Earlier this month, General Motors unveiled the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, debuting the next-gen SUV alongside the equally all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe. The debut included a variety of information on both models, but the full rundown on trim levels is still forthcoming. Nevertheless, even though it wasn’t explicitly laid out, GM Authority has confirmed that the new Suburban will indeed offer an off-road-oriented Z71 trim level.
The confirmation comes to us from the director of Chevrolet truck marketing, Bob Krapes, who provided us with some insight into the trim level cadence for the new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe. More on that in a follow-up post later, so stay tuned.
Most Chevy fans will know the Z71 as the off-roader package offered with the Chevrolet Silverado. However, the package is also offered on previous model years of the Suburban and Tahoe. Now, the package has become its own trim level on the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, gaining new features in the process.
As expected, the trim level will come with a host of equipment geared specifically for fun in the rough stuff. This includes available Air Ride Adaptive suspension with automated load-leveling and ride-height adjustment up to four inches. There’s also optional Magnetic Ride Control. A set of 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires will provide the stick.
Outside, Chevrolet Suburban Z71 models will be identifiable thanks to to a unique front fascia, which also provides a higher approach angle. A front skid plate, red tow hooks, and black/black chrome exterior accents finish off the Z71-spec styling. The cabin will feature a 4.2-inch-diagonal color driver information center as standard.
Under the hood, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 will come standard with the naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8, which is tuned to produce 355 horsepower. Further upgrades include standard 4WD, a two-speed transfer case, and Hill Descent Control.
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