The Suburban was created in 1934 for release in 1935. It was essentially a big station wagon body, built onto a truck frame, mainly used for the National Guard and Civilian Conservation Corps. Since then, vehicle has been produced under that name
continuously. This is the longest running streak for a vehicle to be produced under one name. These vehicles from the first through fifth generations were made simply for holding lots of people and lots of cargo. It has gone through a whopping twelve generations of models throughout this record streak of production years, evolving a great deal over the years.
In the sixth generation from 1960 through 1966, major changes came into effect, making these Suburbans have an appearance that somewhat resembles what we see in modern renditions of this model. There was even a 15 passenger holding version made of one of these sixth generation models. The seventh generation from years 1967 to 1972 took a page from minivan’s in having only one door on the driver-side, making the rear passengers all enter from the same side as the passenger door.
1973 began a new era in the Suburban. This eighth generation Suburban was produced for a total of 19 years, without any major changes, until 1991. A fourth door was once again added to the drive side and it was offered in both regular gasoline engine and diesel engine. Though it was a different era, fuel economy was still rough on these monsters. They reached only around 17 mpg highway and 13 mpg in city driving. Various seating options were available by bucket or bench front seating, and the choice of a third row seat, making this up to an 8 passenger vehicle.
The next generation from 2000 to 2006 saw major aesthetic changes through rounded edges and much higher quality interior materials. There was no longer a diesel engine option available, and by 2006 the Suburban was undergoing a major image shift. Many people wanted a luxury vehicle look and feel, but with the massive size of a Suburban. These needs were satisfied with production of the Denali version of the GMC Yukon, which featured 20-inch rims.
The eleventh generation from years 2006 to 2014 kept up the pace of change and improvement, offering more and more custom option packages, and even an XL version
that was an even longer edition. But the improvements don’t stop at comfort and appearance features. The Suburban became the SUV with the greatest towing capacity, matched only by the Toyota Sequoia
The modern, twelfth generation is even sleeker and more stylishly designed. But for those of you still driving your vintage or late model Suburban, we have products that will make major improvements in minor ways, at a very low cost.
Available center consoles and upgrades:
*1973-1987 Chevy / GMC Dual Drinkholder Plug and Chug
*1973-1987 GM/Chevy Truck King Size Dash Plug & Chug Drink Holder
*Chevy Suburban Bench Seat Console & Cup Holder
*Chevy Suburban Console & Cup Holder, Floor Style