Six Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Facts
- Adopting the code "K" in 1962, the Chevrolet K1500 Suburban is also known as the half-ton four-wheel-drive model of the GMC. This 4WD giant carried an optional 6.5-liter turbo diesel. It also featured a ground clearance of 6.9 inches with an approach and break-over angle of 18 degrees.
- Also called the K15 model, the Chevrolet K1500 Suburban has a twin GMC make-the C15 series. Chevrolet K1500 Suburban parts are all almost the same with C1500 components. The main difference between the two lies on their driving capacity-the C-prototype is a two-wheel drive, while the K-model is a four-wheel drive. Other than that, the C15 models appear strikingly the same with the K15 Suburban in terms of chassis and even Chevrolet K1500 Suburban accessories.
- The second-generation K1500 units sported an unexpectedly lower chassis compared to their two-wheel drive counterparts. This breed of K-series was 5 1/2 inches lower than the C units. The ground clearance from the previous models was retained, though, with the addition of transmission-mounted transfer cases.
- K1500 units manufactured and offered from 1988 to 2000 gave interested takers an option for a four-wheel drive sports appearance with a lineup of Chevrolet K1500 Suburban accessories. This offer, specifically applicable to the K-series alone, included a choice of black trims and bumpers, wheel flares, and mirrors, among others.
- True to its function and image, the K1500 Suburban sports a fairly aggressive strength and exterior. This truck's curb weight ranges from 4,206 lbs. to 4,873 lbs., depending on the body selection. Its length spans from 194.5 to 237.4 inches, while its width can go from 76.8 to 77.1 inches. It is also 73.2 inches high, with a wheelbase of 117.5 to 155.5 inches. As if all those figures are not enough, you still have to check out the maximum hauling capacity of this half-ton 4WD fellow: 5,000 lbs. for the W/T models, 7,000 lbs. for the regular cab models, and 7,500 lbs. for the extended cab models. Plus, the chassis can bear a variety of weight, ranging from 1,668 lbs. to 1,938 lbs.
- The Chevrolet K1500 Suburban production lasted for almost a decade only. By 2000, the Suburban was replaced by the Silverado, although Suburban units are still widely available in the market at present.