Driving an Action-Packed SUV


Driving an Action-Packed SUV

Suburban is Chevy’s sport utility vehicle (SUV) built on a truck platform. It is a most wanted machine for us whose everyday routine is to move everybody and haul anything. The Suburban is so versatile that it became a standard vehicle among law enforcement agencies of the United States.

In most action movies, this is a usual scene to watch: A fleet of screeching Suburban SUVs suddenly park, then a team of cold-blooded technocrats and counter-terrorism experts alight from the vehicle, and the breathtaking action begins.

For state agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Suburban is preferred because it has enough room for a squad, a term in military jargon referring to a team consisting of at least eight elements. Suburban has nine comfortable seats, making it an ideal counter-terrorism personnel carrier. This model is also an automobile that every big family wants to have. Because of its massive civilian use, law enforcers know that concealing their presence during a surveillance operation is just a matter of changing their government license plate into a civilian plate.

The Suburban is one of the oldest among Chevy models, having been in production since 1935. Other automobile manufacturers also used the name “suburban” to mean “a windowed, station wagon type bodied vehicle.” When Dodge discontinued manufacturing the Town Wagon in 1966, General Motors (GM) continued to manufacture “suburban” models. In 1988, GM acquired the exclusive right to use the name Suburban.

People driving the Suburban must be constantly on the go. When driving for a big family or a corporate team, remember that passengers are oftentimes picked up in different locations. As such, one may need to get in and out of the vehicle often. Likewise, those driving for law enforcers know very well that the success or failure of a mission depends on proper timing. A misplaced key may mean losing a precious second that could have solved a case.

Therefore, one would need a very good companion to keep that very important key in such a way that it is easier to find and comfortable to hold. Chevy Suburban keychains come in sleek leather and metal designs. A design called a Valet keychain is available in elegant stainless steel measuring 4 inches tall and 1 inch wide. A similar design known as a Teardrop keychain is also a stainless bauble engraved with the Chevy logo and the text “Suburban.” Both designs are priced at $9.99. A unique steering wheel keychain is also available at $9.99. The round Chrome, oval black metal and leather keychain designs are priced at $6.99. These features a black crystallite dome bearing the Chevy logo, the text “Suburban”, three stars above the logo and another three stars below the text.

If you feel that old tough Suburban needs to retire, you may want to display that old keychain in your private museum and take a close look at the 2008 Suburban. There is a unique push button auto-folding second row seat, giving third row passengers easy access in and out of the vehicle. The rear door is also automated and self-locking, thus, ensuring that your cargo is safe. Mindful of fuel economy and alternative energy sourcing, GM introduced its patented Active Fuel Management Technology to this model. A variant is flexible to adapt to E85 ethanol-blended fuel. A low- to high-end series of Vortec V8 engines with power outputs ranging from 285 to 326 horsepower are mounted in the new models of the Suburban. The price ranges from $38,280 to $40,575 for half-ton and 3/4-ton variants, respectively.