The new generation Chevrolet Tahoe made its world debut with months before being put on sale in mid-2020. Next to the new Suburban, the 2021 Tahoe will be built at GM’s Arlington, Texas assembly facility, which has received more than $1.4 billion in investments since 2015.
The new Tahoe has been heavily updated, and starts with a new architecture featuring an independent rear suspension and longer wheelbase. These changes improved passenger accommodations, cargo capacity, driving dynamics and exterior proportions.
The 2021 Tahoe rides on a 4.9-inch (125 mm) longer wheelbase and is 6.7-inches longer. As a result it offers 40 percent more third-row legroom and 66 percent greater cargo volume behind the third row.
The 2021 Tahoe is offered with a choice of three engines. As standard there is 5.3-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 355 horsepower. This version comes with the LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premier models. The High Country version gets a 6.2 liter V-8 engine rated at 420 horsepower. All models can also be ordered with an optional Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel that delivers a total of 277 horsepower and 460 pounds feet of torque.
Just like with the Suburban, the 2021 Tahoe comes with standard LED headlamps and LED taillamps, an active front grille shutters that close at certain times on the highway to enhance aerodynamics and dual exhaust on Premier and High Country models.
Big updates were also made on the interior. The 2021 Tahoe now offers expanded glass areas, including an available panoramic sunroof. All models will be offered with a standard 10-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, while a 15-inch diagonal Head-Up Display is offered as standard on High Country and available on Premier. The rear-seat media pack includes dual 12.6-inch-diagonal LCD touchscreens, with each screen offering independent connections, so passengers can watch different content on each side.
Prices for the new Tahoe will be announced closer to market launch.