The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe just made its big debut alongside the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban earlier this month, breaking cover in an exclusive reveal event in Detroit. The next-gen Chevy Tahoe lineup includes an off-road-oriented Z71 model, which was just captured out in the wild for the very first time.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe features fresh styling, both inside and out. The Z71 model variant doubles down with a unique aesthetic for the front fascia, which not only provides a more rugged appearance, but also enables a higher approach angle. Up front, we see red tow hooks and a skid plate as well.
The profile give us a look at the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71’s 20-inch wheels and all-terrain tires. Further styling bits include Z71 exterior badging, plus black and black-chrome exterior accents, the latter of which look particularly tasty against the white paint.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 is equipped with the naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8 gas engine as standard. Output is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift.
The Z71 model also comes standard with four-wheel drive, and includes a two-speed transfer case and Hill Descent control for extra prowess off road.
Under the skin, the next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe is constructed on the GM T1 vehicle platform, and features a new independent multilink rear suspension. The Z71 model is offered with a new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension setup with automatic load leveling and ride height adjustment with up to four inches of adjustment. Magnetic Ride Control is also on offer.
Inside, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 comes standard with a 4.2-inch-diagonal driver information screen, as well as a 10-inch-diagonal color touchscreen as standard.