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With a final score of 55.55%, the all new Suburban is sure to keep this going. Chevrolet did make a few enhancements, but will it be enough to keep this oversized road warrior from losing market share to Ford.
Chevrolet did do the usual and brought over the front end from their existing Silverado to spruce things up in Suburban town. But will this be enough to keep this great ride from dying off. Chevrolet seems to think so, as they always pull out the same move for the Suburban nameplate. Maybe it was time to move on and try something new, considering that the new Silverado didn't fare well against its rivals.
Seems though Chevrolet has learned a thing or two from Ford, as the new Suburban is heading into the special edition and sport model territory. Although it does not have an RST model yet, we do see one on the horizon, as the last generation had one. The only odd special edition was that they released a High Country model of the Suburban. Sure the Silverado has one as well, but this now puts the Suburban into the Yukon's territory. Better watch how you play Chevrolet, as this could lead to some interior cannibalization of the Yukon's sales.
All around the new Suburban may be just good enough to keeps its image alive and that may be a good thing considering the award it received this year. The Suburban became the first vehicle ever to receive a star on the walk of fame. This also makes it the only inanimate object to have a star on the walk of fame. Good news and promotion for the product as Chevrolet doesn't seem to be running with this yet. But we do see a walk of fame edition coming soon.
So lets wish all the best to this new Suburban on its award and its new endeavour into the world of oversized SUV's.