General Motors is currently preparing the next-generation 2020 Chevy Suburban full-size SUV for the U.S. market. Well, a prototype version of the upcoming Suburban wrapped in full camouflage has recently been caught by a spy photographer’s camera on public road testing, and it’s reportedly almost ready for production. The new Suburban prototype version caught in its public road testing has adopted the new production headlights and new taillights.
However, the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban seems to take a bit of design style cues from the 2019 Silverado pickup truck, including the new headlights that is claimed to be similar to the Silverado. Although there are still some differences between the new Suburban headlights and the current Silverado, where the 2020 Suburban has adopted some unique design elements on its headlights and taillights.
Maybe there will be a design similarity between Suburban, Silverado, and Tahoe in the future, because Chevy will likely create the same “family look” design style for all three. And don’t be surprised if you look at the 2020 Chevy Suburban will be very similar to the 2020 Chevy Tahoe.
Under the hood, the 2020 Chevy Suburban is likely to still be powered by GM’s 5.3-liter V8 engine capable of producing 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Another possibility is that General Motors will also offer a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower taken from its RST Performance Package, and a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine derived from the Chevy Silverado. In addition, there are also rumors that Chevy will offer 10-speed automatic transmission in the new Suburban.
The upcoming Suburban full-size SUV will utilize the new GMT-T1 platform, better known as the T1 platform. It’s a vehicle platform architecture made by General Motors intended specifically for the full-size SUVs and pickup trucks. The new GMT-T1 platform uses more aluminum panel material rather than steel material in order to reduce its weight. Thanks to this new platform, Chevy can install an independent rear suspension on the new 2020 Suburban.
Release date information has been revealed; the 2020 Chevy Suburban is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealerships later this year and will go on sale at a price range of around $50,000.