One of the biggest novelties for the next year will definitely be the introduction of the company’s flagship SUV, 2020 Chevy Suburban. The iconic nameplate has been around for decades. More precisely, the original model came way back in the 30’s. Considering such an extremely long period of production, it’s no wonder that this will be the twelfth generation of the full-size SUV. This redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. We will see the company’s new T1 platform, as well as a completely new styling. Of course, expect numerous interior modifications, as well as the new engine under the hood.
The most important novelty for this redesign is a new architecture. Like the previous version, this one will also come heavily based on the famous Silverado full-size truck. The 2020 Chevy Suburban will adopt the same T1 architecture, which will bring significant weight savings, besides other benefits. Expect new model to be around 300 pounds lighter, which will ensure not just better fuel economy, but better driving dynamics as well. In terms of styling, the base shape should remain. We don’t expect changes in size, but we do the application of the brand’s newest design language. Basically, you will see the same front end as on the new Silverado, while the rest of the SUV should come with its own design solutions.
This is definitely the aspect where we expect to see a lot of improvements. The model’s biggest rival, Ford Expedition came redesigned a few years ago and now features more luxurious cabin, as well as a very comfortable third row of seating. This is the area where we expect a lot from the new model. Besides more practical third row of seating, the 2020 Chevy Suburban should take advantage in terms of tech features. We expect to see a new-generation infotainment system, as well as a new suite of safety systems, which will include the company’s new Super Cruise autonomous driving as well. Another important novelty that will significantly improve the level of comfort and make this large SUV more competitive is a new independent rear suspension, which should be offered as an optional feature.
One of the biggest novelties for the 2020 Chevy Suburban will be a new engine. This large SUV will finally get a powertrain that will be on par, if not even better, with Ford Expedition efficient EcoBoost unit. It is a new 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit, which has a max output of 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Expect superior mpg ratings from this one. Familiar V8 units will carry over. There is a well-known 5.3-liter V8 unit, which delivers around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Finally, top-range models will come with a large 6.2-liter V8. This one is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Chevy Suburban Release Date and Price
Latest reports suggest that the new generation will have its launch already in the first half of next year. Bigger changes in price are not expected, so base models should go around $50,000.