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est.1997

Updated May 06,  2017


Chevrolet Suburban History

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GM Special Edition and Concept

Chevrolet Suburbans

2015 Chevrolet Suburban
Half-Pipe Concept 

2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th
Anniversary Diamond Edition

2010 Chevrolet Suburban
United States Secret Service

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
Major League Baseball Edition

2007 Chevrolet Suburban
HD Z71 Concept


Celebrity Chevrolet Suburbans

1999 Chevrolet Suburban
"The Sopranos"


 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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. 

1994 Chevrolet Suburban

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 FACTS
Body style.....................................................................Four-door with "barn doors"
Wheelbase..............................................................................................131.5 inches
Engine............................................................................350-cubic-inch (5.7L) V-8 
Horsepower....................................................................................255 at 4,600 rpm
Torque..................................................................................330 lb.-ft. at 2,800 rpm
Transmission..........................................................................Four-speed automatic
Curb weight (approx.)..............................................4,780 pounds (2WD half-ton)

THE BOTTOM LINE: 1999 INCOME AND PRICES (with 2010 inflation conversions)
 
Chevrolet Suburban (base MSRP).............................................$25,775 ($33,960)
Median household income........................................................$40,816 ($53,777)
Median house price................................................................$148,200($195,263)
Cost of a gallon of regular gasoline..................................................$1.17 ($1.54)
Cost of a loaf of bread.......................................................................$1.49 ($1.96)
Cost of a movie ticket.......................................................................$5.06 ($6.67)
Average Major League Baseball salary..........................$1,726,282 ($2,274,409)

1999 Chevrolet K2500 4x4 Suburban LS, trailering a vintage 1946 Chevrolet Suburban