The Chevy Tahoe was introduced in 1994 as the rebadged full sized Chevy Blazer. In 1995, the Tahoe received an overhaul and was reintroduced with a 4 door version.
The Tahoe/Yukons were based on the Suburban and shared the GMT400 platform but were shorter in length than the Suburban. Built on a true truck chassis, the Tahoe is based on the full size pickup truck, the Silverado. Both two-door and four-door models were produced as well as rear wheel and four wheel drive. Autotrac and Onstar were added as options in 1998.
A Chevrolet Tahoe Limited Edition was introduced in the year 2000 but was only produced for one year. Two new engines were also offered for the 2000 model year. One was the 4.8 Liter Vortec small block V8. Although smaller the the 5.7 Liter it replaced, it produced more power.
To promote the Tahoe in 2007, the suv was featured on The Apprentice. A contest was held that allowed entrants to put together their own commercial for the New Tahoe.
The Chevrolet Hybrid Tahoe made its debut in fall of 2007 with a base package price of around $50,000. The hybrid uses a 6.0 liter v8 engine and two electric motors that charge a 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery and the vehicle can run either on gasoline alone, battery alone or a combination of the two. The starting price for the 2009 model has increased to $51,405 for the base package.
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