2018 Chevrolet Suburban Rally Sport Truck (RST)
The 2018 Chevrolet Suburban Rally Sport Truck (RST) Special Edition delivers various exterior enhancements to the Suburban.
Inspired by aftermarket trends, the Suburban RST deletes virtually all chrome trim for a street performance appearance. Specifically, the package includes:
- Body-color trim work, including:
- Body-color grille surround
- Body-color door handles
- Black trim pieces, including:
- Gloss-black grille
- Gloss-black mirror caps
- Black roof rails
- Black window trim
- Black nameplate badging
- Black Chevy bowties
- Exclusive 22-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone P285/45R 22 tires
Chevrolet says that price and complete details about the Suburban RST will be available closer to its launch date in the fall of 2017.
The Rally Sport Truck (RST) package is only available on the LT and Premier trim levels.
It goes on sale in the fall of 2017 across North America.
The Suburban RST offers an optional Borla performance exhaust system that offers a 28 percent improvement in exhaust flow, for a 7-10-horsepower gain at the rear wheels.
The Suburban RST offers an optional brake package that includes Brembo six-piston, fixed aluminum calipers that bite down onto large 410 mm x 32 mm (16.1 inch x 1.3 inch) Duralife rotors. The setup results in an 84 percent increase in brake pad area and a 42 percent increase in rotor area, increasing system thermal capacity. Duralife rotors feature a hardened surface to reduce corrosion and provide quieter braking with less vibration.
Chevrolet has yet to announce final estimates for braking distance, but the hardware hints at significant improvements over Suburbans without the optional brakes.
Unlike its smaller twin — the 2018 Chevy Tahoe — the 2018 Suburban does not offer a Performance Package. By contrast, the 2018 Tahoe Performance Package includes three primary components that make it faster and better-handling, including:
- 6.2L L86 V-8 engine
- 10-speed 10L80 automatic transmission
- Specially-tuned Magnetic Ride Control suspension
In the Tahoe, the Performance Package must be ordered with the 2018 Tahoe Rally Sport Truck (RST) package.
The Suburban Rally Street Truck (RST) was announced at a special media event in Detroit, Michigan on April 6th, 2018.
2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST pictures are currently not available. Here are some pictures of the 2018 Tahoe RST in the meantime: