Considering the oil shock and severe recession that brought GM to bankruptcy, plus the government’s 35.5-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate which is coming in 2016, it had appeared the current model might become the last body-on-frame, rear-drive based Suburban.
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The 1LTZ 4WD adds standard chrome recovery hooks and two-speed transfer case. The Z71 Off Road appearance package includes high-pressure monotube gas shocks, 18-inch off-road tires, automatic locking rear differential, color-key fender flares and bright chrome grille insert.
Optional features for the three-row SUV include a power-release fold-and-tumble second-row seat, first- and second-row heated seats, Ultrasonic parking assist, driver information center, tri-zone automatic HVAC, rearview-mirror camera, touch-screen naviga It handles like a truck, of course, but the torquey small block V-8 launches the Suburban quite well.
Although not sold as a separate model at first, the Chevy Suburban, around since 1935, can lay claim to being the oldest continuous nameplate in automotive history.
Before the sport/utility market took off in the late 1990s, GM considered its discontinuation.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Our vintage expert gets to sample the latest in cutting edge Grand Prix technology, taking a spin on a Honda RS125R kitted out for rising British racing star Joe Francis.
Friday, February 24, 2012 In the newest release of Memorable Motorcycles our vintage expert resurrects the DN-01 cruiser, which was originally introduced by Honda at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show but has since been discontinued.
Whereas the outgoing, second-generation Equinox shared much of its underpinnings with the original model dating all the way back to 2005, this one truly is capital-N new throughout, with significantly higher torsional rigidity than before.
Indeed, the new Equinox soaks up bumps with nary a quiver through the cabin.
Friday, July 3, 2015 Classic Vincent motorcycles like the Rapide and Shadow often get high praise, but our man Melling makes his case for the Comet being the best of the bunch in this installment of Memorable Motorcycles.