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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon debut gasoline-electric hybrid versions

What weighs more than 2 1/2 tons, has seats for up to nine people, looks conspicuously like a big sport utility vehicle and yet is a gasoline-electric hybrid?

It’s the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and its twin, the GMC Yukon Hybrid, which are the largest passenger-carrying hybrids on the consumer market. You might say these new models introduced early in calendar 2008 are the hybrids for big families because gas-electric hybrid cars are limited to five passengers.

Before these models, the largest hybrid SUV — the Toyota Highlander Hybrid — was a mid-size vehicle with seats for up to seven.

The Tahoe and Yukon Hybrids also are the hybrids for people who need towing power for boats and trailers — at least small to mid-range boats and trailers that aren’t more than 6,200 pounds of tow weight.

The Tahoe and Yukon Hybrids can accomplish this towing because they’re based on truck platforms and team large, 6-liter V-8s with electric motor power to generate a hefty 332 horsepower and 367 foot-pounds of torque at 4,100 rpm.

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