• Feb 14, 2007
Without so much as an accompanying press release, General Motors released a slew of new images yesterday that show us what the Z71 off-road package looks like on two of the three GMT900 model SUVs. The Avalanche, Tahoe and Suburban are available with a Z71 package that adds, of course, the Z71 off-road suspension, new 18-inch aluminum wheels mounted on combination on-/off-road tires, an automatic locking rear diff, and high-pressure shocks. That's it for the hardcore mechanicals, though buyers who opt for the Z71 package are as much interested in the image these vehicles project as they are their capability. To that end, Chevy adds the Skid Plate Package, oversized wheel arch flares, tubular assist steps, extra bits of chrome trim, and rectangular fog lamps, along with the requisite Z71 badging so everyone knows you could go off road if you wanted to. The interiors benefit from a Z71-specific gauge cluster and brushed metal look for the dash. The Z71 package certainly adds some cajones to these GMT900 SUVs that will spend most of their lives on smooth pavement, and they also add some serious attitude, especially when ordered in all black.

Check out all the newly released images in our galleries for the Avalanche Z71 and Suburban Z71, as well as new galleries for the 2008 Tahoe Hybrid, Avalanche LTZ, Tahoe LTZ and Suburban LTZ.

[Source: GM]








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      • 7 Years Ago
      That's one of the better looking interiors I've seen in a truck/suv. Granted, that isn't saying much, but something is better than nothing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeh, they had 1 shot of the Z71 Tahoe on the site before it was released. But that pic of the avalanche makes me want to go buy that color blue for my '69 CST/10.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why is it every post develops into a fight and argument, can't people have a civilized discussion without the name calling, swearing, and trolling
      • 7 Years Ago
      D Man: How did you determine that the interior looks poor fit? I looked closely @ the pics and do not see any apparent flaws with the "fitting"
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's exactly what I mean numnutz. Show me a decent business case for a large hybrid SUV. I'll buy you lunch if they sell 10,000. Show me how that pays off the R&D. Sheesh what a bunch of morons the Detroit schools turn out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Z71 package has been available for awhile on the Tahoe. It's worth it for the improvement in looks alone. The aluminum-look interior trim is especially attractive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I disagree, the interior looks cheap and of poor fit.
        Nickster
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually I own an 07 LTZ and the interior fit and trim could not be any better. Incredible truck. I love it. People never stop looking at it and asking me about it. I added some 22" chrome wheels to this black beauty and WOW
      • 7 Years Ago
      they're just copying european design by putting the gauges behind the steering wheel.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Took exactly 5 posts for some troll to jump in. I'm sick of you lame ass europeans and your whining. 60% of all inventions in the world come out of the US. Including the one you are using to bash the US, but that 's gratitude for ya. Why is it that you folks so damned obsessed with what we do over here. We couldn't care less about you drive, most of which is unfit for american consumption. Yeah I said it, they build crappy cars in EUROPE too and that Big-Assed AIRBUS jet that can't get off the ground. You cats just don't talk about them. Let's spend a few minutes and bash Airbus for incompetence and ineptitude.

      Though I am not the SUV type, if I were in the market for one, it would be from the GM 900 flock.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Japanese have been making their cars with 4 wheels now for years, and GM has just gotten around to copying them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't ever say off-road and Suburban in the same sentence.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sam says: You mean the 1st large SUV hybrid Bernie?

      Too bad the hybrid hoopla only aids fuel economy by 8-10%. Just face it, you can't make a Prius out a 3 ton brick.
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