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2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN: AMERICA'S FAVORITE WORKHORSEChevrolet Suburban, the oldest vehicle nameplate in the , adds conveniences to its popular LS trim, makes its standard 5.3-liter V8 engine ethanol-compliant and offers other refinements in 2002.
New for 2002Suburban's standard LS trim now includes heated, outside rearview mirrors wîth self-dimming driver-side; comfortable six-way power driver and passenger seats; side-step assist steps; electric rear-window defogger; fog lamps; and HomeLink Úniversal transmitter. (HomeLink enables programming of three separate electronic home functions, such as garage doors, gates and exterior house lights.)
'Suburban continues to be America's premiere full-size SÚV, and the top customer choice among vehicles of its size,' said brand manager Steve Ramsey. 'We continue to refine it to maintain a customer loyalty rate that has exceeded 50 percent.'
Other model year changes include the availability of the Redfire Metallic exterior color wîth body-color components, including the front bumper, bodyside moldings and wheel flares. Electronic climate control wîth a sunroof is also available on LT models in 2002. Suburban 2WD and 4WD, half-ton and three-quarter-ton models come in two trim levels for 2002: LS and LT. The base trim has been discontinued.
Suburban's impressive powertrain lineup continues wîth the Vortec 5300 V8 as the standard engine on half-ton models. Ninety percent of Suburbans sold are 1500 series (half-ton models). The Vortec 6000 V8, however, is standard on the Suburban 2500 series (three-quarter-ton models), and the Vortec 8100 V8 is Optional.
Workhorse wîth smooth ride
Suburban's legendary workhorse reputation continues wîth enough space to fit a 4 x 8-foot sheet of plywood on the load floor wîth the doors closed (and rear seats removed). Pulling power can be as much as 12,000 pounds when Suburban is properly equipped. Yet Suburban maintains a smooth ride wîth the independent front torsion bar suspension that is more commonly found on high-end sport sedans.
Suburban also offers its Autoride system, which automatically controls shock damping on a continuous, real-time basis to smooth bumps in the road. The Autotrac four-wheel-drive system offers four drive modes plus neutral to suit nearly any driving conditions. Suburban's Electronic Traction Assist system for two-wheel-drive models delivers more controlled acceleration and stability over most slippery surfaces.
Z71 Off-Road Package
Suburban off-roaders have another choice: the Z71 model. Its specially tuned off-road suspension uses specific shock absorbers and jounce jumpers wîth standard stabilizer bars. A locking rear differential, four-wheel drive and P265/70R-17 all-terrain tires increase traction. Skid plates protect vital underbody components, and OnStar provides added security. Completing the package are Z71 badging, a rocker treatment, a roof rack, specific wheels, fog lamps, body-color grille and bumpers and tubular assist steps.
With those impressive choices plus refinements for 2002, the Suburban legend continues – and grows.Source - Chevrolet
New For 2002Additions to standard LS trim
Heated, outside rearview mirrors wîth self-dimming driver side
Six-way power driver and passenger seats
Side-step assist steps
Electric rear-window defogger
HomeLink Úniversal transmitter
Vortec 5300 V8 capability for regular and ethanol-content fuel
Electronic climate control available wîth sunroof
Redfire Metallic exterior color available on LT model wîth body-color components
Discontinuation of base trimSource - Chevrolet
Chevrolet Suburban At 75: A Historical Look At An American IconIn 1935, the Únited States' population was a little more than 127 million. A first-class stamp cost three cents, Technicolor was introduced to motion pictures and the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs in a tough World Series. It was also the year Chevrolet introduced the Suburban.
In the seven and a half decades since its introduction, the Suburban became an icon and the 's longest-running model. In fact, Suburban is the first vehicle to reach 75 years of production and Chevrolet is commemorating the milestone wîth a special 2010 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition model.
'Times have changed, but the Suburban remains a fixture in the for private and professional customers who need truck-like towing capability wîth maximum passenger and cargo space,' said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet general manager. 'The Suburban's core capabilities and dependability have remained constant for more than seven decades and generations of people know that a Suburban will haul people and their gear.'
The original Suburban could seat eight, while easily removable seats provided a large, 75-inch-long by 77-inch-high (1,905 x 1,956 mm) cargo area. The 2010 Suburban seats up to nine, but offers up to 137.4 cubic feet (3,891 L) of cargo space when the second-row seats are folded and third-row seats are removed.
History of an icon
The idea for the Suburban was born out of a need for a heavier-duty, truck-based wagon. Through the early 1930s, most manufacturers offered car-based wagons for professional use. Open models wîth windows and rear seating were known as depot hacks, and were used to ferry passengers and their cargo around train stations and boat docks. Enclosed models, typically without rear seats, were known as sedan deliveries.
Bodywork for these early vehicles often consisted of wood sides and canvas tops; and while they were versatile, their car-based chassis and damage-prone bodies were compromises. Chevrolet began experimenting wîth an all-steel wagon body mounted on a commercial chassis in the mid-1930s, and the Suburban Carryall was launched in 1935.
The base price of the original, eight-passenger Suburban was about $675, or the equivalent of about $10,900 in 2010 dollars – although the 1935 model didn't come wîth frontal and side air bags, OnStar, XM Satellite Radio, anti-lock brakes and stability control, a six-speed automatic transmission or remote keyless entry. In fact, a radio, heater, clock and even a rear bumper were extra-cost options. It might well have been called a sport utilitarian vehicle.
After the Suburban's introduction, car-based commercial vehicles, including sedan deliveries, remained in production, but the heavy-duty chassis of the Suburban increasingly found favor wîth professional customers. In the post-World War II years, its popularity wîth private customers who appreciated its uncompromising capabilities increased steadily.
The Chevrolet Suburban hit the mainstream in the early 1990s, wîth the overall popularity of sport-utility vehicles. But while many customers were new to the Suburban then, it had garnered a legion of longtime owners who had purchased multiple examples over the years – using them to haul Little League teams and their equipment, tow a horse trailer or seat a work crew on the way to a job site.Source - Chevrolet
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