General Motors offers a wealth of off-roader models, with no end in sight when it comes to new trail-ready iterations of The General’s most popular vehicles. That includes next-level off-roader models under the ZR2 sub-brand, with just a few recent examples being the Chevy Colorado ZR2, Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2, and Chevy Silverado HD ZR2. The question is – will GM offer a new Chevy Tahoe ZR2 as well? If so, what might it look like?
At present, the most rugged Chevy Tahoe available is the Z71, which rivals the likes of the Ford Expedition Timberline. Meanwhile, the Wagoneer, Nissan Armada, and Toyota Sequoia don’t offer off-road specific trim levels.
The Chevy Tahoe Z71 is already equipped with a wealth of equipment that enhances its off-road prowess, including a performance front skid plate, red recovery hooks, a high-approach front bumper and fascia, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with Technical Gray pockets and 20-inch all-terrain tires, and available Adaptive Air Ride suspension, as well as black roof-mounted side rails and black assist steps. That said, an even-more capable Chevy Tahoe ZR2 would be a unique offering in the segment.
Which brings us to the Chevy Tahoe Z71 Overlanding Concept. Making its formal in-the-metal introduction at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 2022 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Overlanding Concept takes the SUV’s off-roading utility even further thanks to a selection of components from the Chevrolet Accessories and Chevrolet Performance catalogues.
Highlights include 18-inch beadlock wheels with a body-color matched beadlock ring and 33-inch OD Mud/Terrain tires, A-pillar off-road lights from Lumen, black tubular assist steps, optional Magnetic Ride Control, and Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. There’s also a new cat-back exhaust, illuminated front and rear door sill plates, and the black roof rack cross rail package topped by a High Country 80-inch Premium Tent.
Although this concept is a few years old at this point, it may very well be where the Tahoe nameplate is headed when it comes to a next-level Chevy Tahoe ZR2 model. Naturally, we’ll be there to cover any updates as they happen, so remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Tahoe news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.