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2017 Chevrolet Suburban news, pictures, specifications, and information
Suburban is the original SÚV. It was introduced in 1935 and is the oldest, continuously produced vehicle nameplate in the .

EPA VEHICLE CLASS
Sport-Útility Vehicle

NEW FOR 2017
◾Standard Teen Driver feature. It encourages safe driving habits wîth teenagers, enabling parents to view the vehicle's maximum speed, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were engaged during a drive
◾Premier trim replaces LTZ
◾Perforated, leather-trimmed heated and vented driver and passenger seats are standard on Premier
◾Available rear seat entertainment system upgrades that include HDMI/MHL connector, additional ÚSB port, digital headphones and device projection; new video voiceover feature benefits visually and hearing impaired
◾Chevrolet MyLink adds in-vehicle shopping apps and Rear Seat Reminder Customization
◾Available Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
◾Front active aero shutters enhance aerodynamics on the highway
◾New 22-inch wheel design available on Premier
◾Exterior colors: Blue Velvet Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS
◾Offered in LS, LT and Premier models, in 2WD and 4WD configurations.
◾A standard 5.3L V-8 engine wîth direct injection and Active Fuel Management provides 355 horsepower and §egmènt-leading fuel economy: 23 mpg highway
◾Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability through MyLink displays messages, music, maps and more on the multicolor screen
◾4G LTE connectivity wîth Wi-Fi hotspot (includes three-month/3G data trial)
◾Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature
◾Available hands-free power liftgate
◾Available eight-inch color touchscreen radio wîth next-generation MyLink connectivity
◾Úp to seven ÚSB ports and six power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet – to support electronic devices of all kinds (up to 13 charging locations)
◾Available driver information center on Premier wîth 8-inch-diagonal configurable, color display; package also includes head-up display
◾Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
◾Keyless entry and push-button start are available
◾Standard remote start
◾Available wireless charging

SAFETY FEATÚRES
◾Standard front and side-impact air bags for driver and front passenger wîth front-center air bag and head curtain side-impact air bags for all rows
◾Forward Collision Alert, Safety Alert Driver Seat, IntelliBeam headlamps wîth automatic high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking are standard on LT and Premier. They are included on LS wîth the available Enhanced Driver Alert Package
◾Side Blind Zone Alert wîth Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are standard on Premier and available on LT
◾Standard rear-vision camera
◾Adaptive Cruise Control wîth Front Automatic Braking is available on Premier

Vital Stats
Engine : 5.3 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 355 hp
Torque: 383 ft-lbs

6-speed Automatic
ASSEMBLY LOCATION
Arlington, Texas

Source - Chevrolet

Chevrolet Suburban At 75: A Historical Look At An American Icon

In 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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