2020 Chevy Suburban Concept, Towing Capacity, Diesel

If you have a big family, compact and mid-size SUVs won’t offer enough space. That is why people mostly turning to the full-size segment. Well, there is a lot of space and a lot of power. The price is higher, but at least you have a home on wheels. And in this class, every detail matters. So, if you need seating for nine persons, then 2020 Chevy Suburban will be your only choice. Its rivals are offering up to eight spots.

Well, these are common advantages of the 2020 Chevy Suburban any full-size SUV will bring to its buyers. This model is also using a body-on-frame platform. Again, there are a lot of pros and cons between it and a unibody architecture. From 2020 season, Suburban, as well as its siblings, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon, will use independent rear suspension (IRS).

That is not all we expect from 2020 Chevy Suburban. The vehicle is spied testing. Well, most of the body is under the camouflage. But, if the company is testing only its new suspension, they wouldn’t have anything to hide, right? So, a facelift is a certain, or even bigger redesign, the first one since 2015.

2020 Chevy Suburban IRS

2020 Chevy Suburban Specs, IRS, Towing Capacity

Under the bonnet of the 2020 Chevy Suburban will be a huge 5.3-liter unit. The same engine powers Silverado 1500 trucks. This is not the only similarity between the pickup and truck-based SUV. A six-speed transmission is sending power to rear wheels by default. Optionally, buyers can choose an AWD model. Heavy SUV will return 17/24 mpg with the standard setup. For such a vehicle, this is a good mileage. For example, Nissan Armada offers 14/20 mpg, and Toyota Sequoia 13/18 miles per gallon.

We can also count a towing capacity of the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban as its advantage. However, longer wheelbase does not allow this SUV to pull as much as its stablemate Tahoe can do. Suburban’s current towing capacity is 6400 pounds for FWD, and 6000 lbs for AWD.

The new independent rear suspension could change this. Well, the vehicle will also boost the handling. On the other hand, the IRS is slightly more expensive to build, so the price of the 2020 Chevy Suburban will definitely jump because of this. The freedom of moving will allow each wheel to move up and down, so the ride is smoother and more balanced. All drivers will have a lot more fun than before driving the SUV off the road or through the corner.

2020 Chevy Suburban concept

2020 Chevy Suburban Diesel

As said, being based on a truck means many things will be shared between the 2020 Chevy Suburban and Silverado 1500. One of them is a new diesel engine. The truck is not using it. General Motors company is waiting for a green light by EPA to start production of these engines. First trucks with diesel units will appear as the 2019 year models, and the SUV is getting these for 2020 season. Be believe Chevrolet will also install the new Duramax engine to Tahoe and probably GMC sibling, Yukon.

A 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel Duramax unit is capable to produce 280 hp, according to rumors. That is more than the rivals of Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 can get from their units. Also, the torque is at the similar level – 450 pound-feet. Although these numbers need confirmation, it is obvious that 2020 Chevy Suburban Diesel is going to boost towing capacity and the fuel economy.

2020 Chevy Suburban Options and Interior Features

The new 2020 Chevy Suburban will introduce new trim levels, at least as optional or limited edition packages. Current model surprised all fans with the RST package. This suite of features brought a 10-speed automatic transmission box and 22-inch wheels as the most significant upgrades. New colors and headlights will be on the 2020 Chevy Suburban RST.

The other debuts we could see regarding this SUV, are performance-oriented Z71 or ZR2 models. We can see these packages on other vehicles. We must mention Silverado truck once again. The flagship pickup will probably get ZR2version in 2020. Same year or the next, Suburban will bring this trim. By then, we could see a lighter off-road variant, Z71.

Interior will get a revisit. The spacious cabin is getting more of everything. Extra safety and infotainment features are not going to harm the price. Seating layout remains the same. A refresh of the dashboard would be a great move.

2020 Chevy Suburban spy shots

2020 Chevy Suburban Release Date, Prices

The 2020 Chevy Suburban will not be available for purchase until the last quarter of 2019. By then, we will know all about the SUV. New independent rear suspension will raise the cost of Suburban, but we still don’t know exact figures. The current model is available from $52,000 and the IRS can’t make it too much expensive. Not because of the cost of production, but competition. 

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