Retrospective Blazer-Tahoe Concept Will Appear at SEMA 2019
If auto shows are on your radar this season, you might be counting down to SEMA 2019, which runs from Nov. 5-8. As October draws to an end, it’s not too early to start anticipating some of the autos that will make an appearance at the event — like this spiffy K5 Chevy Blazer-inspired Tahoe.
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Flat Out Autos in Arkansas is readying this concept auto — dubbed the “Retro Tahoe” — for its SEMA debut. Previously, the shop had released only sketches of the mashup, however a video and some pictures of it recently surfaced to appease Chevy fans. The images depict a two-tone paint job on the exterior, as well as off-road tires and steel wheels. Vintage-styled front and rear fascias take their cue from the original K5 Blazer built between 1969-1972.
To achieve this hybrid K5 Blazer/Tahoe, Flat Out Autos started out with the LTZ trim of the 2018 Tahoe. It then incorporated replica K5 Blazer taillights and a rear tailgate, and added on the front fascia from a 1968-1969 Chevy C10 pickup truck.
As of now, the interior and powertrain of the Retro Tahoe remains a mystery. The Drive’s Chris Chin suggests that it might include some nifty interior gadgets and a trick suspension. It might also boast an all-electric crate motor from Electric GT designed to churn out V8-like potency.
But these are just conjectures. We’ll have to hold our breaths for a bit longer until the mashup reveals itself at SEMA. Judging from the pictures, though, it promises to be one auto-show addition worth getting excited over.
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