Thanks to Chevrolet Suburban, Big Trucks… GM Still Rolls Big Like A Boss!
With all the challenges of a year dominated by pandemic production shutdowns and consumer lockdowns, General Motors finished 2020 an impressive $4.6 billion in the black, despite a nearly 12% sales decline.
Strong sales of high-margin big trucks and SUVs account for this happy profit anomaly. And though General Motors is now the 5th or 6th largest global car maker, the company still rolls like the boss it was holding the spot for nearly 70 years.
The latest edition of the long-running Chevrolet Suburban, perhaps the earliest progenitor of the now dominant SUV, reinforces strength and civility as a core value.
The latest Chevy Suburban High Country, packing a new 277-hp 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six, is larger with an improved ride – pairing a new independent rear suspension with a solid body-on-frame truck.
The interior offers 7 passenger seating with plenty of head and legroom throughout. The interior has an elegant but utilitarian appeal. No quilted leather here.
On the road the new Suburban is more agile that its hulking profile would suggest. Handling the $76,000 tag on the accessorized to the max High Country edition is another matter.