Chevy Suburban Turns 85 This Year

This year, Chevy Suburban turns 85 years old, some 15 years shy of a century. Its 85-year-old journey has seen about 12 changes from traditional automobiles from the years of yore to modern-day SUVs looking bold and beautiful.

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As you may guess, you have seen the Chevy Suburban in many movies and series because different models of it have appeared over a thousand times on your screen: World War Z, The Muppet Movie, Too Big To Fail, Billions, The Flash. This is no surprise at all because it remains the longest uninterrupted brand name of any car in automobile production and it is one of General Motors’ popular brands.

It has spanned these 11 generations: 1935-1940, 1941-1946, 1947-1954, 1955-1959, 1960-1966, 1967-1972, 1973-1991, 1992-1999, 2007-2014, 2015-2020.

As it turns 85 this year, the 2021 models will mark the beginning of another generation with still many stories to tell.

Today, the latest model of the Chevy Suburban has a maximum cargo capacity of 121.7 cubic feet, seating capacity for 9 passengers, 14/23 mpg for city/highway and 6.2L V8 engine. It has seen an interesting and functionality-rich advancement from the days of its first appearance as a full-on station wagon.

For the precursor and predecessor of the modern-day SUV, the days of humble beginning for the Suburban was a massive 8-passenger seater with detachable seats, second-row seats plus a 60hp inline-six engine and a first-row seat for the Great Depression and many wars; it has survived them all.

Here’s to an automobile nameplate that has lived long!

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