Certain vehicles almost become synonymous with the segment that they create, dominate, or revitalize. On the creation front, it would be hard to argue against the fact that the Porsche 911 is many people’s vision of a rewarding sports car, although the new C7 Corvette Stingray has muscled into that space in a big way. The domination over the last decade by the Toyota Camry of the midsize sedan segment is undeniable. And when it comes to revitalizing a segment, we have the Mazda Miata to thank for reminding us how much fun a lightweight two seat convertible can be.
Chevrolet’s Tahoe, in many way, lays claim to all three of these standards. While many credit the Suburban with starting the full-size sport utility vehicle segment almost 70 years ago, it was the Tahoe (and its predecessor the Blazer from 1969 until 1995) that made this sort of vehicle accessible and desirable for so many American families. Even though sales of this size vehicle fell when fuel prices became a serious concern several years ago, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe has arrived with a host of fuel efficiency, safety and convenience features that were never thought possible in this segment. And the market is responding in a big way with strong and growing sales in the months since introduction of this new Chevy and its stable mate, the GMC Yukon. Check out the video to see why.