Sports Utility Vehicles or SUVs have been outdoor screens and manufactured to quench the thirst for pulling power normally not be found in most automobiles. Chevy Tahoe, and the very similar General Motors’ Yukon, have satisfied this craving, but after a while, these models were taunted because they drink too much gasoline. When Chevy launched a contest for a commercial ad campaign along Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” wherein one would place a text caption to a provided video clip, many owners of earlier Tahoe models took advantage of the contest to point out its higher fuel usage compared to other vehicles.
The craving for muscle power was indeed satisfied by the Tahoe, but not everybody seems satisfied. Well, it is hard to please everyone. As pointed out, the old Chevy Tahoe SUV drank gasoline the way a heavyweight German drinks beer during Oktoberfest.
This taunt was taken seriously. By the fall of 2007, Chevrolet pulled a surprise to launch its first gas-electric hybrid model in the Tahoe platform. Hybrid cars run on electric power stored in built-in batteries when lesser power is required. These batteries are re-charged once the vehicle uses it full-powered V8 engines, such as when it ascend to a steep road or when it is pulling a load.
Another thing new in Hybrid Tahoe is the Active Fuel Management Technology, which takes care of automatically shifting between four-cylinder and eight-cylinder engine power back and forth to save on fuel. Also not wanting to lag behind the race for alternative energy, Chevy introduced a 2008 Tahoe variant capable of adapting to E85 ethanol-blended fuel.
So what now, folks? Chevrolet and General Motors proved they could make your wish for a powerful yet energy-saving automobile come true. Tahoe only deserves nothing but the highest honor to gain back her pride – confer your “SUV of the future” a Chevy Tahoe keychain. Various elegant designs have been crafted to give your key the badge it deserves.
The Teardrop design is a very striking metal keychain made of superior stainless steel materials. A good-looking Chevy logo and the text “Tahoe” is engraved in this 3.5″ tall and 1.2″ wide metal trinket. A similar design called Valet keychain is also a metal finished brooch measuring 4″ tall by 1″ wide, with the same logo and text engraved. A steering wheel keychain design is also available. Prices for these items start at $9.99. You can also avail of special personalized engraving of the other side of the metal plate at $5.99.
Light brown oval steel and round Chrome metal keychain designs are topped with a black crystallite dome inscribed with a blue Chevy Logo and the “Tahoe” text. The leather-based keychain designs are also topped with the same black dome over a round gold or silver plate reinforcing the leather material. Prices start at $6.99.
If you have decided to give your old great SUV the retirement it deserves to get into the “future car” bandwagon, the keychains work in both ways. You may keep that old key as timeless memorabilia by attaching to an elegant keychain and place it beside the war medals of your great grandfather. Likewise, get another keychain for the key of your new 2008 model Tahoe SUV. Hold your key up high to show everybody that the SUV everybody once taunted as a gasoline drunkard is now a Hybrid, E85 ethanol-blend fuel adaptable vehicle.