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Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Suburban are essentially the same vehicles except for a few small differences in body trim including the grille, and, in older versions, also the engines.
In 1933 Chevrolet created their first station wagon built upon the frame of their 1/2 ton pickup.. This first model was specifically manufactured for the Civilian Conservation Corps and National Guard units. A great deal of it's body was built of wood, and seated as many as eight passengers.
From 1935 through 1940 Chevrolet built the Second generation body they called a "Carryall Suburban". These Suburbans shared the frames and front sheet metal with the 1/2 ton pickup, although they had all-metal bodies with very little shape differences from those contemporary "woodies". Seating for as many as eight passengers was available, with three in the front, two in the center, and three occupants in the back row. An option for panel doors or choice of a tailgate/lift window allowing easy loading of items was available.
Although it had windows and seats instead of just a windowless monster cargo area.. You could call them station wagons built on a truck chassis, the initial Suburbans had but two doors plus a two-door tailgate and featured seating in three rows with room for as many as eight passengers. The typical engine was, a 217 cubic-inch overhead valve inline six cylinder with only 90 horsepower. Minor alterations to the body stayed with the first Suburban all the way to 1940.
In 1941 came the bullet-shaped headlights that swept from the fenders. The GMC's had a new 93 horsepower inline six. engine. However Chevrolet manufactured no vehicles for civilians from 1943 through 1945 because of supporting World War II.
In 1946 Chevrolet simply began again up exactly where it had stopped, resulting the 1946 models being virtually the same vehicles as the 1942 models.
was restyled with flush headlights and acquired a broader-shouldered look featuring a wider grille along with passenger area. This basic premise continued on until 1954, when the biggest news was the new GMC
Hydra-Matic transmission and increased power which for the Suburban was now up to a whopping 100 horses.
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Many automotive makers used the name "Suburban" to denote a station wagon style body with windows mounted on a commercial pickup frame which included;
Plymouth and Studebaker. Production of the all-steel Chevrolet "carryall-suburban" began in 1935. GMC introduced its first model in 1937. These early SUV vehicles were also called "Suburban Carryalls" until GM shortened the name to just "Suburban."
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Chevrolet Suburban is the longest continuous vehicle nameplate being manufactured, beginning in 1935 for the 1935 United States model year, and has customarily been one of General Motors' most profitable vehicles. The Suburban has been manufactured under the Chevrolet, Holden, and GMC brands until the GMC variant was rebranded as the
GMC Yukon XL. For a majority of recent history, the Suburban has been built as a station wagon-bodied rendition of the Chevrolet pickup, including the Chevrolet C/K and Silverado version of truck-based vehicles. Cadillac built an adaptation called the Escalade ESV.
The Suburban is marketed in the United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico, the Philippines, and the Middle East (excluding Israel) as a left-hand drive vehicle, while the Yukon XL is sold just in North America (U.S. and Canada) and The Middle East regions (aside from Israel).
Chevrolet Suburban first generation (1935 -1940)
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1935 Chevrolet Suburban
1935 Chevrolet Suburban
1936 Chevrolet Suburban
1937 Chevrolet Suburban
1938 Chevrolet Suburban
1939 Chevrolet Suburban
1940 Chevrolet Suburban
Prior to this first generation Suburban, in 1933 Chevrolet had offered a station wagon body, built on the 1/2 ton truck frame. This model was specifically built for National Guard and Civilian Conservation Corps units. 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": the whole family and their gear were to find sufficient space in one truck.
Suburban second generation (19411946)
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1942 Chevrolet Suburban"
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1946 Chevrolet Suburban"
Suburbans were built in model years 1941, 1942, and 1946. It was also produced during the war as a military transport vehicle. Seating for up to eight occupants was available. Models with rear panel doors were designated "3106," while those with tailgates were designated "3116." The Chevrolet versions were equipped a 216-cubic-inch 6-cylinder engine. The GMC version was equipped with a 228-cubic-inch 6-cylinder engine. It shared much of its mechanicals with the AK Series trucks.
Suburban third generation (19471954)
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1951 Chevrolet Suburban
1952 Chevrolet Suburban
1950 Chevrolet Highlander Suburban Woodie
1955 Early Chevrolet Suburban
This model generation was based on the Chevrolet Advance Design series of pickups.
Beginning in 1953, the Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission was available in GMC models and in the 1954 model year Chevrolet Suburbans. Models with rear panel doors were designated "3106," while those with tailgates were designated "3116." In 1952, the Suburban came with either a tailgate or panel doors. The front bench seat was split, with two seats on the driver's side and a single seat on the passenger side, which slid forward for access to the rear two rows of seats. The second row was a "2/3" seat, requiring occupants to move past the front passenger seat, as well as the second-row seats to access the third row.
This was the last series to feature "Canopy express" models.
Suburban fourth generation (19551959)
1955 Chevrolet Suburban
1956 Chevrolet Suburban
1957 Chevrolet Suburban
1958 Chevrolet Suburban
1959 Chevrolet Suburban
Updated engineering and styling on Chevrolet trucks was not introduced until March 25, 1955, in the middle of the model year that GM called the Chevrolet Task Force/GMC Blue Chip series. All Chevrolet and GMC truck models received new styling that included a flatter hood, front fenders flush with the body, and a trapezoid grill. The trucks' V-shaped speedometer was shared with passenger car models.
Suburban fifth generation (19601966)
1960 Chevrolet Suburban
1961 Chevrolet Suburban
1962 Chevrolet Suburban
1963 Chevrolet Suburban
1964 Chevrolet Suburban
1965 Chevrolet Suburban
1966 Chevrolet Suburban
The styling of the 1960 1961 model year took cues from the late 1950s Chevrolet vehicles and had large oval ports above the grille. Front independent suspension was new for 1960. The cab featured a "wrap around" windshield. Tailgate and panel door rear openings were available.
From 1962 onwards, the hood styling was more conservative, with hoods that eliminated the large ports. In 1964, the front glass area was updated to a flatter windshield and larger door glass. 1,150 lb (520 kg) of cargo could be carried in the back.
Suburban sixth generation (19671972)
1967 Chevrolet Suburban
1968 Chevrolet Suburban
1969 Chevrolet Suburban
1970 Chevrolet Suburban
1971 Chevrolet Suburban
1972 Chevrolet Suburban
The 6th generation Suburbans featured a single driver-side door and two passenger-side doors, and were available in both 2WD and 4WD models.
Engines offered over the six model years included the 250 and 292 CI inline 6, 283, 307, 327, and 350 CI small block V-8, and 396/402 CI big block V-8.
Suburban seventh generation (19731991)
1973 Chevrolet Suburban
1974 Chevrolet Suburban
1975 Chevrolet Suburban
1976 Chevrolet Suburban
1977 Chevrolet Suburban
1978 Chevrolet Suburban
1979 Chevrolet Suburban
1980 Chevrolet Suburban
1990 Chevrolet Suburban
1991 Chevrolet Suburban
The Suburban became a four-door vehicle. The Rounded-Line 1970s body style remained largely unchanged for 19 model years making this series the longest Suburban generation in production. 2WD (C/R) and 4WD models (K/V) were both available in 1/2 and 3/4 ton ("10" and "20") chassis. Suburbans for model year 1973 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. A new Eaton Automatic Differential Lock was introduced as an option extra for the rear differential.
Suburban eighth generation (19921999)
1992 Chevrolet Suburban
1993 Chevrolet Suburban
1994 Chevrolet Suburban
1995 Chevrolet Suburban
1999 Chevrolet Suburban
The GMT400-based Suburbans were introduced in December 1991 for the 1992 model year. The similar pickup truck models had switched to the newer platforms in the 1988 model year. Both 2WD and 4WD models, designated "C" and "K", were offered, as well as half ton and three-quarter ton ("1500" and "2500") models.
The base engine for all variants was the small-block 5.7 liter (350 cu in) V8. The big-block 7.4 L (454 cu in) V8 was optional for the 2500 series.
Suburban ninth generation (20002006)
2000 Chevrolet Suburban
2001 Chevrolet Suburban
2002 Chevrolet Suburban
2003 Chevrolet Suburban
2006 Chevrolet Suburban
For 2000, Chevrolet's long-serving 5.7 L and 7.4 L V8 engines were retired along with the 6.5 L diesel. New engines were Vortec 5300 5.3 L (325 cu in) for the 1500 series and Vortec 6000 6.0 L (364 cu in) for the 2500 series.
New features included:
A spare tire relocated beneath the vehicle (instead of in the cargo area as on previous models)
"Puddle lamps" in the exterior mirrors on LS and LT models
New instrument panel including a driver message center and engine hour meter
Electronic climate control available on LT models
Four-wheel disc brakes
Suburban tenth generation (20072014)
2007 Chevrolet Suburban
2008 Chevrolet Suburban
2012 Chevrolet Suburban
2013 Chevrolet Suburban
2014 Chevrolet Suburban
The new models were redesigned with more modern, less boxy styling, already seen on the previously released 2007 Tahoes and Yukons. The exterior features a more aerodynamic shape, made partly by a steeply raked windshield angle. The new design is more aerodynamic.
Suburban eleventh generation (2015 to Present)
2015 Chevrolet Suburban
2016 Chevrolet Suburban
2017 Chevrolet Suburban
2018 Chevrolet Suburban
2019 Chevrolet Suburban
The front fascias of the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL are distinct, but from the base of the A-pillars back, they share most of the same styling cues. This now includes inlaid doors that tuck into the door sills, instead of over them, improving aerodynamics, fuel economy, and lessens interior noise. The hoods and liftgate panels are made of aluminum in an effort to reduce vehicle weight, and the wiper blades that were located on the liftgate door were moved to the rear spoiler located on the top of the rear liftgate window.
Chevrolet Tahoe first generation (1995-1999)
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
(and its rebadged rendition
are full-size General Motors SUVs. Chevrolet and GMC sold two diverse sized SUVs
using the Blazer/Jimmy brand names through the mid 1990s. This circumstance
changed in 1992 when GMC rebadged their full-size Jimmy as the Yukon. Chevrolet
held up until 1995 to rename the redesigned mid-size S-10 Blazer as simply the
Blazer, at the same time renaming the full-size Blazer as the Tahoe. The Tahoe
name alludes to the tough and beautiful region encompassing Lake Tahoe in the
Chevrolet Tahoe second generation (20002006)
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
Other than the Tahoe Limited Edition, the vehicle was redesigned and launched in March 2000 for the 2000 model year on the new GMT800 platform, still shared with the full-sized pickups and SUV's. Two new engines replaced the old 5.7 L (350 cu in) small-block V8, and while both were smaller, both produced more horsepower but less torque.
Chevrolet Tahoe third generation (20072014)
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
General Motors redesigned the Tahoe and Yukon on the new GMT900 platform in late 2005 as a 2007 model. A hybrid version of the Tahoe/Yukon, which uses the shared GM/Chrysler Advanced Hybrid System 2, followed with the 2008 models.
Chevrolet Tahoe fourth generation (2015present)
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevrolet Tahoe, had a shortened 2014 model year starting in June 2013, and was replaced with a new version in February 2014 as a 2015 model. The 2015 Tahoe/Yukon was supposed to be based on the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado, which was introduced in May 2013.
Chevrolet Traverse - Crossover (2008-Present)
2008 Chevrolet Traverse
2019 Chevrolet Traverse
The Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size crossover SUV. It is built on the GM Lambda platform that is also used on the GMC Acadia and on the Buick Enclave. It is the successor to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
Originally marketed as a mid-size crossover SUV, the Traverse was built at GM's Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant during 2009, but then production of the Traverse had moved to GM's Delta Township, Michigan assembly plant in 2010.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse debuted at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show and the Traverse
was delivered to every Chevrolet dealer in October 2008.
The second generation model debuted in showrooms in the summer of 2017. Starting with the 2019 model year, the Traverse will be slotted above the new mid-size Chevrolet Blazer as part of Chevrolets plans to expand its CUV lineup.
Chevrolet K5 Blazer (1969-1994)
1974 Chevrolet Blazer
1994 Chevrolet Blazer
The K5 Blazer was the shortest full size SUV introduced in 1969, the full-size Blazer was replaced by Tahoe in 1995. In 1970, GMC produced its own version of the truck, called the Jimmy, which ceased in 1991 and the GMC Yukon replaced it in 1993. Both were based upon the short wheelbase pickups and came in either rear wheel drive only or four-wheel drive. The "Jimmy" name mirrored the GMmy sound in a comparative way in how Jeep was an elocution of GP in the competing market.
Until 1995, both the K5 Blazer and Jimmy featured "full convertible" removable tops. In 1976, GM announced a half-cab outline that was less inclined to leaks and somewhat more secure in a roll-over. These half cabs are convertible beginning a few inches behind the driver/passenger doors clear to the tailgate.
Chevrolet S-10 Blazer (1982-2005)
1982 Chevrolet S10 Blazer
2005 Chevrolet S10 Blazer
The Chevrolet Blazer (4WD model T-10) and its rebadged variant, the GMC S-15 Jimmy (4WD model T-15), are compact/mid-size SUVs manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet and GMC from 1982-2005 across two generations.
The S-10 Blazer and S-15 Jimmy were based on the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC S-15 pickup trucks
Chevrolet Equinox (2005-Present)
2004 Chevrolet Equinox
2019 Chevrolet Equinox
The Chevrolet Equinox was introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year. Originally, the Equinox was shown at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show.
The Pontiac Torrent was introduced in 2005 for the 2006 model year. The Pontiac Torrent was originally shown at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Riding on the GM Theta platform, the unibody is mechanically similar to the Saturn Vue and the Suzuki XL7. However, the Equinox and the Torrent are larger than the Vue, riding on a 112.5 in wheelbase, 5.9 in longer than the Vue. Front-wheel drive is standard, with optional all-wheel drive. They are not designed for serious off-roading like the truck-based Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
Chevrolet Trailblazer (2002-2009)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2019 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The first generation 20022009 TrailBlazer is based on a truck platform called GMT360, with all models having four-wheel-drive layout as an option with both automatic engagement and the more traditional "4 High" and "4 Low" gearings, except the SS model which features an all-wheel-drive system. The TrailBlazer features an independent front suspension, and a five-link rear suspension. A G80 locking rear differential is available as an option on all models except for the SS which has a G86 LSD standard. An LTZ version, has upgraded interior features (leather), better sound system (Bose), alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes. All TrailBlazers came factory equipped with a detachable towing hitch.
The second generation TrailBlazer (2012-present) was unveiled as a concept at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show, and as a production model at the Bangkok Motor Show on March 21, 2012. As is the case with the original K5 Blazer (19691994), Tahoe (since 1995), Suburban (since 1935) and S-10 Blazer (19832005), the second-generation TrailBlazer is based on a truck frame, namely the second generation Colorado.
Corvair Greenbrier Sportswagon (1961-1965)
1961 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Sportwagon
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Sportwagon
Chevrolet introduced the Corvair lineup for the 1960 model year as the first of a series of generations of passenger compact cars. Chevrolet introduced a more utilitarian style of vehicle the following year under the model designation "Corvair 95". In appearance and design the vehicles were similar to the competing Volkswagen Transporter, which was essentially a bus-like adaptation of the Volkswagen Beetle that moved the driver over the front wheels (Forward control), also commonly defined as a cab over vehicle.
Chevrolet Captivia (2018-present)
2018 Chevrolet Captiva
2019 Chevrolet Captiva
The Chevrolet Captiva is a compact crossover SUV built for sand that was developed by the South Korean manufacturer Daewoo, and has been sold by Chevrolet since 2006. The crossover straddles the entry-level SUV segments. The first generation model uses the GM Theta platform and derives from the S3X concept car revealed in 2004. The Theta platform also underpins the Opel Antara, the Captiva's mechanical derivative also built by Daewoo. Sold internationally as the "Chevrolet Captiva", South Korean-market cars were badged as Daewoo Winstorm until 2011, when the international name was adopted. Australasian-specification models are badged Holden Captiva. On September 13, 2018, Chevrolet announced that it is ending production on the first generation Captiva and replacing it worldwide with the Equinox. In November 2018, the second generation Captiva, which is a rebadged Baojun 530 was introduced in Colombia
Chevrolet Orlando (2011-present)
2011 Chevrolet Orlando
2019 Chevrolet Orlando
The Orlando concept was a 5-door, 7-seat vehicle based on Chevrolet Cruze sedan. It included a two-tier grille, headlamps that flow into the front fenders and muscular fender forms that wrap around the wheels, 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine rated 150 PS; 148 hp) and 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft). It was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and later at the 2009 North American International Auto Show
Chevrolet Tracker (1996-Present)
1999 Chevrolet Tracker
2004 Chevrolet Tracker
2019 Chevrolet Tracker
The Chevrolet Tracker, formerly the Geo Tracker, is a mini SUV produced for Chevrolet and Geo by CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll, Ontario. Although appearing as a compact SUV, the Tracker was actually certified as a Light truck due to its off-road capabilities. The Tracker was produced under many brands in several different editions and in many countries.
Chevrolet Trax (2013-present)
2013 Chevrolet Trax
2019 Chevrolet Trax
The Chevrolet Trax is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Chevrolet since 2013. The car is based on the GM Gamma II platform, which is shared with the Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic, as well as the Opel Mokka/Buick Encore.
Chevrolet HHR (2006-2011)
2006 Chevrolet HHR
2011 Chevrolet HHR
The Chevrolet HHR is a retro-styled, high-roofed, five-door, five-passenger, front-wheel drive station wagon launched by the American automaker Chevrolet at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model and designed by Bryan Nesbitt.
The HHR shares the GM Delta platform with the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, and Saturn Ion. In Mexico, it was marketed with its predecessor, the Opel-sourced Chevrolet Zafira compact MPV.
Chevrolet Canopy Express (1920s-1955)
1933 Chevrolet Canopy Expres
1953 Chevrolet Canopy Expres
1954 Chevrolet Canopy Expres
A Canopy express is a light-duty cargo van based on the chassis of a panel truck. Canopy express vehicles have open display areas behind the driver's seat commonly used for peddling vegetables and fruit, but also used for other kinds of deliveries that require easy access, such as newspapers and radio equipment.
Canopy express trucks evolved as a more stylized version of standard pickup trucks that contained open canopies installed over the pickup bed. They were built by Dodge, General Motors, and International Harvester as well as other manufacturers. Ford Canopy Express trucks were merely aftermarket conversions of their existing panel trucks.
Chevrolet Express (1995-present)
2019 Chevrolet Expres Passenger Van
The Chevrolet Express and its mechanically identical twin GMC Savana are full-size vans from General Motors. They replaced the Chevrolet Van and GMC Vandura in 1995. The Express and Savana (which were known as the GMT600 platform), were a major upgrade from the previous generation van which dated from the late 60's. The GMT600 featured full body on frame construction, the new central-port injection V6 and V8 engines, and greatly improved ride & handling from its GMT400 derived chassis.