2008 Chevrolet Suburban | new car review

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 by

The Chevy Suburban is currently in its 11th generation and has been plying the roads of the Middle East for over seven decades now. The styling changes to the new 2008 Suburban are subtle but significant such as the raked windscreen for better aerodynamics.

A massive vehicle, the Suburban comes in three trim levels, with two- or four-wheel drive. It’s available in light-duty 1500 or heavy-duty 2500 chassis, using aluminium block 310hp 5.3-litre Vortec engine. An optional engine is also available in the form of a new 366hp 6.0-litre V8 with variable valve timing. Three transmissions, all of them four-speed automatics are offered.

Inside, the dashboard has been lowered and instrument panel finally made tidy. The seats have been raised, giving a commanding view of the road with that lowered dashboard; with optional adjustable pedals, a driver of any size can achieve a comfortable and confident driving position. Chrome trims have been removed from the LS and LT variants.

The Suburban can seat from six to nine passengers, depending on the seats that are chosen. There is 137.4 cubic feet of storage behind the front seats with the second row folded and third row removed. Behind the raised third row, there are still 45.8 cubic feet. This (and
towing) is what the vehicle is all about: passengers and cargo. However, seats don’t fold flat into the floor which is a shame considering that this is a norm in today’s SUVs.

The Suburban can truly lay claim to be the optimum choice of large families, especially in Saudi Arabia, where large distances need to
be covered. It is big and exceedingly cavernous, swallowing a large numbers of occupants as well as their luggage. In its present form,
it has the looks and the grunt to entice many more to its cause.

Technical Specifications
Engine5.3-litre V86.0-litre V8
Power310 bhp366 bhp
Torque454 Nm515 Nm
Transmission4-Speed Automatic4-Speed Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 152000- upto 187000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Ford Expedition

 

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