Chevrolet’s new Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept follows the same philosophy as the Tahoe Premium Outdoors Concept and takes the well-known SUV to a new level. What’s more interesting is that the concept gets the larger 6.2-liter V8 petrol engine rated at 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, replacing the standard EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 rated at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
The sound of the new V8 engine is enhanced by the new Borla exhaust system fitted with come, side-exit exhaust tip from Chevrolet Accessories. Just like the Tahoe Premium Outdoors Concept, the new Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept gets new Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with high-performance brake pads and 16-inch slotted rotors.
The exterior design is enhanced by the 22-inch wheels from Chevrolet Accessories featuring body-color accents and by the Pepperdust color with Warm Tarnished accents.
Inside, we find a leather-trimmed Saddle and Cocoa-colored cabin with Mustard piping, complemented by Warm Tarnished trim accents and a suede-trimmed headliner and plush.
In the trunk, the SUV arrives with a concept tailgating package that includes a big-screen, smart HDTV as well as a handcrafted table and benches made of wood salvaged from deconstructed Detroit homes.
Chevrolet changed the Tahoe and Suburban’s exterior by shaping them precisely and refining everything else to perfection. And it does look like Chevrolet used entirely new lighting elements and metal panels so that the SUVs would be different from the full-size pickups.
Ken Parkinson, executive director of design, remarked that the two SUVs are a reflection of the brand heritage as they now come with a more enhanced technology and functionality.
In constructing the new doors, the design team used the openings at the sides rather than fitting each door on top. This technique decreases the interior noise level at the cabin while also helping the vehicle achieve optimum aerodynamics. Aside from this, the lift gate panels and aluminium hood contribute in reducing overall mass for lesser drag and greater efficiency.
All models are now sporting the chrome dual port grille with projector beam for the headlights. The LTZ variant meanwhile is equipped with LED daytime running lamps and headlights with High Intensity Discharge.
The interiors are ergonomically enhanced and dressed up with the finest materials to show off the brands’ sophisticated craftsmanship and functionality. Chevrolet also comes out with the latest instrument panel for both the Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. The instrument panel features an eight–inch touchscreen with a built-in storage bin just right behind it. Meanwhile, there are plenty of compartments at the centre console that are big enough to secure your iPad or laptop in place.
As a whole, the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are designed to provide a quieter interior plus better braking & steering for optimum riding experience. Perhaps it also comes from the fully bodied perimeter frame that enhances the SUV’s towing and payload capacity unlike any other vehicle in its class.