2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country Spotted Testing

The next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe has been spied testing again. This time, however, the camouflage hides changes on the range-topping High Country trim level of the full-size SUV. Well, at least we think it’s the “vanilla” model. Our theory is grounded on the new grille which shines out beneath the camouflage thanks to the chromed slats.

Since it’s entirely wrapped around, we don’t have any other clue that we’ve actually spotted the topping 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country. Still, we will stick to our story until you don’t prove otherwise.

Redesign Changes

As for the other styling changes, the 2021 Tahoe sports a completely new face for sure. In addition to the grille with a quite number of chrome slats, the prototype seems to be fitted with smaller and slimmer headlights. The new front bumper appears to be more massive from the outgoing one, while the rear bumper sports a new quad exhaust tip design. The boxy full-size SUV gets no side assist steps, which can be only explained with a power-retractable assist step feature. The visible turn signal indicator looks the same as the one on the new Silverado 1500, and that’s pretty much everything we can see at the moment.

New Platform

What we don’t see but know for sure, is the fact that the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country rides on a completely new platform also shared with the company’s full-size pickup truck. The GM T1 architecture will make the SUV lighter thanks to plenty of aluminum, but that’s not as important to passengers inside as it’s going to be the new rear suspension. According to our source, the redesigned Tahoe will use a multi-link independent rear suspension which will drastically improve ride quality.

Engine Options And Transmission

The smoother ride will not only depend on the new suspension. Instead, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country (and every other Tahoe) will use GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. The automaker hasn’t confirmed engine options for the next-gen model, but we believe there’s going to appear the company’s ultra-efficient and quite potent 2.7-liter I-4 L3B turbo. The SUV will keep the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 and the most potent 6.2L V8 L87, while we largely expect the 2021 Chevy Tahoe Diesel too. Of course, the oil-burner SUV will use the familiar turbo-diesel 3.0L I-6 LM2 Duramax.


The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will be introduced either later this year or in the first months of the 2020 year. Either way, the SUV will hit showrooms as 2021 MY without any doubt.

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