Typically built on a truck chassis, the Chevy Suburban is expected to go through a range of changes. Rumored to undergo complete changes in its specifications. The 12th version of Suburban is still ready to accommodate 8 passengers. Under the hood, 2018 Chevy Suburban has been tweaked for more comfort as well dynamic styling on the exteriors as well. Tackling others in the range, Chevy Suburban is undoubtedly a tough SUV with a V8 drivetrain and an improved cabin. Suburban already faces tough competition from Ford Expedition EL which is slightly taller and a larger wheelbase.
2018 Chevy Suburban Specs
Current Chevy Suburban is powered by 5.3 liters V8 which produces 355 hp and a 383 lb-ft of torque. This is supported by a 6 speed auto transmission in a RWD/AWD. Rumors are on that this will be replaced by a more powerful 6.2 liters V8 producing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
A smaller twin-turbo charged 3.6 liters V6 is also expected to be on the charts which will produce more than 400 hp. GM has planned to adopt the 10-speed automatic transmission from Chevy Camaro ZL1 into new 2018 Chevy Suburban.
Chevy has been working on getting the most out of these engines in terms of fuel efficiency. Present day Suburban offers a 17 mpg around the city and 21 mpg in the highways, which is set to improve.
In terms of styling, Chevy Suburban falls short as compared to its competitors in this segment. For a luxury SUV, Suburban is not so good looking by experts opine. The Chevy Suburban 2018 will not differ much in terms of appearance except for minimal updates which includes a new grille.
This new vehicle is possibly going to revamp the typical angular look and provide more dynamic styling. It’s going to shed more weight thereby improving on its aerodynamic stability to improve performance. A new set of colors might be added to the rugged SUV which might also get a larger face lift.
From the inside, the new Suburban is going to be more comfortable than its predecessor. Even the base model will be fitted with a better air conditioning to let the air flow throughout the 3 rows. Chevy has also planned to install new camera systems that will include trailer monitoring.
Keeping in mind the comfort for the 8 passengers that it can hold, the Chevy Suburban 2018 will get leather upholstered seats with magnetic ride control. Better equipment for entertainment and communication will be included right from the base model.
Additionally, GM also plans to install the first generation autonomous driving experience in the new Suburban. Even better equipped for more performance and comfort, a top end trim level is going to be added for those who can survive the rise in costs.
Pricing and release date
Early rumors predicted the launch of 2017 Suburban sometime in 2016. That did not happen. Chevy is supposedly coming up with an all-new 2018 Chevy Suburban in the second half of 2017. Hosts of interior and exterior changes are expected. Price for the base model is expected to be around $ 51,000. It might get up to $ 75,000 for the top end.