Updated May 06,
Chevrolet Suburban History - Generation 9 - 1992- 1999
1992 Chevrolet Suburban
1992: An all-new Suburban features sleek styling with flush glass and composite headlamps. The 5.7L small-block V-8 powers 1500 models, while the 454 (7.4L) engine is still available in the 2500 series. Other updates include four-wheel anti-lock brakes for both 2WD and 4WD models, Insta-Trac on four-wheel-drive models and a new independent front suspension system designed to provide a more carlike ride.
1993 Chevrolet Suburban
1993: Shown above 2500 3/4 ton.
1995: Driver-side air bag added.
1996: Push-button 4WD
activation and daytime running lights debut.
1997 Chevrolet Suburban
1997: Passenger-side frontal
air bag added.
Professional Golfer Greg Norman with 1997 K1500 4x4 Suburban LT. Shown in Onyx Black with optional white outline-lettered tires.
1998 Chevrolet Suburban
1998: OnStar and the full-time AutoTrac all-wheel-drive system are added.
1999 Chevrolet Suburban
1999 Chevrolet Suburban. The uncertainty that greeted the 90s, including the Gulf War and a recession, gave way to the most prosperous period of growth in American history. The Dow Jones Industrial average was at about 2,800 in June 1990, but soared to 11,750 in 1999. Unemployment was only 4.5 percent.
Americas love affair with utility vehicles exploded in the 90s and the Chevrolet Suburban was far and away the most popular. The 1999 model was the final year for a generation introduced in 1992. It was the best Suburban generation to date, with a longer, 131.5-inch wheelbase, aerodynamic styling – including flush-mounted glass – and many of the same luxurious amenities typically reserved for premium sedans. Those features were backed up by robust Vortec powertrains, featuring the tried-and-true small-block and big-block V-8 engines. Advances in combustion technology and enhanced overdrive transmissions improved efficiency.
Because an all-new Suburban would be introduced for 2000, there were no significant updates with the '99 model, but it offered a wide range of safety and convenience features that were introduced during the 1992-99 generation, including: Driver and passenger frontal airbags, AutoTrac all-wheel-drive system, Electronic variable-assist steering, Electronically controlled automatic transmission and OnStar
The '99 Suburban retained its characteristic four-door body style and continued to offer access to the rear cargo area via a liftgate/tailgate configuration or the classic double "barn doors" that had been a Suburban staple since its inception in 1935.
Approximately 139,000 Suburbans were sold in 1999 – a 27-perecent increase over 1998 sales.
1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
THE BOTTOM LINE: 1999 INCOME
AND PRICES (with 2010 inflation conversions)
1999 Chevrolet K2500
4x4 Suburban LS, trailering a vintage 1946