Among the several vehicles that General Motors will present at this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas will be the 2022 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Overlanding Concept – a kitted-out version of the Tahoe that comes equipped with everything needed for a weekend of off-roading and camping.
Based on the current 2022 Chevy Tahoe Z71, the Overlanding Concept comes with GM’s Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, along with 18-inch concept beadlock wheels shod in knobby 33-inch tires. There’s also an Off Road Recovery Kit, Air Design black-painted fender flares, black tubular side assist steps and, most importantly, a High Country 80-inch premium tent by Freespirit Recreation. This tent is large enough to sleep three to five people and features the company’s tri-layer technology for additional warmth.
Under the hood of the 2022 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Overlanding Concept is GM’s 5.3L L84 V8 engine, which has a factory output of 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. In the 2022 Chevy Tahoe, the L84 engine pairs up with the GM 10-speed automatic transmission and in this case, four-wheel-drive with an Autotrac two-speed transfer case.
The concept SUV is otherwise identical to a stock Tahoe Z71, feature Red Recovery Hooks with a skid plate, black Chevy bowtie emblems, a black grille, black side roof rails, and a black rear bumper applique. It also appears to feature a set of the Baja Designs Squadron Sport Lamps from the Chevrolet Accessories catalog, which provide some additional forward visibility when off-roading at nighttime.
The purpose of this concept is to show Chevy customers how the Tahoe can be customized and outfitted with off-roading in mind. It puts a particular emphasis on overlanding, as the name suggests, which is essentially a combination of off-roading and camping that enables participants to reach off-grid campsites and other remote locations with their vehicles.