Those in charge of General Motors‘ product department have yet to deny that this new-generation of Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL will offer a 3/4 ton 2500 model for those looking to tow and haul a little more with their full-size SUV. GM discontinued the 2500 version of its full-size people movers in 2013 and has remained quiet on the matter ever since, but that won’t stop us from hoping.
Earlier this month a Suburban with the eight-lug heavy duty wheels from a Silverado HD was spotted testing in the Colorado rockies. Colorado is a good place for powertrain engineers to test different engines, as the changes in altitude affect air density, which can have a serious impact on engine performance. It’s a bit of a long shot, but we think Chevy may be hiding a Duramax diesel under the hood of the test car.
With that being said, what would you be looking for out of GM’s 3/4 ton SUVs if they were in fact toying with the idea once again? The 2500 Suburban has always been a favorite among fleet customers, who usually have a unique set of demands for the work their vehicles need to do. Would you be happy with the 6.0-liter Vortec V8 or would you like to see different powertrain options? Drop us a line in the comments. You never know, maybe GM will listen up.