What You Need to Know About the New Chevrolet Tahoe
Adaptability and advanced safety technology in a full-size SUV: Here’s what you need to know about the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.
Introducing the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
Whether you’re hauling cargo or a growing family, the 2016 Chevy Tahoe is definitely worth a look-and a test drive. As hard-working as it is handsome, it also includes plenty of high-tech treats and safety features that drivers will appreciate. Here are five new and noteworthy features in the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.
1. Nighttime driving is safer than ever.
If you’ve ever passed a driver who was oblivious that their their high beams were on, you’ll understand the value of the Tahoe’s new IntelliBeam headlights. These headlights are designed to automatically brighten and dim as circumstances warrant. When there is nothing coming, the headlamps automatically brighten to give drivers better visibility. When headlights appear in the distance, the Tahoe will automatically dim its headlights to make driving safer for the other guy. Clever!
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2. You can keep your eyes on the road.
Reducing driving distractions is critical to safety, and Chevrolet’s 2016 Tahoe takes the lead with its advanced heads-up display with reconfigurable instrument cluster. That’s in addition to a host of driver assistive technologies, including a forward collision alert system, lane keeping assistance and even a “Safety Alert Seat,” which vibrates when sensors detect an impending collision.
3. The “Enhanced Driver Alert” package.
The IntelliBeam headlights and Safety Alert Seat are included in the Tahoe’s Enhanced Driver Alert package, available on the LS model. Also in the package is a function called “Lane Keep Assist,” which detects unintentional lane departures and counters them by gently turning the wheel for an automatic course correction. All these features are designed to make driving safer for Tahoe owners and prevent accidents before they happens. Combined with the heads-up display, these advanced safety technologies are a big step forward.
4. Touch screen technology.
Touch screens are everywhere these days-including in the new Chevy Tahoe. The latest model boasts a large 8-inch full colour touch screen to make reading easier and driving safer. The screen is fully integrated into the SUV’s onboard radio and entertainment system, and compatible with the popular GM OnStar roadside assistance and safety feature.
5. An easily customizable cabin.
The Tahoe’s second- and third-row seats fold flat to the floor with a touch of a button, should you choose the power-release folding option. For convenience, there’s even a switch to activate the folding mechanism at the rear liftgate-a feature that comes in handy when you’ve got your arms full before you realize the back seats are still up.
6. Plenty of power.
Not just handsome, but hard-working as well, the Chevy Tahoe is fitted with a 5.3-litre V8 engine with EcoTec technology, producing 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Whether you’re pulling a horse trailer, hauling your boat or just heading out for a fun camping trip, the Tahoe offers plenty of power to help you get where you need to go.
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