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The much-awaited version of Chevy’s Tahoe gets bigger and better for the year 2021. Changes have been made all over to make the already hard to miss Tahoe even better. But the wait for this updated Chevy had been a long time coming after they updated their Silverado lineup last year.
The addition of a handful of smart features will make a world of difference for people looking to own a brand-new Tahoe. For starters, the new Tahoe is built on an entirely new platform, which Chevrolet refers to as “unibody-on-frame”. Consequently, this Tahoe is 7 inches longer and 5 inches wider than the outgoing model.
In addition, the new platform allows the middle row to slide 10 inches back and forth which increases overall capacity by one-third in comparison to the previous Tahoe. Besides being more accommodating for occupants, the 2021 Tahoe will also free-up about 66% of additional cargo space. With additional cargo space comes additional cargo, and the guys at Chevy realized it. Keeping that in mind, even the loading bay has been lowered by 5 inches to make loading and unloading just that much easier. Surprising, the things that can be achieved simply by reworking the platform!
But the Tahoe isn’t just a working mule, at least not anymore. The optional MagneRide Control shock absorbers make for some impressive off-roading capabilities. Even the standard four-link suspension can be adjusted to raise or lower this Tahoe. Equipping it further with chassis airbags will make the Tahoe even more competent while tackling trails besides improving efficiency on highways. At the same time, while the 10-inch touchscreen display is the biggest in competition, 4G LTE compatibility will ensure that you’re never off-grid.
Offering these features, and some more will be five different variants of the 2021 Tahoe. The lineup will begin with the LS, followed by LT, Z71, RST, Premier and, top-of-the-line, High Country. Besides the several trims, the Tahoe will also allow you to choose from as many as 3 engine choices.
The 5.3-liter V8, pushing out 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. torque will be offered as standard. In case that doesn’t cut it for you, there’s the 6.2-liter V8, standard on the High Country, producing power in excess of 420 hp. Lastly, there’s the 3.0-liter turbodiesel churning 277 hp. The Z71 variant will come equipped with this powertrain as standard. Regardless of the choice of powertrain, power will be manipulated via a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The list of other standard features will include automatic start-stop function, direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and GM’s cylinder-deactivation feature. Being built in GM’s Arlington plant in Texas, further details about the 2021 Tahoe’s price, towing and payload capacity will be declared when this Chevy hits the market in summer next year.