel-drive (2WD) models offer the same EPA city fuel economy as a conventional four-cylinder midsize car.
The EPA rating is out for the new dual mode hybrid version of the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon: 21 city, 22 highway. This is under the EPA’s new mileage rating system, which generally reports lower numbers than the system used in previous years. It contrasts with 14/20 for the non-hybrid gasoline version.
This is for a vehicle weighing almost 6000 lbs. with a 322 hp V-8 engine and a 6,200 lbs. towing capacity, not snuffle-nose compact with grocery cart wheels. Prices are (...) > Full story
Chevrolet Tahoe is the industry’s best-selling full-size SUV. It was comprehensively redesigned for 2007, giving customers the capability expected of a full-size SUV with a sharper, more precise driving feel, more power with improved, segment-leading fuel economy, increased interior refinement and improved quietness.
General Motors Corp., Carnegie Mellon University and other partner companies are developing a self-driving Chevrolet Tahoe to compete in the 2007 Urban Challenge competition, created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The DARPA Urban Challenge competition will be held Nov. 3 in the western United States. The unmanned Tahoe will have to navigate safely through a 60-mile urban area course with merging traffic, stop signs and busy intersections in less than six hours (...) > Full story