Built on the all-new GMT 800 platform as the Silverado pickup truck, Chevrolet’s large sport utility vehicles were provided with a new level of refinement. The 2000 Chevrolet New Tahoe featured a more rounded exterior appearance and a completely redesigned interior providing a greater amount of passenger comfort. When the New Tahoe was introduced in 2000, a number of choices affiliated with the previous model were dropped.
There would no longer be a two-door version of the Chevrolet Tahoe or a manual transmission option offered on the sport utility vehicle. As only a four-door vehicle, the 2000 Chevrolet New Tahoe was offered in base, LS and LT trim levels. Engine choices for the new full-sized sport utility vehicle consisted of two Vortec V-8 engines.
A 175-horsepower 4.8-liter V-8 and a 185-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 powerplant were available connected to a four-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive versions of the 2000 New Tahoe delivers the Vortec V-8 engine power to the ground. Able to seat six passengers, when the rear passenger row of seating was folded, the Chevrolet New Tahoe can accommodate up to 104.6 cubic feet of cargo. The 2000 New Tahoe was included front and side airbags, air conditioning, power door locks, interior power outlet as well as cruise control part of the vehicle’s standard conveniences. Aluminum alloy wheels were included on the New Tahoe LS model while the LT added leather seating. During the 2000 model year, a limited number of Tahoe sport utility vehicles were still being produced on the old platform. Starting in 2001, the New Tahoe was referred to as the Chevrolet Tahoe.