The automaker has launched a petition on Change.org, encouraging Texans to sign it and help make the SUV the state’s official vehicle. It says the Suburban “can comfortably haul people and cargo anywhere, at any time,” helping foster the “primeval Texas instinct to drive as far as possible.” In addition to being big, powerful and capable (like the state itself) the Suburban is also exclusively manufactured at GM’s Arlington Plant in Texas.
“Today, there are more than 200,000 Suburbans on the road in Texas and a Suburban is sold approximately every 90 minutes in the state,” the petition says. “Additionally, Texas Chevrolet dealers account for five of the top 10 Chevrolet Suburban dealers in the U.S. In 2018, Texans bought more Suburbans than the smallest 25 states, combined!”
“From camping trips to Big Bend, high school football games in Odessa, college-football tailgates in Austin to the ranches, farms and oil fields in between, no one has shown more love to the Suburban than the great state of Texas.”
As you may know, the Chevrolet Suburban is celebrating its 85th birthday in 2020. The SUV has remained in production continuously since 1935, making it the longest-running nameplate in automotive history. On December 10th, the company will debut the next-generation Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, adding yet another new chapter to the longest-running automotive story ever written.
The next-generation Suburban is expected to feature a new independent rear suspension setup, either as standard equipment or as an available option. We also expect the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban to feature the turbocharged 2.7-liter L3B inline four-cylinder, and/or the naturally aspirated 5.3-liter L84 V8, along with the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. GM has confirmed that the next-gen version of the iconic SUV will also be built in Arlington.
If you agree the Suburban should be the National Vehicle of Texas, you can sign the petition at this link. Chevy is also encouraging fans of the vehicle to share the petition on social media using the #ChevySuburban tag, and to attach a photo of their own Suburban to the post.