MUSCAT: The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was named the ‘Best Large SUV’ at the 2015 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) Awards, held recently at Dubai’s Raffles Hotel.

The 2015 model was completely redesigned for today’s active families to offer a great range of features and components to help keep them safe, connected and on the road for the long haul.

The vehicle strongly resonated amongst MECOTY’s independent jury panel, which, this year, consisted of 12 of the region’s auto journalists and editors. As for the selection criteria, they were based on several scoring parameters including Design and Quality; Handling and Drivability; Safety and Durability; Performance and Capability; Technological Innovation; Emotional Appeal and Driver Satisfaction; Value for Money; Comfort and Practicality; Environmental Friendly; and Regional Appeal.

All nominated vehicles were test driven by the jurors to ensure precise and accurate scoring.

“The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe has been developed to meet the needs of our Middle East customers, and being awarded MECOTY’s ‘Best Large SUV’ is further proof that the Tahoe delivers by providing the perfect blend of contemporary design and legendary capability and performance, no matter where our customers go or what they do,” said Abdallah Madhoun, regional sales and marketing manager – Chevrolet Middle East.

“MECOTY’s judging panel comprises some of the Middle East’s top auto industry experts and media. These credible experts continue to move the needle of influence when it comes to motoring trends and products.”

The 2015 Tahoe incorporates a slew of new safety technologies – including a radar – that contribute to 360 degrees of crash avoidance and occupant protection. Standard and available features include forward collision alert, front park assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. The model also offers the segment’s only front-seat center air bag, in bucket-seat models.

This is the latest accolade for the 2015 Tahoe, including being named Best Buy of the Year among full-size SUVs according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, one of the 15 Best Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book and a 2015 Most Popular on Edmunds.com (Large Traditional SUV).

All 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe owners will receive a new level of customer experience courtesy of Chevrolet Complete Care. The comprehensive after-sales package promises additional value with competitive and transparent maintenance pricing; one-hour servicing; two days advanced booking; a regional three-year/100,000km warranty; and four years of regional 24×7 roadside assistance.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest automotive brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9mn cars and pickups a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high-quality and outstanding value.

The Chevrolet portfolio for the Middle East features award-winning passenger cars such as the Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro and Corvette; crossovers such as the Captiva and Traverse; and SUVs and pickups including the Tahoe and Silverado.

Chevrolet also offers customers a high-level after-sales service experience through Chevrolet Complete Care. More information can be found at www.chevroletarabia.com.