Aside from the new 2011 Silverado HD, Chevrolet will also be debuting a special edition package to commemorate the Suburban's 75-year production run at the Chicago Auto Show. The 75th Anniversary Suburban is a special trim package that will be limited to 2,570 units.
Each unit starts with the Suburban's LTZ package, which has the following entertainment and safety features that comes standard: a rear view camera and parking assist, remote start, Bluetooth, and a navigation system with integrated XM Radio and NavTraffic.
The car is offered in either 2WD or 4WD half-ton versions. Consumers can choose from these optional features: a rear seat entertainment system, a blind spot warning system and mobile WiFi.
The Diamond Edition gets a White Diamond Tricoat paintjob, Cashmere colored interior, special 20-in. chrome rims, roof rack rails and lots of special badge work, including on the wheel center cap, sill plates and front headreasts.
The 75th Suburban special is powered by GM's Vortec 5.3-liter FlexFuel engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring a max towing capacity of 8,100 pounds. The special Suburban will arrive at Chevy dealerships this summer.
Aside from the comprehensive safety-minded technology package, it also has a navigation radio integrated to it. There is of course the phone connectivity through Bluetooth as a standard and the XM Satellite Radio with NavTraffic carrying a one year subscription.
Safety features includes remote starting, adjustable pedals, a rear parking assistance system, and a rearview camera system. All seats are covered in leather with a heated seating in the second row and the cooled and heated front seats.
As an option, customers can have the sunroof and Side Blind Zone Alert. They can even opt to have articulating running boards or the DVD-based entertainment system in the rear seat.
Chevrolet general manager Jim Campbell shares that while the times have indeed changed, the Suburban continues to be an important fixture in the auto industry. This is especially true considering that what many customers like about the Suburban is the truck-like towing capability and the amount of space available for either cargo or passenger, Campbell asserts
. The features that made the Suburban a dependable vehicle has remained even if more than seven decades have passed. People know that the core capabilities of the Suburban make sure that they will be able to transport not just gear but people as well, concludes Campbell.