May 3, 2007

GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe go hybrid

2008 GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUVs will soon join Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango on their march towards the greener future. General Motors has officially unveiled on Tuesday preproduction versions of both SUVs equipped with the Two-Mode hybrid powertrain consisting of a huge 6L V8 internal combustion engine with VVT and smart displacement management, a couple of 60kW electric motors integrated into a newly developed electronic variable transmission and a 300V nickel metal hydride battery pack made by Cobasys.

GMC Yukon hybrid

The vehicles, The Detroit News reports, will feature 25 percent better mileage than the ordinary GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe, which means the heavy SUVs will go extra four miles on a gallon in city driving. Driving 15,000 miles a year you'll save about 187.5 gallons of gasoline or $550 to $600. I guess you won't have enough time to break even before your grandkids go to school, but at least your consciousness will be clear and every tree-hugger will treat you as a friend.

Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid

GM plans to bring the hybrid GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe to the market before the end of the year.

See also: 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid debuts

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