Earlier this year, General Motors Company has officially presented the new 2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST. The RST stands for Rally Sport Truck. This RST package doesn`t mean just changed styling but also upgrades under the hood and cleaner design of the exterior.
The Chevy Suburban is a big name in SUV segment and one of the oldest full-size SUVs on the market. So, the GMC constantly make some improvements in order to make it more attractive and popular among potential buyers. Last year it has been upgraded with better interior equipment, nicer cabin and better performance. This time, it comes with various changes in all the segments. At first sight, we will notice the new exterior design and wheels. We also expect some extra exterior colors and more power under the hood. The cabin should remain pretty much untouched.
The new Suburban RST will be available in LT and Premier trim levels. GMC Yukon Denali, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada will be its main rivals on the market.
2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST engine and performance
Under the hood, 2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST will use the same unit as the current model. It is a 5.3-liter V-8 engine. It has the output of 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Unfortunately, the new Chevy won`t get the Performance Package like the Tahoe RST model. So, this time Suburban RST will go without more powerful 6.2-liter V-8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. This unit will be able to make 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
However, Suburban SUV will get two improvements. It will include the new Borla exhaust system which will provide 7 to 10 more horses to the rear wheels and enhanced Brembo braking package.
External appearance and interior design
When it comes to exterior, the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST will receive more sportier and attractive appearance. The automaker has removed the chrome from the body and replaced it with body colored or black details. So, the roof rails, nameplate badge, window trim, exhaust pipes and mirrors will be black. However, the door handles and grille surround will be body-colored. The front will feature the new and redesigned gloss black grille and revised headlamps. The new Chevy Suburban RST will ride on standard 22-inch five-spoke wheels with Bridgestone tires.
The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST is spacious, modern and well equipped. The seats are wide and very comfortable. The cabin has three rows of seats; it able to accommodate even nine passengers. Furthermore, it is very practical and has a lot of space for small item storage such as cupholders. The dashboard is wide and will feature an available 8-icnh touchscreen. Besides that, it offers as well Blu-ray DVD entertainment system, Chevy MyLink connectivity, keyless entry etc. As for the safety, it will be offered with lane departure warning, blind spot monitors, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and so on.
Release date and price of 2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST
2018 Chevrolet Suburban RST will go on sale later this year, most likely in the fall. As for the price, unfortunately it is still unknown for now.