It’s been the year of the sport utility vehicle in 2015, and the Chevy Suburban has been no exception. According to Wardsauto.com, Chevrolet posted its best February in seven years, and its truck and SUV sales are the reason behind the boom. Sales of the full-size SUV were up a whopping 118 percent last month. The month before, sales were up 142 percent.
Not bad for the longest running vehicle in production. Chevy has produced the Suburban line since 1935.
As the demand grows, so too is production. GM’s Arlington, Texas plant, which makes the Suburban, is currently running three shifts to keep up with sales.
“We build to market demand,” GM spokesman Bill Grotz told USA Today last month.
The Suburban is a four-door SUV with room for up to nine people. It comes equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine and is available in either two- or four-wheel drive. It also features an 8,000-pound towing capacity. While it has plenty of power, you can also get it with such amenities as a four-inch LCD instrument display panel, passenger video players, a heated steering wheel and 4G connectivity.
“For customers who have always liked big vehicles, need big capabilities, and prefer an SUV as their family hauler rather than a minivan, a 2015 Suburban is somewhere with your name on it,” said Car And Driver in its review. The magazine also listed the Suburban as an Editors’ Choice for Best SUVs and Crossovers of 2015.