Almost a year after the arrival of the 2021 Chevy Tahoe in U.S. dealerships, and going on sale in several other markets around the world, General Motors has just launched the full-size Chevrolet SUV in Russia. As a matter of fact, the automaker is already taking orders for the fifth-generation Tahoe in the Russian market, where it will go on sale next month.
Official Chevrolet dealers in Russia began accepting orders for the new 2021 Chevy Tahoe on June 8th, starting the pre-order period that will allow gauging demand for the new generation of the successful utility vehicle among Russian customers. The Tahoe is notably the brand’s best-selling nameplate in the world’s largest country.
In Russia, the all-new Chevy Tahoe is offered in two distinct trim levels, Z71 and RST, which were specially selected to meet the demands of large SUV customers in the Russian market. Both variants are combined with high-gloss Black Ice accents on the exterior, side steps and black bowties.
The two versions of the 2021 Chevy Tahoe differ in tire size and design, with 20-inch wheels for the Z71 and 22-inchers for the RST, along with grille design pattern, various trim elements and other options. For example, the Z71 will include an automatic hill descent control system and a more capable air filter. However, the new adaptive Air Ride Suspension is standard on the new Tahoe for the Russian market.
Mechanically, the new-generation Chevy Tahoe units will arrive in Russia with the naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8 engine that develops 343 horsepower and 378 pound-feet of torque in this application, mated to GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the standard feature list includes a 4×4 drivetrain with an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case that strengthens its capabilities.
The all-new Chevy Tahoe will go on sale on July 1st in the entire network of the brand’s dealerships in the Federative Republic of Russia. The arrival of the next-generation model marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the legendary SUV, which has a high level of appeal and will revive GM’s sales in the Russian market. The suggested retail prices of the two 2021 Tahoe variants are as follows:
- Tahoe Z71: 5,999,000 RUB (about $82,900 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Tahoe RST: 6,099,000 RUB ($84,300 USD)