Chevrolet is a car manufacturing company known for producing steady sales results every year and their full size SUV named Chevrolet Suburban is no exception. Currently, this vehicle is in its 12th generation, which made its first appearance in 2014. Refresh cycles are expected in the upcoming years. For now, it is not known whether it will come in 2017 or 2018. Even refreshment for 2019 model is a possibility. It is expected to be based on a new platform, therefore having a better fuel economy. As of now, it is only confirmed that the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban will be an improvement over currently running model.
2017 Chevrolet Suburban: Improvements and Refresh
Exterior of this model will not feature major refreshment. The company aims to maintain low costs of production while still keeping it competitive. So, refreshment of the smaller parts is most likely, as they can be incorporated into current set up quite easily. On the other hand, more expensive and larger parts should remain till the end of refreshment cycle.
It is likely that hood of 2017 Chevrolet Suburban will be made out of high strength steel or light aluminum. It will reduce the overall weight of a vehicle while still maintaining the same shape. Chrome accents are abundantly present in current model but there is still a possibility of more chrome, front fascia might be getting new chrome accents along with rear and side. Headlights will have a slightly altered shape and it will come with Projector beam and daytime running LED lights.
A lot of interior features will be offered in 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, both as standard and optional package. Each year, this model is launched with better materials or new and improved version of MyLink infotainment system. The cabin will be spacious as always and it shall have three rows of seats. The improved upholstery will be offered in both leather and cloth variants. New aluminum and chrome interior accents will also be offered.
Drive assist technologies such as lane departure warning, cruise control and blind spot monitoring will be offered with this SUV. Other features such as rearview camera, parking sensors and remote start shall also be offered. Depending on trim level, a 5 or 8 inch touch screen will be placed on dashboard.
2017 Chevrolet Suburban: Engine Options
Currently, there is no confirmation on the availability of a new drivetrain option for 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. However, since a lot of time is left, the possibility of new options cannot be ruled out. Current model offers a 5.8-liter V8 engine featuring direct injection with an output of 355 HP. A 6.2-liter V8 engine serves as the next option and it shall be capable of generating 420 HP. These engines are paired with a 6-speed auto transmission. Whether it will be available for an upcoming model or not, is still a mystery.
Price and Arrival
The 2017 Chevrolet Suburban should be available in the market by the start of 2016. The current the model has a starting price of $52,000. The price range for upcoming model is expected to increase slightly.