The full size SUV Chevrolet Tahoe has been produced for the North American market since 1991 and has gone through five generations of redesign.
The first generation of Tahoe that was released in the early 1990’s was limited to several large displacement engines and a 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission.
Engine choices were adapted over the years but stayed relatively large in order to shift the heavy weight Tahoe body around.
A hybrid option became available in 2007 allowing the car to recycle lost power from braking. The car could be driven in either electric mode, fuel only or a mix of the two.
The more recent versions of the car offer a cheaper to run diesel alternative with only one transmission option on all engine sizes, a 10 speed automatic to squeeze a many miles as possible from the fuel.
The recent generations of Tahoe have been built in Texas and marketed mainly at the North American markets due to its large size attracting heavy taxes elsewhere in the world.
The car has proved popular with police forces in the USA leading Chevrolet to produce a special version that has increased reliability for heavy duty scenarios, this is known as the PPV version.