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First Drive: 2015 Chevy Suburban Remains the Benchmark

Improved ride, mileage and safety features keep it on top.

by on Mar.27, 2014

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban with more contemporary styling, improved fuel economy and a slew of safety and convenience features is likely to remain the dominant vehicle in the segment.

The new 2015 Chevrolet Suburban has a lot of history behind it.

First introduced in 1930s to carry passengers from suburban railway stations – hence the name – to local destinations, the Suburban has been in production for 80 years and the latest iteration represents the 12th generation of what has always been one of GM’s most profitable vehicles.

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GM also dominates the market for big, body-on-frame sport utility vehicles and isn’t about to give up that position with the 2015 model. The Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe, with its shorter wheelbase, account for 50% of the sales in the segment. (more…)

GM Plans New Texas Stamping Plant

Another boost for auto industry employment rebound.

by on Feb.03, 2012

The Lexington plant produces a variety of large SUVs, including the Cadillac Escalade.

General Motors has just added to a string of new investments in the U.S. by announcing plans to start construction next week on a $200 million stamping facility next to the company’s assembly plant in Arlington, Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth.

GM and the United Auto Workers Union said the move will create approximately 180 new jobs – that announcement following word this week that manufacturers including Chrysler, Honda and Volkswagen will be adding nearly 2,000 jobs of their own (For that story, Click Here.).

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The new GM stamping plant will produce major components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades. GM did not provide a target date for completion of the plant but it appears the maker hopes to have the building complete and the presses installed by the end of next year, meaning the updated versions of the Suburban and Escalade could appear in 2014.


GM Readying Next-Generation Pickups

Flint plant investment a critical first step.

by on Jul.19, 2011

GM will invest $328 million in the Flint truck plant to prepare for the next-generation of pickups, such as this Chevy Silverado HD.

General Motors is moving ahead with plans for its next-generation pickup trucks by investing $328 million at its sprawling truck assembly plant in Flint. GM officials said quite distinctly that the money will go to the updated, full-frame pick-ups but declined to say when exactly it would reach the company’s show rooms.

“This investment will allow us to continue building award-winning full-size pickups that offer better fuel efficiency than ever before without sacrificing features and functionality,” said Cathy Clegg, GM vice president of labor relations.

“We remain committed to providing customers the utility and capability of our world-class, full-size pickups,” she added.

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GM didn’t say when the new trucks, which are expected to provide significantly better fuel economy, will be available in showrooms. But our frequent contributor, Mike Levine, of, advises us the pickups are likely to begin moving down the assembly line by April 2013, and will be sold as 2014 models.

The large SUVs sharing those platforms, such as the Chevrolet Suburban,  will begin production, according to Levine, by October.