Chevrolet Suburban Gains 6.2-Liter V-8

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The 2019 model will be offered with the RST Performance Package now available on the smaller Tahoe, which includes a 420 hp 6.2-liter V8, 10-speed automatic transmission, Borla exhaust system and sport-tuned Magnetic Ride Control suspension system.

The RST package made its debut on the Tahoe previous year and apparently customers have asked Chevy to add the RST performance package to the Suburban as well.

The Suburban RST performance package also looks sportier than the standard Suburban, since all the chrome has been removed.

Already offered on the smaller Tahoe, the optional package adds a 6.2-liter V8 engine tuned to make 420 horsepower. and 460 pound-feet of torque.




Meanwhile, there'll be a set of accessories for the Suburban RST to tweak both the exterior style and the overall performance. The new part for 2019 is the RST Performance Package, which is what slots in the bigger V-8. Other features include the Magnetic Ride Control suspension and the new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.

The engine will use Active Fuel Management and direct injection, along with continuously variable valve timing. The V8 is paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, for example, with narrower steps between each ratio. The system altogether offers improved handling in corners and a more comfortable ride feel when cruising. "When you want to relax, it is very refined, with exceptional ride comfort and interior quietness".

The Suburban RST borrows almost all of the same styling elements found on the Tahoe before it; new 22-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone P285/45R 22 tires, black bowties and badging, and a blacked out-grille. Buyers can equip a Borla-engineered side-exit exhaust, as well as a performance Brembo brake package with red, six-piston front callipers and 16-inch brake rotors. RST package also includes 22-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone P285/45R 22 tires. Available as an upgrade to the Suburban RST, customers can order the Performance Package in summer 2018.

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