2021 Chevrolet Suburban may get hot Z71 trim

Z71 will become a trim level for off-road performance and capability

1y ago

The new Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe were recently unveiled. They are complete redesigns, with new platforms and bodies for the vehicles. At that unveil, the Z71-edition Tahoe was shown, with it being a trim level, not a package.

GM unveiled the 2020 Tahoe with a Z71 trim

GM unveiled the 2020 Tahoe with a Z71 trim

GM Authority reports that the Suburban will also have the option of a Z71 trim level. This information is from Chevrolet Truck Marketing Director Bob Krates, although Chevrolet has not made an official statement. This vehicle, if it is to be produced, will go on sale for the 2021 model year.

The package will fit the Suburban with better off-road capability and performance. It will have Adaptive Air Ride Suspension, which will allow up to an extra four inches of ground clearance. Four wheel drive will be standard, driving the 20-inch alloy wheels with standard all-terrain tires.

You'll be able to identify a Suburban with this package by its reworked front fascia, which will incorporate a higher approach angle. There will also be a front skid plate and red tow hooks. Black and chrome exterior accents will complete the look.

It will use the 5.3-liter V8 also seen in the Silverado, tuned to produce 355 horsepower. Inside, it'll be the same as the standard Silverado, although you'll be able to control all the off-road features.

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Comments (14)

  • In other words it's an "AT4" trim. The red tow hooks, jacked up look, and styling follow the exact same standards as the Silverado, Silverado HD, and Accadia for their "off road" looks as well.

      1 year ago
  • The Z71 looks AMAZING but unless it's also offered with the 6.2 liter V8 I'd rather enjoy 420 horses in the High Country

      1 year ago
  • This is the vehicle that will kill car sales. It's already a $71k body on frame shitbox. There's nothing here to justify the pricetag.

    You could easily buy a lightly used C6 AND a fleet pickup instead

      1 year ago
  • Hot? In what way? It's not like it jumps out and sizzles... Pretty normal really.

    Average Joe could build a better look.

      1 year ago
  • High Country all the way, plus a chauffeur

      1 year ago