2016 Chevrolet Suburban Redesign, Specs and Release Date

Words has been circulating that the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban will be a more fuel-efficient SUV than the current version. In recent sales performance, the Suburban doesn’t perform that well, forcing the GM to revise the vehicle to meet buyer’s expectation. Some sources also said that the next-generation vehicle will still utilize the same K2 platform like the previous model.

2016 Chevrolet Suburban Black in Snow Weather

Exterior

Since the new 12th generation model just received significant changes recently, the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban will therefore come with pretty much the same features and no noticeable upgrades. The expected changes will enable this redesigned model to be more competitive. In order to reduce its weight to enhance its fuel consumption, the new model will feature an aluminum hood and an aluminum lift gate. Its chassis too will be made using light weight materials which will make it shed off about 250 pounds. There will be extensive use of aluminum and high strength steel which will make the redesigned model to be more fuel efficient. The front end will also come with immense chrome accents. There shall be projector beam headlights which will be properly integrated on the sides of the grille. For the Suburban high trims like the LTZ, there will be LED daytime running lights.

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Interior

For Chevrolet to offer further improvements this generation has received a lot changes in interior. First of all, everything has been pushed to the next level, higher quality of materials, better implementation and functionality. Seats offer better support and it will not cause any fatigue even during longer rides while the infotainment system will be enough for most drivers and passengers. Center console is dominated with eight inch color touch screen that delivers controls for all the most important functions. With decent number of compartments you can be sure that you can safely store all your belongings.

2016 Chevrolet Suburban Interior with brown finish

Powertrain

Under the bonnet of the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban, there will be the same engine as the one which is found in the 2015 model. It will be a 5.8 liter V8 powertrain with direct injection and cylinder deactivation. This engine will produce better power and high efficiency in the new 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. It will be able to deliver 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This 5.8 liter engine is expected in the base model and it will be combined with a six speed automatic transmission. Another engine which will be found in the new Suburban is a 6.2 liter V8 which will make about 420 horses and 460 lb-ft of torque.

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2016 Chevrolet Suburban Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban will be revealed in summer 2015 as 2016 model year, sales should commence a few months later. Expect not much changes in term of its pricing, base trim should cost around $48,200 while the range-topper would command $65,000. All-wheel-drive system is available with additional price of $3,000. Keep coming back here to see more updates in the future.

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