A number of GM dealers have uploaded videos to their respective YouTube channels showing the new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe models they have recently taken delivery of. A number of different trim levels are shown in these videos, including the High Country, Z71 and Texas Edition. Not surprisingly, it seems GM may be prioritizing the production of more well-equipped and more expensive versions of the Tahoe before releasing base and mid-tier models.
To recap, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country is the new top trim level available on the full-size SUV. High Country models can be easily identified by the unique chrome grille with bronze accents, chrome 22-inch wheels and High Country badging. Vehicles in this trim also get High Country sill plates and seat embroidery and an expanded number of interior upholstery options. All Tahoe High Country models feature the 6.2L L87 V8 engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission and Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
The Tahoe Z71, meanwhile, is the well-known off-road focused variant of the full-size SUV. The new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe gets an abundance of unique equipment that sets it apart from other trims, including a unique front fascia and grille, red tow hooks, Z71 badging, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires and black and chrome exterior accents. These models also come standard with a two-speed transfer case and HIll Descent Control. Only the 5.3L L84 V8 is on offer with the Z71 trim.
Also arriving at dealers recently is the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Texas Edition. The Texas Edition is available on LT and Premier trim levels, and requires either the Luxury Package or LT Signature Package. It bundles equipment from various popular equipment groups together and also features unique Lone Star edition badging to woo Texas-based buyers.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 GMC Yukon began rolling off the assembly line at the Arlington Assembly plant in Texas in late June after COVID-19 forced GM to close the plant in March. The automaker is focusing on building the Tahoe and Yukon for now, with plans to add the extended Suburban and Yukon XL models at a later date. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV will also enter production in Arlington later this summer.
One option not available on the 2021 Tahoe and Yukon currently is the 3.0L LM2 Duramax I-6 turbodiesel engine. The engine, which is available on every Tahoe trim level except the off-road oriented Z71, is not expected to find its way into the 2021 Tahoe until later this year.
The 2021Chevrolet Tahoe starts at $55,095 with destination.