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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid  (Source: General Motors)

GM vice chairman Bob Lutz
GM's full-size hybrids crack the $50k barrier

The hybrid news is coming in at a furious pace from the boys over at General Motors. Earlier today, the company showed off its second generation Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid pickup which features the new 2-mode gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.

Now, the company has priced out its new Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid full-size SUVs. The Tahoe Hybrid will be priced at $50,490 for 2WD models and $53,295 for 4WD models. The slightly up-market Yukon Hybrid will be priced at $50,945 and $53,755 in 2WD and 4WD models respectively.

As with the previously announced Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, the two full-size SUVs feature GM's 2-mode hybrid system which is backed with a 6.0 liter V8 engine. The SUVs can travel up to 30 MPH under electric-only power and can tow up to 6,200 pounds in 2WD guise (6,000 pounds for 4WD models).

As reported by DailyTech in late September, the Tahoe Hybrid and Yukon Hybrid are rated at 21 MPG/22 MPG and 20 MPG/20 MPG respectively for 2WD and 4WD models.

"We promised to apply our most advanced technologies to vehicles that can save the most fuel, and we are delivering on that promise with the Tahoe and Yukon Hybrid SUVs," said GM vice chairman Bob Lutz. "The gasoline-only Tahoe and Yukon SUVs already offer best-in-segment fuel economy. Now, consumers can choose GM's patented 2-Mode Hybrid technology that delivers the same city fuel economy as the 2008 Toyota Camry with the base four-cylinder engine. The difference is that the Tahoe and Yukon can seat eight people and can tow up to 6,200 pounds."

For comparison, a 2008 Toyota Camry CE has a base price of $18,470 and is EPA rated at 21 MPG/31 MPG (city/highway) for the manual and automatic.



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RE: Hah
By andrinoaa on 11/15/2007 3:18:57 AM , Rating: 1
I cannot let unsubstanciated bulldust go past without comment. You sir are not paying the full amount for your gas. You are not paying for the cleanup bill! Yes, Johnny, there is a bill to pay. If this was included, the price diffential would be much less.

Since when is a family car only for long trips? Why are you chanting this mantra? When gas gets to $10/gal, are you seriously saying you won't go down in size? Are you saying most people in Europe drive unsafe cars? Which part of the world has more deaths on the road? What scientific assesment leads you to this opinion on safety? Are you saying smaller cars cannot be luxurious?
I'd say you got the arguement arse about.
You have swallowed the "AMERICAN" dream, hook, line
and sinker. Just keep spending, they will love you for it.


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