General Motors just unveiled the all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe last December, with dealer deliveries in the U.S ramping up over the summer following a brief production delay resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Inevitably, some of these SUVs will end up wrecked, just like the 2021 Tahoe Z71 model we see here.
Of course, there are arguably several different levels to the term “wrecked,” but in this case, the phrase “completely and utterly totalled” is fitting. Found on the online auto auctions website Copart, this 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71 looks like it got thrown into a shallow mud pit at high speed, then subsequently rolled hard. The entire driver’s side of the vehicle is torn away, with the front suspension, fender, and doors ripped off. Pictures of the interior show deployed airbags surrounding the driver’s seat, demonstrating just how bad this crash truly was.
The reverse side of this wrecked 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71 is mud streaked and dented up, with a huge chunk of muddy grass wedged between the door and fender.
The listing places this lot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with an estimated retail value of $61,495, plus the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 mounted under the hood. As for what’s it’s worth now, well, that’s hard to say, as it’s unclear what’s actually salvageable on this utterly ruined 4×4.
Whatever the story is, we hope all involved made it out okay.
As a reminder, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71 is an off-road focused trim level with standard 4WD traction, a redesigned front fascia and higher approach angle, a two-speed transfer case, Hill Descent Control, front skid plates, red tow hooks, 20-inch wheels, and all-terrain tires. The Z71 also comes with black and black-chrome exterior accents.
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