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History of the Chevrolet Tahoe

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The Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the most iconic full-size SUVs in the world, perhaps only rivaled by its larger sibling, the Suburban. In its 25-year history, the Tahoe has combined segment-leading levels of practicality, high-tech features, and sheer rugged style. Take a look at the history of the Chevrolet Tahoe to see how far it’s come.

It Started in 1995

The first Tahoe launched in 1995 as a rebadged Chevy K5 Blazer sharing a platform with both the Suburban and the Yukon. It could seat up to six passengers in both two- and four-door configurations. Thanks to its ruggedness and capability, it was soon sought after by government agencies, and Chevy quickly began creating the Tahoe pursuit vehicle for law enforcement. A short while later, the military started using the Tahoe too.

Teenage Years

The Chevy Tahoe grew into its own as it entered new generation after generation in 2000, 2007, and 2015. Its first major redesign saw the introduction of a third row, expanding seating for up to nine passengers. The third-gen model improved aerodynamics and eventually added a hybrid model. In 2015, the Tahoe became truly modernized, with such features as automatic emergency braking and standard built-in Wi-Fi®.

Fifth Generation

For the 2021 model year, the Tahoe is entering its fifth generation. It includes a host of significant upgrades like more standard safety features, a cool adaptive suspension, and a new turbodiesel engine. We’re excited to see where Chevy takes the Tahoe from there.

If you’re in the market for a full-size SUV, it’s hard to beat the Chevrolet Tahoe. Check out this SUV icon at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland.

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Production Started

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Portland, ME

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is officially in production as of late June, after it was announced last year and then saw development delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ford is taking precautions while assembling the new Tahoe, as well as the 2021 Yukon, but there are already vehicles leaving the factory.

There’s a lot to be excited about with the new Chevy Tahoe, which will see quite a few changes for the 2021 model year. It’s getting bigger, for one, with more cargo space and legroom, making this already beloved family SUV even more practical for parents and comfortable for kids.

The 2021 Tahoe will come with three engine options, including a new Duramax turbodiesel that puts out 460 lb-ft of torque and lower horsepower, for outstanding hauling capability that saves you money on fuel. The Tahoe will also come with a new standard independent multilink rear suspension, letting the rear tires respond to road conditions independently of the front tires for a smoother ride.

The new Tahoe will offer a new 10-inch touchscreen along with smart technologies like available wireless charging. Chevy has also equipped the 2021 model with more safety technologies, including Automatic Emergency Braking and Rear Park Assist.

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Chevrolet Expects 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban to Lead Segment

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The 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are back, helping to raise the bar for the full-size SUV segment. These two models are entering a new generation, which means there are some changes you should know about.

These changes include a new inline-six diesel engine option, a push-button shifter, and the models’ first-ever independent rears suspension for a smoother ride. With these new additions, along with a sportier style, General Motors believes that these two SUVs will continue their domination of their segment.

“To prepare for this launch, we’ve invested more than $1.4 billion in Arlington since 2015, including an all-new paint shop, body shop, and many other state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “Which leads to my final point: the reason we invested all of that and worked so hard to develop these new SUVs – we are here to win.”

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe sales currently account for 31% of the full-size SUV segment, while the Suburban is 15%, highlighting how Chevrolet leads this particular class of vehicles.

For the 2021 model year, the Tahoe and Suburban see some space increases and improved driving dynamics. The cargo space behind the Tahoe’s third row grew by 66 percent, while the Suburban gets 19% more room behind its first-row seats. Along with this, the SUV-focused interior offers up to five display screens throughout the cabin, while boasting a best-in-class nine camera views and trailering features.

To experience America’s favorite full-size SUVs for yourself, pay us a visit at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland to test drive the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban.


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