The original sport-utility will be tamed and groomed for the 2007 model year while still retaining its distinctively intimidating proportions. The sheet metal, fascia, and lamps have all been updated to bring the 2007 Suburban in line with its full-size counterparts from GMC and Cadillac.
Built on the new GMT900 platform like all of its heavy-duty SUV and truck kin, the 2007 Suburban will be a safer, quieter, and better-handling vehicle than any of its predecessors thanks to numerous chassis tweaks, which include considerable stiffening treatments as well as the injection of noise-dampening foam.
The wider stance and new, aerodynamically enhanced windshield angle of the Suburban in these photos are very close to those of the 2007 Tahoe. The Suburban’s larger size will be particularly noticeable on the interior, with added legroom for driver and passengers and additional cargo space.
In addition to the new safety capabilities built into the vehicle’s basic structure, the 2007 Suburban will also up occupant safety via roof-mounted head curtain side airbags that cover all rows of the vehicle. StabiliTrak with anti-rollover technology will come standard on the Suburban, along with new four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and a year-long subscription to Generation 6 OnStar.
Engines on this mighty beast will include a 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 or the larger 6.0-liter V8 with output in the 350-hp range. Those who live in fear of the gas pump can be assured that GM has taken fuel-efficiency into consideration in the design of the 2007 Suburban as both of the vehicle’s engines will feature variable valve timing for improved efficiency.
The Suburban and all of its 2007 heavy-duty SUV and truck classmates will be making their debut in January at the Detroit auto show, with sales beginning for this vehicle likely in the spring of 2006.