The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 had its premiere at the Texas State Fair. The same fair also hosted the unveiling of the Suburban Z71. The Z71 package will make the Tahoe model look a bit different than the regular model, and it will also enhance the model’s off-road capabilities. Therefore, the new model will bring some interesting new features, which will be a treat to all those who love a good SUV. The new Tahoe Z71 will have a slightly changed exterior and interior, a powerful mill under the hood and some small tweaks on the overall performance. The design changes will not be drastic; they will 0nly feature some small, additional details which will be added on the current overall shape and size. These tweaks will make the new model look more aggressive and dominant. The interior will be restyled in the same way, while the powertrain will use a 5.3-liter V8 unit. This mill will provide the Tahoe Z71 with more than enough power for an exciting and fun drive, though it will have a bit bad fuel economy. However, this model is not about economics, but it is all about the full experience of driving the full-size SUV.
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 Appearance
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 will use the current model’s design as the basis for its own appearance. Though the new model will keep the same shape and size with the regular Tahoe, it will come with certain details which will make the difference. Aside from the Z71 badges on the SUV’s body, it will also come with bigger and more dominant grille, new fog lights and a restyled front bumper. While the front end is full of tweaks and changes, the rear end will remain almost unchanged. In addition, the new Tahoe Z71 will also have bigger wheels, now using the 18-inch off-road Goodyear tires. They will be paired with excellent Duralifer rotors for brakes.
Chassis And Suspension Update
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 will feature an updated and improved chassis and suspension. The new model will have better traction as it will use a system that automatically locks the rear differential. Also, it will feature a Hill Decent Control system, which is a high-tech system which improves the SUV’s off-road performance quite a bit. The new Tahoe Z71 will also have its rear tack increased and it will come with heavy-duty Rancho shock absorbers. There are other numerous features which will contribute to better handling, better performance and slightly improved fuel economy.
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 Interior
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 will keep the current interior design. However, that doesn’t mean that there will be no changes in the cabin. Though they won’t be aestethical, they will be important. The new model will feature some changes equipment-wise. There will be the latest OnStar 4G LTE system with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Also, the new model will feature a hands-free and wireless phone charging, numerous safety systems, a decent audio setup and much more.
EcoTec3 Engine And Specs
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 will come with a 5.3-liter V8 EcoTec3 engine, that delivers 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The same unit was used for the previous generations of the Tahoe, but its power output was smaller back then. Also, the predecessor offered another engine option, a bit bigger and more powerful mill, but since the demand for such unit was practically nonexistent, they decided to go with just this one. Though there are no official reports on the performance of the Tahoe Z71, some sources claim its top speed will be set at 140 mph, while it could reach 60 mph from a standstill in about nine seconds. The new model will use a six-speed automatic transmission.
2015 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Price
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 will come with LT 4WD trim only. Its price should be around $54,000. The new model will be released this fall.