Following the overwhelming response at its regional premiere during the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show, the street-performance Rally Sport Truck edition of the Chevrolet Tahoe has been confirmed for the Middle East market.

Packing the potent 6.2-litre V8 that also powers the iconic Corvette Stingray, the Tahoe RST boasts 420 horses channeled to all four wheels via General Motors’ all-new Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission.

To ensure exceptional handling without sacrificing ride quality or comfort, the Tahoe RST comes equipped with Magnetic Ride Control suspension.

Cosmetically, the RST is differentiated from the standard Tahoe with its aftermarket cues, which give it a decidedly more aggressive appearance.

The exterior chrome elements are almost entirely eliminated for a street-performance look and replaced by gloss-black appointments.

Exclusive to the RST are body-color grille surround, headlamp eyebrow and door handles; gloss-black grille, mirror caps, roof rails, running board accent, window trim and RST badging and illuminated black Chevrolet bowties. Finally, to ensure an imposing stance to complement the design enhancements, the Tahoe sits on exclusive 22in wheels.

Ahmed Soudodi, Head of Brand at Chevrolet Middle East, said: “The Tahoe is one of the most loved large SUVs in the Middle East and the outstanding response the RST edition received at its regional unveiling during this year’s Dubai International Motor Show cemented this fact.”

Other standard features to differentiate the Tahoe RST include a Borla performance exhaust system, which not only gives it a more sonorous aural characteristic, it also liberates extra horsepower, thanks to 28 per cent improvement in exhaust flow.