This Unofficial 2025 Chevy Tahoe ZR2 Bison Also Has Escalade-V Power Under the Hood

2025 Chevrolet Tahoe ZR2 Bison rendering by c_zr1 7 photos
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At the end of November, Chevrolet gifted its truck-based SUV fans with the introduction of the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban. The refreshed models feature numerous tiny improvements that make the Silverado 1500-based 2025 model years much more appealing than their predecessors.
If we take the highlights, the 2025 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs have a punchier diesel engine, improved suspension setups, new technology and features, new signature LED lighting, a larger, now "best-in-class" 17.1-inch infotainment display, and more. As such, they are far more enticing – including now with a 305 hp and 495 lb-ft turbodiesel Duramax engine, 10% more potent than its predecessor.

As such, many people will probably wait a little longer to get a 2025 Tahoe or Suburban, especially since the optional SuperCruise will be released after the initial launch. However, we don't expect the lineup to change from the current setup – Tahoe can be had in 2WD and 4WD guise with LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country trims, while the larger Suburban features the exact same grades, of course.

This probably shouldn't be a deal breaker for anyone because there's enough choice with one major exception – the only true off-road oriented trim is the 4WD-only Z71, and maybe that has started growing a bit long in the tooth for some people. For example, perhaps they would love to see the 2025 Tahoe and Suburban adopt the more extreme stance of their truck counterparts.

More precisely, some folks would love to see, at the very least, the (slightly) nimbler Tahoe feature the ZR2 and ZR2 Bison treatments just like its Silverado 1500 and HD siblings. For sure, if ever real, these adventurous trims would surely pay a beautiful homage to the times when Chevrolet was building the popular K5 Blazer, and the SUV could go anywhere at any time.

However, we might never see a Tahoe ZR2 in the real world, let alone a ZR2 Bison. No worries, there's also the imaginative realm of digital car content creators – and over there, this virtual artist, better known as c_zr1 on social media, gives us CGI food for thought in the form of a Tahoe ZR2 Bison fitted with the 682-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Caddy Escalade-V. Wait, what?

Yep, since this is all wishful thinking, the pixel master not only transformed the Tahoe with the usual ZR2 Bison features like Multimatic's DSSV suspension system, 35-inch tires, and beadlock off-road wheels, electronic front and rear locking differentials, side guards and bottom protections, a newly shortened front bumper and all the other perks that Colorado and Silverado models get. Instead, the CGI expert also performed a pretty cool swap and dropped the 682-hp supercharged V8 under the ZR2 Bison-style hood. What do you think of it?

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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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