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Suburban Celebrates 81 Years of Continuous Production


Suburban “Carryall” Introduced in 1935

Originally designed as a more capable alternative to woodie wagons of the day, the 1935 Suburban Carryall started a run that even Chevrolet executives could not have foreseen. Still going strong to this day, the Suburban has the longest production run of any vehicle in America. Now in its 81st year, the king of SUVs shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Many of the features of the original Chevy Suburban are still true to this day. It is a perfect vehicle for hauling large groups of people and their luggage on either road trips or to remote locations. The Suburban’s four-wheel drive system and high clearance makes it a great choice for going where other vehicles dare not tread. Test drive the latest incarnation of the Suburban for yourself at Freeway Chevrolet.

World War II Brings Break for Personal Use

Shortly after Chevy introduced the second generation of the Suburban in 1941, production ceased for personal use due to World War II in 1943. When it started up again in 1946, the vehicles were essentially the same until 1947, when the mother of all station wagons got flush mounted headlights. Chevy kept making improvements through 1953 when it introduced an automatic transmission and a whopping 100 horsepower under the hood. Compare that to today’s basic model which comes with a 5.3 liter V8 and delivers 355 horsepower. The Suburban continued to evolve thorugh history, with major renovations every five years or so. Coil spring suspension debuted in 1963 to offer a better ride and air conditioning was added in 1965. A major styling change took place in 1992 when the Suburban design became more sleek to fall in line with the Chevy pickup line. Safety features were added in 1994. The current generation began in 2007 with improved safety, comfort and towing ability.

Towing, Tech and Comfort All in One Package

The 2016 Suburban is a behemoth that gives you the ability to tow up to 8,300 pounds while delivering a smooth, quiet ride. With technology like 4G LTE Wi-Fi, the Chevy Suburban acts like a hot spot for all the passengers to utilize their electronic devices. Rear seat entertainment systems, premium leather and a sound system that feels like you parked in the middle of a concert hall all add to the beauty this beast can offer. The Suburban is one of the safest vehicles on the road. If its sheer size and structural capability weren’t enough, it has seven air bags and technology such as side blind zone alert, lane keep assist and front park assist to help avoid collisions. Test drive this testament to the American auto industry today at Freeway Chevrolet.

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