12 Generations Of Chevrolet Suburban Nearly 90 Years Of SUV Evolution

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The Chevrolet Suburban is one of the oldest names on the automotive landscape with a history that dates back to the mid-1930s. The team from Fleet Logging has a series of drawings that let us see the venerable model’s evolution from the beginning through today.


Launched for the 1935 model year, the original Chevy Suburban was notable for its all-steel body construction. At the time, using wood as the structural component of a vehicle was common, so being fully metal was a major selling point for improved ruggedness in comparison to the now-iconic woody wagons. For added durability, it rode on the company’s half-ton truck platform.


1941 Chevrolet-Suburban

Introduced in 1941, the second-gen Suburban adopted a more modern looking body, and there was room for up to eight people inside. Some of them also served in World War II as military transports.


1947 Chevrolet-Suburban

Following the war, Chevy…

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