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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe is the industry’s full-size SUV. It was comprehensively for 2007, giving customers the expected of a full-size SUV with a more precise driving more power with segment-leading fuel economy, interior refinement and improved

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Chevy another leap forward in the and the world for ’08 with the of the Tahoe Hybrid. It features the first production 2-Mode hybrid propulsion system, offers a 25-percent overall in fuel economy. Better the fuel-saving advantages of the Tahoe are balanced with a superior experience and uncompromised capability.

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid the functionality and comfort of a full-size SUV a 2-Mode full hybrid that optimizes fuel in both city and highway the way most Americans use their said Tom Stephens, group president, GM Powertrain. “The Hybrid offers great 25-percent better overall economy and legendary Tahoe

Indeed, the Tahoe Hybrid the utility and capability customers in a full-size SUV. The Hybrid can tow up to pounds (2,721 kg). To its efficiency, the 6.0L V-8 engine is with GM’s Active Management™ technology, which between four- and eight-cylinder in certain driving situations.

All models are built on GM’s SUV platform, which incorporates such as a fully boxed coil-over-shock front suspension, steering and a premium interior bolsters the vehicle’s comfort, and capability. Wide front and tracks enhance handling and the center of gravity for a more road feel.

Tahoe is designed with safety in It delivers a 360-degree safety of occupant protection and crash-avoidance with features such as StabiliTrak stability control with rollover mitigation For 2008, Tahoe’s list of safety features is enhanced the inclusion of head-curtain side air bags on all models.

Previously, were optional on some

The 2008 Tahoe is available in LS, LT, LTZ and models (Hybrid with availability), with 2WD and 4WD. standard powertrain (except 2WD) includes an efficient V-8 with Active Fuel technology that seamlessly from eight-cylinder to four-cylinder to save fuel.

Additional for ’08 are minor, reflecting preferences and enhancing Tahoe’s They include a change to a bench seat in LS models provides convenient storage in the center section; woodgrain added to the forward center and brighter instrument pointers in the cluster. There are also two new colors: Blue Granite and Ruby Metallic.

Returning for 2008 is the Tahoe’s Z71 Off Road appearance package. optional package includes the Z71 Off suspension with high-pressure, monotube shocks, 18-inch tires, automatic-locking rear front recovery hooks, a skid plate and a high-capacity air Large, color-keyed fender an aggressive front fascia, tubular assist steps, door handle centers, mirror caps and chrome inserts provide a distinctive

Inside, a brushed metal-look wood grain accents for a rugged appearance. Also are leather-appointed bucket seats are available in solid Ebony, with Light Titanium and Ebony with Morocco inserts.

Also available on LTZ models is the Chrome Appearance which includes a stainless exhaust tip, chrome hooks and the choice of one of six 20-inch designs.

Power articulating boards are available. They smoothly with the vehicle’s but automatically move downward and when the doors are opened, a lower step-in height.

Hybrid details

The Vortec V-8 Tahoe Hybrid is expected to a composite fuel efficiency of 25 percent when combined Active Fuel Management deactivation technology. The Tahoe has a distinctive look befitting its powertrain; it is 10 mm lower in the front and has aerodynamic features compared to models. Special features, prominent hybrid badges and a Glacier Gold exterior complete the look.

GM, BMW and DaimlerChrysler co-developed the 2-Mode full system that will automatic transmission technology and controls in an integrated, powerful and system that can be used both gas and diesel engines. 2-Mode full hybrid in transit buses has been as the starting point for the GM-BMW collaboration. The design integrates automatic transmission technology a patented hybrid-electric drive to deliver the world’s first full hybrid.

The 2-Mode is hybrid technology with two optimized for city and highway In the first mode, at low speed and loads, the vehicle can operate in ways: electric power engine power only or in any of engine and electric power. operating with electric only, it provides all the fuel benefits of a full hybrid

Leaving the engine shut off for periods of time and moving electric power at low speed is key to fuel consumption in heavy and go traffic.

The second mode is primarily at highway speeds. In to electric assist, the second provides full eight-cylinder power when conditions it, such as when passing, a trailer or climbing a steep The second mode integrates electronic controls, such as Fuel Management, cam phasing, and valve closure, allowing more efficient engine

2-Mode system innovations for more efficient packaging its compact and powerful electric are designed to fit within the approximate of a conventional automatic transmission an advantage compared with typical single-mode systems rely on much larger motors.

A sophisticated controller when the vehicle should in either mode of the 2-Mode system. Input from the determines the necessary torque for the conditions and sends a corresponding to the engine and electric motors. The and electric motors transfer to a series of gears in the transmission, multiply torque similar to a automatic transmission to propel the

Unlike conventional continuously transmissions, however, the 2-Mode hybrid’s electrically controlled uses no mechanical belts or Shifts between the two modes are which means no engine changes are necessary for the mode to occur, resulting in ultra accelerations.

The 300-volt battery provides electric power for the and while it is larger than a automotive battery, it is designed to fit in the without compromising passenger Special converters located the vehicle’s hood convert the AC output to DC current and power 12-volt accessories, such as lighting, climate control and the The vehicle’s internal combustion provides power to charge the pack, so the vehicle doesn’t to be plugged in to keep the battery maintained.

Because the architecture can be to fit multiple vehicles and adapted to or diesel engines, the 2-Mode hybrid can be applied globally. In for example, where diesel are common in passenger vehicles, it can a significant reduction in fuel which would help meet the region’s ever-stringent dioxide emissions standard.

To maximize efficiency, the front of the Tahoe Hybrid is lowered 10 mm which provides additional benefits as well as a smoother and appearance. The hood and liftgate are of aluminum to trim weight, and the edges of the hood have streamlined.

The Tahoe Hybrid Chevy’s trademark dual-port with Chevy bowtie, but a larger intake to accommodate the powertrain’s higher airflow for cooling. The fascias are tuned at the and air dam, and the running boards are in front in an effort to guide around the wheel openings. badging appears on the C-pillar, on the liftgate and on the hitch cover.

aerodynamic refinements include of the D-pillar rearward, including the a CHMSL appliqué detail over the rear hatch and a panel under the back of the to facilitate airflow.

Lightweight, wheels with the lowest tires available for full-size further trim fuel and are complemented with a tuned to provide the ride and handling and attention to detail that expect from a totally vehicle.

Strength and quietness

features a stiff, fully frame, which reduces transmitted to the passenger cabin. The and accuracy of the frame also more precise mounting and of chassis and suspension components, also helps reduce Even the tires on the large, standard and 20-inch available were designed to reduce

Noise-reducing components and materials are throughout the body structure, the headliner material, door and front-of-dash area. The engine features a quiet-tuned alternator and an tuned engine cover dramatically reduces engine heard inside the vehicle. door seals help seal “pull away” at speeds, which can cause noise.

Also, Tahoe’s slippery shape, thanks to aerodynamics, streamlined exterior and roof rack, and tighter gap tolerances, makes Tahoe as it slices through the air.

quietness and smoothness are complemented by the suspension system, which is on LTZ. This segment-exclusive real-time damping system an extremely refined ride greatly reduced body The system consists of a semi-active, damping control system responds in real time to and driving conditions, based on and wheel motion sensors.

quietness and smoothness are complemented by its SUV capabilities. Tahoe 4WD models up to 8,200 pounds (3,720 kg) of capability. Features such as running boards and the popular Z71 Off appearance package are available, the Tahoe’s levels of convenience and

Efficient V-8 family

A small-block V-8 powers the Tahoe lineup. Active Fuel Managementtechnology enables better fuel When combined with vehicle-wide features, including aerodynamics, the small-block V-8 helps the Tahoe the segment’s best economy.

A Vortec 5.3L V-8 320 horsepower (239 kW)* and 340 of torque (461 Nm)* Active Fuel Management and E85 capability is standard in 4WD models and E85 is a renewable fuel made of 85 ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. GM with E85 capability can run on 100 percent or on E85 or any combination of the two.

A Vortec V-8 is standard on Tahoe 2WD base

Tahoe’s steeply raked and smoother roofline improve its resulting in a best-in-class 0.363 cd and highway fuel economy. contributors to efficiency include a wider front air dam, tolerances and gaps between the lamps and grille openings, and front-end sealing that eliminates air leak paths. features contribute to enhanced economy and improved driving compared to previous models.


Redesigned in ’07, the design is lean and agile with large wheels and a track enhancing Tahoe’s capable stance. Sleek also contribute to the look, a more steeply raked and smoother roofline accentuating the length.

Tahoe features the new of Chevrolet with a large gold bowtie, centered on a horizontal grille. The body-colored surround is inset with an texture or available chrome Fog lamps and headlamps feature optics.

The lower fascia, the front license plate and integrated recovery hooks, is styled with a skid look that enhances rugged, off-road appearance.

front end reflects its sporty, character. It includes the fast-rake a bulging power dome a prominent new fender design integrated wheel flares; a new grille and headlamps; and a full-wrap The wraparound fascia, which the conventional bumper-to-body gap, is one of the attributes that give the a more refined look, also enhancing aerodynamics.

complementing Tahoe’s sporty is an assortment of 17-inch and 20-inch Seventeen-inch wheels and tires are with 20-inch factory-installed available (standard on LTZ). The wheels give the vehicle a confident stance.

Tahoe also offers articulated running boards. blend smoothly with the design, but automatically move and outward when the doors are providing a lower step-in

Interior refinement

The ’08 is available in three trim LS, LT and LTZ, with the high-volume LT level offered with LT-2 and LT-3 equipment Two-wheel drive and four-wheel models are available. All models well equipped with safety, comfort and convenience Available features include:

fold-and-tumble second-row seat

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vehicle starting system

and second-row heated seats

Rear Parking Assist

camera system

Touch-screen system

DVD rear-seat entertainment with larger, eight-inch and enhanced features

Refinements Tahoe’s spacious interior an environment that exudes and precision, as well as comfort. A color scheme offers and low-gloss materials for the instrument and other trim pieces. details include LED backlighting for the and chrome accents on instruments and Flush-mounted accessories and controls, as the climate control/radio center create a seamless, “single appearance.

Also, there are no exposed metal hardware or as all models feature enclosing around the seat bottoms and sill trim plates.

and security

The Tahoe features a perimeter safety system of protection and crash avoidance Standard features include curtain side air bags rollover protection for all seating and front-seat safety belt that are linked to the vehicle s system to provide segment-exclusive in rear-end crashes.

The roof-mounted curtain air bags include features that provide rollover protection and occupant These head curtain air bags stay inflated than air bags developed for side impacts, since incidents can last longer. The duration and other design of the air bags combine to provide occupant protection and the ability to keep occupants inside the

Sensors located at the front of the in the side doors and within the compartment provide increased and immediate crash detection.

avoidance is bolstered through design and driver control such as wider front and tracks, as well as more suspensions including a new coil-over-shock suspension design and new rack-and-pinion The vehicles are built on a stronger and fully boxed frame contributes to enhanced crash management. The front frame has been designed to optimize progression, resulting in improved absorption efficiency.

The improved crush performance, by hydroformed frame rails and chassis component packaging, comprehends design provisions for vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility in the event of a impact with a smaller

Additional safety and security include:

Standard StabiliTrak control system with mitigation technology

Standard driver s front air bag

Standard outboard-front passenger air bag with Sensing System

Standard seat safety belt with rear-impact deployment

Standard tire pressure system

Available rain-sensing system

Available Ultrasonic Parking Assist that can certain stationary objects in the path of the vehicle and send an warning sound and display via LEDs on the right D-pillar

rearview camera system to provide the driver with a of people or objects in the rearward of the vehicle

Standard pull-up/push-down window switches

All models with the OnStar system. The includes the General Motors Automatic Crash Notification system, making crash available to emergency services to dispatch the appropriate life-saving and equipment to crash scenes If the vehicle is in a crash that an air bag, the OnStar system notifies an OnStar advisor, who check on the occupants or summon help if necessary. OnStar can assist authorities in locating a if it is reported stolen (ability to stolen vehicles varies conditions).

All ’08 Tahoe LT and LTZ feature OnStar’s Directions package, which includes Navigation.

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