One of the longest running model names in the auto industry, Suburban has been attached to Chevrolet’s utility vehicle offerings since 1935. Growing in popularly through the 1990s, the Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle resided as a flagship for its brand. Eight-cylinder engine power and a maximum seating capacity for nine occupants have been staples for the modern Suburban. Available in half-ton and three-quarter-ton capacities, the 1998 Suburban was constructed on a 131.5-inch wheelbase.
Offered as a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle, a Vortec V-8 engine served as base power for the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban. The Suburban was also offered with a 7.4-liter V-8 and a 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel powerplant. A completely new Suburban was introduced for the 2000 model year constructed on a chassis featuring hydroformed construction. Smoother, rounded exterior bodylines and a reworked interior provided the 2000 Suburban a modern sport utility vehicle appearance.
Interior storage space benefited with the movement of the spare tire from the rear cargo area to underneath the vehicle. The 2000 Chevrolet Suburban received a new pair of Vortec V-8 engines consisting of a 5.3-liter and 6.0-liter powerplant. From 2001 to 2006, the Suburban was offered with a high-capacity 8.1-liter V-8 engine. An all-new Chevrolet Suburban was introduced for the 2007 model year based on a new chassis.
A more steeply raked windshield for better aerodynamics and distinguishing headlamps were part of the improved traits found on the 2007 Suburban. In celebration of the model’s 75 years on the market, a special Chevrolet Suburban's were sold in 2010. Limited in production to 2,570 examples, Suburban 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition models were painted with exclusive White Diamond Tricoat, 20-inch chrome wheels and badging. For the 2015 model year, the Chevrolet Suburban has received a complete styling and mechanical makeover.