All-New 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Makes Regional Debut at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show
DUBAI – Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Tahoe full-size SUV– all-new version of the brand’s best-selling model in the Middle East. It offers more functionality, greater refinement, new safety features and an increased range of advanced technologies to appeal to a customer group that wants the unique combination of features a Tahoe provides.
All-new styling advances the Tahoe’s design, which contributes to a quieter ride. A more-efficient, direct-injected EcoTec3 powertrain coupled with improved aerodynamics help offer greater estimated highway fuel economy based on GM testing while preserving overall performance and capability. Official fuel economy estimates are not yet available.
“Tahoe has been the Chevrolet’s best-selling model in the region for several years,” said Maurice Williams, President and Managing Director of GM Middle East Operations. “There are several new features and enhancements at the core of the all-new 2015 Tahoe that will extend the legacy Chevrolet has built as the segment leader. Customers will experience greater refinement, efficiency and safety with the same capability that has made Chevrolet the go-to brand for the full-size SUV.”
“The Chevrolet Tahoe will continue to be a dominant force in the marketplace and provide great value for our customers, Chevrolet and General Motors," said Dan Ammann, GM executive vice president and CFO. "This is an important and profitable segment and we have set the bar high to ensure we provide our customers with the great quality and performance they expect and deserve."
The new 2015 Tahoe has been designed for today’s active families needing space for everyone and everything. Tahoe continues to offer legendary roominess, unmatched functionality, connectivity and first-class amenities. New functionality and technology features for 2015 include:
- All-new aluminum EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine features state-of-the-art technologies, including direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system
- Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature
- Approximately two inches greater legroom for second-row passengers, along with easier entry/exit
- Available eight-inch color touch screen radio with next-generation MyLink connectivity
- Up to six USB ports and six power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet – to support electronic devices of all kinds (up to 12 charging locations)
- Available rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-ray DVD player
- Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
- Keyless entry and push-button start.
The new Tahoe will be built at GM’s Arlington, Texas assembly plant. It will arrive in dealerships in the Middle East in the second half of 2014.
Tahoe’s all-new aluminum 5.3L V-8 engine features state-of-the-art technologies, including direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system, designed to deliver most power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.
Improved engine mounts, enhanced electronic throttle control, adaptive exhaust systems, improved aerodynamics and other technologies help the engines operate in four-cylinder mode more often with Active Fuel Management, further increasing efficiency.
The engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, featuring TapShift control, Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking.
First-class comfort, unmatched capability and rewarding driving experience
The 2015 Tahoe is engineered to deliver the customer a quieter, more-controlled ride and improved steering and braking feel. It all starts on a stronger, fully boxed, perimeter frame, which supports payload and trailering capability that body-frame-integral crossovers and SUVs cannot match. The all-new Tahoe will offer today’s customers the capability of a truck and the amenities of a luxury vehicle.
The driving experience of the new SUV is further enhanced with:
- A stronger frame and a wider rear track that contributes to a more planted stance
- LTZ models include third-generation magnetic ride control, a real-time damping system that delivers more precise body motion control by “reading” the road every millisecond and changing damping in just five milliseconds.
- Eighteen-inch standard wheels that are a half-inch wider, reducing tire flex for improved cornering performance. Twenty- and 22-inch wheels are available.
- New, electric variable-assist power steering system enhances fuel economy and tailors steering assist to vehicle speed.
- New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife™ brake rotors that offer up to double the service life, along with brake pedal revisions that improve pedal feel for stronger-feeling, more-confident braking performance.
The exterior designs of the 2015 Tahoe is more refined and precisely sculpted. Not a single exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element is shared with Chevrolet’s full-size pick-ups, the 2014 Silverado.
“The designs of the all-new Tahoe reflects their greater functionality, technology and refinement, forging a new presence for Chevrolet SUVs that’s conveyed with unmistakable brand heritage,” said Ken Parkinson, executive director of design.
New inlaid doors fit into the body side openings instead of over the top of the body, significantly improving the quietness of the interior cabin and contributing to improved aerodynamics – an attribute that helps the vehicles slip through the air on the highway with less drag for greater efficiency. A lightweight aluminum hood and lift gate panels also enhance efficiency through reduced overall mass.
Projector-beam headlamps flank the Chevrolet-signature dual-port grille – chrome on all models – and sweep into the front fenders. High-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lamps are included on the up level LTZ model.
Inside, premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the Tahoe’s blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function. A new instrument panel houses an available eight-inch color touch screen radio with a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen The compartmentalized center console is large enough to store a laptop or iPad.
360 degrees of safety
The 2015 Tahoe incorporates new technologies – including radar – that contributes to 360 degrees of crash avoidance and occupant protection. Standard and available features include forward collision alert, front park assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat is available and offers directional vibrations to alert the driver about potential crash threats.
It also offers the segment’s only front-seat center air bag on bucket-seat models, which is engineered to provide additional protection for drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes, where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle.
The new Chevrolet full-size SUV has also been designed with greater security features to prevent theft, including available window break in or glass-break, vertical-movement and interior movement sensors. Along with triggering the vehicle’s alarm systems, some of the features shut down key control systems to make it almost impossible to start or move the vehicle.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest automotive brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality and outstanding value. Chevrolet first ventured into the Middle East eight decades ago, and today is one of the most trusted automotive brands in the region. The Chevrolet portfolio includes award-winning cars such as the Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Camaro and Corvette, family crossovers such as the Captiva and Traverse, and SUVs and pickups including the Tahoe and Silverado. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at http://media.chevroletarabia.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chevroletarabia or by following @chevroletarabia on Twitter.