Produced by General Motors, Tahoe is full sized SUV that falls under the brand of Chevrolet. Most of its features and characteristics are similar to that of GMC Yukon. It was initially launched in 1992, at the same time GMC Yukon came out. The name of its predecessor, Blazer was kept until 1995 when Tahoe was first used as a name. Ever since its initial appearance, there have name 4 generations of this vehicle. It was only a year back when its last redesign happened. 2015 models of Yukon and Tahoe were completely different. Since it is relatively fresh, huge modifications and refreshments are not expected from 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: Redesign and Improvements
As mentioned before, the new generation of this SUV was launched only a year back and the currently running model is totally redesigned. Now, it runs on a K2XX platform, a new platform of the company. Specifically, Tahoe uses K2UC platform, while Yukon is based on K2UG platform. Apart from a totally different platform, the new model of this vehicle also featured totally new appearance, both inside and outside.
The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe will maintain both platform and appearance of previous year model. No changes are expected as far as a basic characteristic of the vehicle is concerned. Saying that, the company has already started to prepare some modifications for the 2016 model. So, it is very much possible that 2017 model will also get certain modifications and improvements. For instance, 2016 model is going to be offered with new colors along with new safety systems and headlamps. 2017 model might continue in the same way or get even further improvements. Basic characteristics shall not change but new features are expected, including upgraded infotainment system and possible design tweaks. As usual, interiors will remain spacious and comfortable.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: Engine and Performance
As far as the powertrain is concerned, the 2017 Chevy Tahoe will launch without any changes. Usually, the car manufacturer put their faith on those engine variants which are proven and tested. However, this time, it is a relatively new engine which was recently launched. This is an Ecotec 5.3 liter Flex Fuel V8 engine. This engine will be mated to a six speed auto transmission unit. It will be capable of generating approximately 355 HP along with 383 lb ft of maximum torque.
When it comes to the performance of the engine, it is hard to say anything regarding it as it is a relatively new unit. However, there are rumors that fuel economy of 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe will be even better than the current model. The anticipated fuel efficiency of this vehicle is 17 mpg on city roads and 24 mpg for a highway drive. Other performance numbers are yet to be revealed.
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: Price and Release
Even though the exact date is not known, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is expected to be released by next year. Since it will be coming with no major changes, it is expected that price will also remain almost same. This means that base model will be priced at $45,000 approximately while top model will be priced around $60,000.