Most people don’t realize the power of a good name. Chevrolet does, and that is why the Suburban has been in production for 83 years. Chevy has been building trucks for a century, so they’ve pulled out all the stops for this year’s SEMA show. To tap into the hearts of Country Music fans, Luke Bryan was asked to build his ultimate version of the 2018 Suburban.
It was revealed in a press release last night, and the details are mouth-watering. Taking a page from his lyrics, it embodies the “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” lifestyle. Starting where it counts, the offroad 35″ tires are wrapped around 22″ wheels. A suspension lift was installed for more travel and ground clearance. Instead of the stump-pulling 6.2 liter V8, Luke chose the 5.3-liter as a great compromise between power and fuel economy. It sends 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque to all wheels, and Chevrolet mentions it has been part of their lineup for 60 years. The modern 325 ci V8 shares nothing in common with the classic 327 other than being a Chevrolet option, but the sentiment and heritage are worth their weight in gold.
To show off the extensive lineup of accessory parts, it was bestowed with a mesh grille, nerf bars, Thule roof rack, LEDs by Baja Design, and rod holders. The retro-inspired tailgate swings out, along with a full-size spare tire. A rear-facing 3rd-row seat with a fabricated footwell harkens back to the tail-gunner seats of Chevy wagons. Brembo brakes round out the package, showcasing a ton of options available at the dealer. It is just one of the 20 Chevrolet display vehicles at SEMA, so follow our coverage on Facebook for live feeds later this week. If you are looking for a great deal on leftover 2017 models, click the link below and stay with us here at Autofluence for all your Chevy news.