General Motors just pulled the sheets on the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, revealing the fresh utility in Detroit alongside the equally all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe. Celebrating its 85th anniversary next year, the Chevrolet Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history, and now enters its 12th generation.
“We’ve taken what people love about these pioneering SUVs and made them even better – adding more room for people and cargo, more advanced technology and an unrivaled driving experience,” said the executive vice president, and president, General Motors North America, Barry Engle.
The changes start from the ground up, and include an all-new architecture that increases the wheelbase by 4.1 inches. However, overall length was increased by just 1.3 inches.
Making the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban more nimble is a new independent rear suspension with optional Magnetic Ride Control. Chevy is also offering a first-in-class Air Ride Adaptive Suspension setup with load leveling and up to four inches of ride-height adjustment.
Behind the first row, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban offers more room and a lower cargo floor as well. Max cargo capacity is up to 144.7 cubic feet, an increase of 24 cubic feet compared to the 2020 model year. There’s also more legroom for second- and third-row passengers.
The trim level cadence now breaks down as follows: LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and for the first time on Suburban, High Country. There’s an all-new interior design with a standard 10-inch infotainment screen, plus up to five display screens scattered around the cabin to keep occupants entertained.
Speaking of tech, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban also offers upwards of 30 safety and driver convenience features, such as HD Surround Vision, Rear Pedestrian Alert, and Automatic Emergency Braking.
Under the hood, the new ‘Burban now offers the 3.0L LM2 inline-six turbo-diesel Duramax engine, plus a pair of gas-fueled V8s that includes an optional 6.2L L87 and standard 5.3L L84. Power ranges up to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque for the optional 6.2L unit. All engines mate to the standard GM 10-speed automatic transmission with push-button electronic shift.
Sales kick off mid-2020 here in North America.
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