Last year, we saw the GMC Tahoe get an RST package that upped its output, gave it a new look, and added a bit of attitude. Now, it’s the Tahoe’s cousin, the Suburban, to get in on the RST fun.
Likely the biggest change to the Suburban will be the engine swap, as Chevy will replace the 5.3-liter V-8 with the potent 6.2-liter V-8 found in the Escalade. This will push its output from 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque to 420 horses and 460 pound-feet. Plus, it’ll get GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission with a 7.39 overall gear ratio and a lower top gear to keep the revs low at highway speeds.
Helping it handle in all conditions will be its magnetic ride control, which will adjust its suspension every 5 milliseconds. This helps it hold firm in the corners while also deliver a comfortable ride on longer cruises. At the corners, buyers will find 22-inch roller wrapped in P285/45R22 Bridgestone rubber. Other performance options will include a dual side-exit exhaust system and a Brembo brake system with aluminum caliper gripping 16.1-inch Duralife rotors.
There will also be a Performance Package that’ll spruce up the exterior a bit with the chrome on its grille surround and door handles replaced with body-color pieces. The chrome on the grille and mirror caps will be replaced by gloss-black panels. There will also be black roof rails, Chevy bowties, and badging.
The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST will hit showrooms later in the summer of 2018. Prices will come around its release date.