In the 1930s up to the mid-1960s, various auto manufacturers used the Suburban nameplate to name their own version of a specific vehicle typea vehicle having a windowed, station wagon body style but standing on a commercial frame or chassis. Automakers that used the Suburban nameplate include Dodge, Plymouth, Studebaker and Chevrolet. But if you talk about a Suburban today, only one vehicle comes in mindthe Chevrolet Suburban.
Chevrolet began using the Suburban nameplate in 1935. It was a steel station wagon standing on a commercial vehicle frame and similar to various other vehicles that also used the Suburban nameplate. It was actually called the Suburban Carryall' upon introduction, but was later re-branded simply as the Suburban. After 1966, only General Motors used the Suburban nameplate and in 1988, the company received an exclusive trademark on the name. For many years, General Motors also used the Suburban nameplate for their GMC vehicles until lately, when the Suburban name was applied solely to Chevrolet vehicles.
Today, General Motors claim that the Chevrolet Suburban is the most capable full-size SUV in America, and the claim is not totally baseless. The Chevy Suburban was named by J.D. Power and Associates as the Highest-Ranked Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle in Initial Quality for two years in a row. This could not have been the case if General Motors equipped the Suburban with substandard parts. But instead of substandard parts, the Suburban is equipped with high quality and high performance Chevy Suburban parts, properly and carefully designed and manufactured to reach the company's goal of ultimate performance.
Currently, the Chevy Suburban is available in LS and LT trim levels for both its half-ton and three-quarter-ton configurations. The Z71 package, equipped with the Z71 suspensions, comes as an additional trim for the half-ton models. Half-ton models are equipped with the Vortec 5300 V8 engine while the three-quarter-ton models come standard with the Vortec 6000 V8 and optional with the Vortec 8100 V8 engine. All models are equipped with a Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, although some transmission specifications vary for different models.
Aside from the aforementioned Chevy Suburban mechanical parts, the other parts installed on your Chevy Suburban are also guaranteed to perform at their best. So each time you have to replace any of the parts your Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with, make sure that you get only Chevy Suburban parts of the same or of higher quality and performance. Genuine Chevy Suburban parts are guaranteed to perform at their best, but there are also Chevy Suburban aftermarket and custom parts that can match and even surpass the quality of the stock parts.