The all-new, 12th-generation Chevrolet Suburban will launch later in the model year, not the 2020 model year as initially reported. Which means the current generation model gets to live for another model year as the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban, as it will get a few minor changes and updates. Here’s what’s 2020 Suburban has to offer.
GM Authority’s post stated the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL were still on track for 2020. However, the new word out on the street is that the next-gen GM SUVs won’t be arriving until 2021. More time to get those last minute details correct on the new model.
There are no changes to the mechanical side of the extended-length, full-size SUV, or the model line. The changes on the exterior are restricted to the deletion of the Pepperdust Metallic color as well as new finishes for the rear wheels. It has 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver accents (SGK) and 22-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with Bright Silver finish (SIY).
The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban doesn’t feature any updates or changes to the inside. The two remaining changes impact the two optional packages, as the large SUV deletes the All-Season Package and the LT Signature Package. Here’s what each of those now-deleted packages contains.
The All-Season Package, which was available only on the LS model includes a 20″ x 9″ polished aluminum wheels, Body-color bodyside moldings, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall Tires, Black roof rack cross rails, All-weather floor mats, Max Trailering Package, and All-weather rear cargo mat. The LT Signature Package, which was available only on the LT model and it included the 20″ x 9″ chrome wheels, a Grille insert, P275/55R20 all-season Blackwall Tires, Bright bodyside moldings, Polished exhaust tip, Chrome recovery hooks, and Chrome assist step kit. That’s everything that is included on the all-season package and the signature package.
That rounds out the changes on the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban. You might have noticed that these changes look familiar. They are identical to those of the Suburban’s shorter twin, the 2020 Chevy Tahoe.
The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban will be joining the others. It will be with the Escalade, the Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Yukon XL will soldier on for 2020 with no changes. If GM does decide to apply any updates to the SUVs, they will probably be limited to new exterior and possibly the interior colors as well.
The next-gen GM SUVs will ride on General Motors’ new T1XX body-on-frame platform. It serves in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and should retain the 5.3L L84 V8 and 6.2L L87 V8 engines. Also expected on the GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission is that it will appear across the board.
There might be an exclusive powertrain on the Escalade. It offers customers certain trims, such as the new 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbo V8. There is no official news from GM yet.
In addition to a new platform, the all next-gen GM SUVs will also benefit from the exterior and interior designs, and it has improved third-row seating, independent rear suspension (an option or standard) and front air curtains for improved fuel efficiency. There will be another offer like the Super Cruise which will also be offered on the Escalade eventually but isn’t expected to appear on the SUV from launch. All next-gen GM SUVs will also continue to be assembled at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.
It’s expected that the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban will launch in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year. It will mostly have a shortened production run as the all-new, 12th-generation model is expected to launch in the first half of the 2020 calendar year as the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. The GM Arlington plant where the Suburban is assembled alongside other full-size GM SUVs was recently re-tooled to produce the all-new, future Suburban based on the T1 platform.
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