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There’s a prototype for the redesigned Chevrolet Suburban that has been spotted, which reveals a few clues about the upcoming SUV. General Motors is redesigning its full-size fleet around the T1 body-on-frame platform for SUVs and pickups as you’re reading this. The platform for the vehicle is an evolution of the current K2 design and it sheds some steel for aluminum to reduce the pounds. It might help the new Suburban shed about 300 pounds.
Last year, the T1 platform made its debut in the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The redesigned Suburban is expected to arrive at dealerships as a 2021 model in the second half of 2020.
A redesigned version of the smaller Tahoe should be out shortly. GM is also working on redesigning the related GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. The vehicles are all built at the same plant in Arlington, Texas.
This Suburban prototype has a lot of camouflage gear, but as for the design of the vehicle’s face, especially the headlight treatment, it looks to have been borrowed from the latest Silverado model. Viewers can also see the angle of the C-pillar through the camouflage gear, as well as the graphic of the taillights, can also be seen.
Although the engineers tried to hide the rear axle, they weren’t very successful as it can be seen that there is an independent rear suspension instead of this generation’s solid rear. This could be in direct response to Ford’s latest Expedition, and it should significantly improve the vehicle’s comfort levels. The other big news is the broader range of powertrains that are expected for the new Suburban and there’s a good chance that a new 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-4 with cylinder deactivation fitted can be seen— that’s correct, a 4-cylinder Suburban.
There is an advanced powertrain, which makes 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque, that has already been announced for the Silverado. The 5.3-liter V-8 is available, possibly with the more advanced Dynamic Fuel Management cylinder deactivation technology which can vary the engine’s firing between one and all eight cylinders. At the top of the range could be the 6.2-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque currently available in Suburban RST trim.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban Interior:
The 2019 Suburban’s has an upscale interior that grabs anyone’s attention from the moment they step inside; it has an artful shape, high-end materials, and excellent fit-and-finish seem more appropriate for a luxury sedan than a full-size SUV. The third row on the vehicle has enough foot- and legroom for adults and kids. The high cargo floor provides enough space for the flat-fold 3rd-row seats and under the floor is a handy hidden storage area, so space doesn’t feel wasted.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban Exterior:
The exterior for the Suburban doesn’t share anything when it comes to the components or the design with its Silverado pickup-truck counterpart. The exterior designer for Chevy had a lot of space at their disposal, and they used it well as this SUV is big enough, and it has a presence that is decidedly commanding. The broad front face of the vehicle owns the traffic lane, and it has long, flowing lines which emphasize the Suburban’s considerable length instead of hiding it.
Dimensionally, the 2019 Suburban is about the same size as all those versions of years past. But when talking about full-size SUVs, an inch here or there doesn’t make much of a difference. It’s all about what the buyer is looking for.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban Options:
The Suburban has an extensive available-equipment list. Among its choices is if buyers order the LS trim level with the front bench seat which is Suburban’s most prominent trim and it can haul up to nine people. Any of the trims available can be equipped with the Driver Alert Package which adds low-speed forward automatic braking, IntelliBeam automatic high beams, lane-keep assist, driver-alert seat, and power-adjustable pedals.
For the LT version, we like the exceptionally comprehensive Luxury Package that adds many of the Premier’s luxury touches. There is an Entertainment and Destinations Package that bundles navigation with the Premier’s luxury touches. There is also a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system, and a power sunroof.
You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.