Ford recently filed a trademark application to reserve the ‘Excursion’ name in the United States – fueling rumors that the Blue Oval was looking to bring back the legendary heavy-duty SUV.
Rendering artist Oscar V recently decided to use his talents to envision what a potential next-generation Chevrolet Suburban HD might look like if GM were to green light such a product. His creation is based on the new Chevrolet Silverado HD, incorporating a roofline where the pickup’s bed would normally be. Rather expectedly, the cabin section is fairly square and upright, giving this imaginary Chevrolet Suburban HD a boxy look that is very much like the now-defunct Ford Excursion’s.
This rendering also features one subtle design difference that we actually like. The headlights on the production Chevrolet Silverado HD are slanted inward towards the bottom, giving the truck a slightly meaner, more aggressive look. The artist wasn’t a big fan of this headlight design, however, so he straightened the headlights out and widened them at the base, giving the front fascia a burlier, more upright look.
If GM were to pull the trigger on a real new-generation Chevrolet Silverado HD, we imagine it would be offered with both the 6.6L L8T V8 gasoline engine and the 6.6L Duramax L5P V8 diesel engine. In the Chevrolet Silverado HD, the 6.6L L8T gasoline engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel engine links up to an Allison-branded 10-speed automatic.
Let us know if this Chevrolet Suburban HD rendering is a hit or a dud in the comments down below. We should note that GM has not expressed any intention to put such a model into production before any readers get too excited about the prospect.