2012 Chevrolet Tahoe | new car review

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 by

The Tahoe is ’s full-size SUV, which entered its third generation in 2007. The current generation 2012 Tahoe incorporates traditional SUV styling in a modern package. The Tahoe along with its other GM derivatives are more likely to be revised next year.

The Chevrolet family look is maintained upfront thanks to the twin horizontal grilles which are split by a big Chevy bowtie badge and flanked by large, square headlamps. The overall design is fuss free with minimum crease lines, giving the big Tahoe a butch yet clutter free look.

The Chevrolet Tahoe is available in four trim versions; LS, LT1, LT2 and LTZ. All variants are powered by a 365bhp 5.3-litre V8 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive.The engine is said to be powerful enough to deal with most on-road and excursions. Moreover the SUV’s high ground clearance and oriented features like lockable rear differentials, multilink coil spring rear suspension have earned it respectable off-road credentials.

There is even a Z71 off-road package available (standard on the LT2), which includes off-road suspension, automatic locking rear differential, Z71-specific exterior appearance, flared wheel arches, skid plate, high-capacity air cleaner and a special dashboard and interior trim.

The Tahoe’s interior is cavernous and features three rows seating capable of accommodating seven adults. Like the simple exterior design the interior too is basic though some may find it a bit low rent, especially on the lower trim versions. The LTZ however features many premium features and a more upmarket interior.

The LTZ comes fully loaded with tri-zone climate control, second row audio and climate controls, rear seat DVD entertainment system, powered liftgate, rear parking assist, remote starter, leather seats, heated and cooled front seats with power adjust, Bose audio system and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Specifications

Price: AED 150,000 – AED 210,000

Engine

5.3-litre V8
Max power: 365bhp
Max torque: 460Nm

Transmission

6-speed automatic

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