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Are ES shoppers really asking for that? It revealed an all-new chassis and, for the first time, a performance-oriented F Sport version. In the larger, historically more sedate ES, it will be an unusual turn of events, but it may be one that leads younger shoppers to consider it. The new ES is said to be roomier inside and quieter to boot. In addition to the F Sport trim, two other versions will be available: The new ES keeps its front-wheel drive but gets more horsepower, up 34 to , from its 3.
Torque also has been increased to pound-feet up This V6 is hooked up to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which is being used in the related new Camry and Avalon sedans. The hybrid model gets a 2. The company estimates that the hybrid will return 44 mpg in combined driving.
Lexus reports that the hybrid has an all-new nickel-metal hydride battery, smaller than the last one. Buyers can choose from the standard 8-inch infotainment screen or the optional It is the longest continuous use automobile nameplate in production, starting in for the U. Cadillac offers a version called the Escalade ESV.
The Westchester Suburban name was, in fact, a trademark of U. Body and Forging Co. Chevrolet began production of its all-steel "carryall-suburban" in These vehicles were also known as the "Suburban Carryall" until GM shortened the name to simply "Suburban".
GMC's equivalent to the Chevrolet model was originally named "Suburban" as well, until being rebranded as "Yukon XL" for the model year. With the end of production of the Dodge Town Wagon in and the Plymouth Fury Suburban station wagon in , only General Motors continued to manufacture a vehicle branded as a "Suburban", and GM was awarded an exclusive trademark on the name in The Suburban of today is a full-size SUV with three rows of seating, a full pickup truck frame, and V8 engine.
It is one of the few station wagons available with all bench rows. The extra length provides a full-sized cargo area behind the 9 passenger seating area. In recent years, the Suburban has been used as a police truck , fire chief's vehicle , or EMS vehicle. Suburbans are also used as limousines. Gothic black Suburban vehicles are commonly used by federal intelligence services, such as Secret Service for example.
Secret Service operates fully armored versions of the Suburban for the President of the United States when he attends less formal engagements. Sales were low and GM withdrew the model in from Holden's lineup. There have been twelve generations of Chevrolet Suburbans since its debut, the most recent starting with the model year entering showrooms in February In , Chevrolet celebrated the Suburban's 80th anniversary with the Arlington Assembly plant unveiling the 10th million vehicle built at the facility since its opening, a black Suburban LTZ.
In , the Suburban commemorated its 80th year anniversary at General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant where the 10 millionth Suburban was produced. And they love their Suburbans. Much of the body was constructed from wood, and could seat up to eight occupants.
The actual first generation model was offered by Chevrolet as a "Carryall Suburban" — a tough, no-nonsense load carrier featuring a station wagon body on the chassis of a small truck. Focused on functionality, the concept was literally to "carry all": Seating for up to eight occupants was available, with three in front row, two in the middle row, and three in the rear row.
Suburbans were built in model years , , and It was also produced during the war as a military transport vehicle. Models with rear panel doors were designated "," while those with tailgates were designated " The GMC version was equipped with a cubic-inch 6-cylinder engine. It shared much of its mechanicals with the AK Series trucks. This model generation was based on the Chevrolet Advance Design series of pickups. Beginning in , the Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission was available in GMC models and in the model year Chevrolet Suburbans.
This was the last series to feature " Canopy express " models. The design of the Suburban would inspire the design of the Chevrolet HHR over half a century later.
All Chevrolet and GMC truck models received new styling that included a flatter hood, front fenders flush with the body, and a trapezoid grill. Engines included I-6 and the small block V8s. Chevrolet used its V8 engine, later evolving it to a cubic-inch version. GMC based their V8 on a Pontiac design. Standard Suburban model numbers continued from the previous series, but the introduction of four-wheel-drive models in added the numbers "" for 4WD Suburbans with panel doors, and "" for 4WD Suburbans with tailgates.
Although not documented due to a fire which destroyed the records, the production of Suburban Pickups is understood to be or fewer each model year it was offered from The styling of the — model year took cues from the late s Chevrolet vehicles and had large oval ports above the grille.
Front independent suspension was new for Tailgate and panel door rear openings were available. From onwards, the hood styling was more conservative, with hoods that eliminated the large ports. In , the front glass area was updated to a flatter windshield and larger door glass. This model series introduced a factory-equipped 4WD "K" option for the first time.
The 2WD "C" models introduced a torsion bar -based independent front suspension and trailing arm and coil spring rear, but by , returned to a more conventional coil-spring approach.
Engine options included I-6 and small-block V8s. This was actually from GMCs medium-duty truck line. It featured high torque but was also notable for poor fuel economy. Transmissions were a 3-speed and 4-speed manual, the automatic Powerglide and the dual-range Hydramatic in the GMC models. A passenger conversion was done by Stageway of Fort Smith, Ark.
The 6th generation Suburbans featured a single driver-side door and two passenger-side doors, and were available in both 2WD and 4WD models. For the first time, a three-quarter ton version was available. The Comfort-Tilt steering wheel became optional in This generation of Suburban coincided with the rapid growth of the recreational vehicle market. While only about 6, Suburbans were produced in , by that number had grown to some 27, In , Chevrolet in Brazil introduced a 5-door version of the Suburban called C known as Veraneio from onwards, which is Portuguese for "summertime".
It was based on the contemporary Brazilian Chevrolet C It was initially powered with a Chevrolet 4. Later it used the cid 4. The original version of the Veraneio was kept in production, with another grille and interior, until model year , but it was eventually replaced with an updated version based on the Série 20 family. The Brazilian version of the Suburban was also converted to the current generation at the time and lasted until , was called the Grand Blazer, a successor to the Veraneio.
In , Autoweek ranked the Veraneio fourth among the Chevrolet station wagons that America never got. It also cited the vehicle's design as "baroque" and summed it up as "It's a s Brazilian crossover. Suburbans for model year  now had two doors on each side the previous generation had just one door on the driver's side , front-and-rear air conditioning , a baggage rack, a heater under the third seat and step-plates for easier access. The V8 was dropped for , supplanted by the and small block V8's in The was dropped after , leaving the as the only available engine in K-series Suburbans as the was not yet offered in 4x4's.
In a new 6. Except for the discontinuation of the V8 in '88 the engine line-up continued mostly unchanged, with the , , and 6. Three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic and automatic transmissions were available, and the four-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic R4 was introduced in and was available with the small block and 6.
Towing packages, with lower axle ratio and heavy-duty cooling additions, were optional. Trim options included base Scottsdale level and upgraded Silverado versions. An optional 3rd row bench seat allowed for nine-passenger configurations. A rear heating system was optional.
For model year , automatic locking front hubs were added for shift-on-the-move four-wheel drive models, and the NP transfer case replaced the NP in most models. For , asbestos was removed from rear brakes. For , a new grille was used. For model year , the method of fuel delivery for the engines was switched from carburetors to electronic fuel injection. However, for the cubic inch or 7. Suburban gained rear-wheel anti-lock braking system ABS for the model year.
A heavy-duty four-speed automatic transmission, the 4LE was added for The similar pickup truck models had switched to the newer platforms in the model year. Both 2WD and 4WD models, designated "C" and "K", were offered, as well as half ton and three-quarter ton "" and "" models. The base engine for all variants was the small-block 5.
Ground clearance was 6. Transmissions included the 4L60 four-speed automatic in the series, and the heavier duty 4L80 four-speed automatic in the series and the series fitted with the 6. The manual transmission option from the previous generation was dropped.
The GMT series introduced independent front suspension. The 2WD models used coil springs and 4WD models used torsion bars in the front suspension. All models used a live axle and leaf springs in the rear. Top speed of a Suburban is governed on the engine for economy. Trim options included a base-level version, the LS, and the LT. Interior seating arrangements allowed for either bucket or bench seating in the first row, and optional third row bench.
The vehicle could be configured from two- to nine-passenger seating. Over the model's lifetime there were three trim levels: Not to be confused with the trim variants is the model code, designated K8. The Holden's interior differed from that of the American version, whereby the dashboard of the Chevrolet Blazer was used instead.
However, it had to be stretched to fit in the larger Suburban. A bench seat came standard on the entry-level variant as well as the LS, but the more expensive LT received bucket seats. With the omission of the center seat, the LT has a maximum seating capacity of eight, compared to nine. Creature comforts standard in all models included a LCD compass in the rear-view mirror , a tilt adjustable steering wheel , a driver's airbag , ABS brakes , and dual-zone air conditioning.
To further up the ante, the LT gained electric front seats, leather trim, and a horizontally slated, two-part tailgate. This came as opposed to the "barn doors" found on the other specifications. The Suburban was offered with the choice of either a 5. It was assembled locally at the Bekasi plant.
It was available in two trim levels, G and V, and was launched to fill the gap between the Innova and the Alphard. The engine used is the 2. In , the NAV1 was updated offering 3 trim levels: After the Indonesian NAV1 was discontinued in January because of very falling sales demands, then the NAV1 was replaced and renamed as the third generation facelifted Voxy in August for the model year imported from Japan.
The Third Generation Toyota Noah was introduced in January bringing in a new design language [ vague ] , new safety systems, new interior, and for the first time an engine start stop system to improve fuel economy. Hong Kong is Toyota's other major market for the Noah. The Noah introduces a new more aggressive [ vague ] front and rear bumpers and redesigned head lights.
The interior incorporates side window blinds and various other comforts such as many adjustments for the middle row captain seats. Furthermore, it is also the first Toyota MPV to have one-touch sliding doors. For the Indonesian market, the facelifted third generation Voxy was launched at the 25th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show on August 10, The third generation Voxy is imported from Japan. Export to Indonesia began in July
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