For the first time a large car named Chevrolet Suburban Carryall appeared in 1935. Then it was a rear wheel drive car with a metal body, made on the basis of the truck and can accommodate up to eight passengers.
In 1992 a new generation of Suburban rolled into showrooms. This car logically represented the extended version of the model Blazer Series C. Suburban length is impressive – from bow to stern it equals 5575 mm. Huge interior is decorated very amply, it has everything that you could wish for.
The first two years of manufacture Chevrolet Suburban was equipped with all-wheel drive, where the front axle is attached to a special lever on the floor. After the 1993 the special button were installed, clicking on which the front axle or reduced transmission come into play.
In most cases, petrol engines V8 were installed at Chevrolet Suburban 1992-1999 years giant. Also two types of gasoline engines were offered. The most common was V8 engine of 5.7 liters. But since 1996 a modern engine with multi-point injection has appeared, so the power increased to 254 immediately. Under the hood of Chevrolet Suburban there was the 7.4 liters engine of 290 hp capacity and the torque effect of 556 Nm!
At the end of 1999 a brand new Chevrolet Suburban was shown. The wheelbase was reduced from the previous 3,340 mm to 3302 mm. Thanks to the wide and high body the engineers were able to increase the space in the shoulders and above the heads of passengers. The spare wheel has removed from the boot under the bottom and the luggage compartment volume in the three rows of seats was 1.2 m³.
The manufacturer has kept a strong RAMS chassis which became tougher in torsion. Suburban 1500 Series (3.27 m.) have found a new rear suspension (one-piece axle on four trailing arms and coil springs), which improved the ride and handling.
Under the hood of this car V8 engine capacity of 5.3 liters and 6.0 liters (299 hp and 330 hp, respectively), but also a truly gigantic power unit volume of 8.1 liters, an outstanding 325 hp or 345 hp depending on the configuration were installed.
In 2003 model year Suburban got the next set of accessories: a multiplex wiring, climate control with separate zone control now and for the driver, and sitting next to a passenger, as well as numerous information and multimedia devices, custom high-end Bose sound system and DVD-gaming center.
Since 2005 the expensive versions equipment include a new DVD-navigation system c touchscreen, Stabilitrak, an entertainment system for rear passengers (DVD + game console + TV), and satellite radio XM Satellite.
In 2006, the premiere of a new generation of Suburban, which is based on all the same platform GMT900. The emphasis manufacturer has made to increase the power and reduce fuel consumption, however, a huge 5.3 and 6.0-liter engine capacity of 320 hp and 355 hp unlikely to be limited to small.
The world premiere of the twelfth generation of the model was held in September 2013.
Generational change is a major milestone in the life of any car model, and it is almost always accompanied by a significant change in appearance. In the case of the Suburban that is not quite true. Chevrolet designers, of course, made some adjustments to the exterior of the SUV, but it kept its recognition features. This is important, but even more important the fact that the car is very much changed from a technical point of view.
Malibu conquers the American roads since 1964. Malibu has a beautiful silhouette, reminiscent of a sports coupe. The extensive side plates, elongated headlights and muscular rear wings reminiscent of the legendary Camaro sports car. Xenon lighting and LEDs in the rear lights are the finishing touches to this attractive image.
Its silhouette is characterized by efficient aerodynamics, which helps to reduce the noise and improve the fuel economy.
Malibu captivates not only by its stylish appearance, but also by a luxurious interior. Pioneer ™ audio control on the steering wheel, the connection of external devices via USB and Bluetooth, as well as the ability to voice control a connected mobile device. For 7-inch color touchscreen display there is a hidden storage compartment – an ideal place for your smart phone or iPod.
Seats with optimum lateral support provide comfort for long distance traveling. The width of the interior at the elbows and shoulders is more than enough.
High body rigidity also ensures low noise and vibration.
In tandem with rigid body structure working steering developed by ZF. It is characterized by surprising ease at low speeds (for example, in the parking lot) and it provides a strong feedback at high speeds (for example, when changing lanes on the highway) – and all this with absolute precision.
17 or 18-inch ventilated wheels are fitted with aluminum Malibu calipers and, if necessary, provide good braking ability.
There are two transmissions: a 6-step manual or 6-step automatic, which is equipped with a manual Driver Shift Control shift mode.
Malibu security systems
Strong body structure not only provides an excellent handling, but also guarantees the protection of passengers in the car. Malibu won the maximum score of 5 “stars” on the results of the NCAP crash test, it is equipped as standard with an impressive arsenal of security systems.
Chevrolet released the update for the 2014 model year, Malibu sedan, which gained seats in the cabin, slightly changed the appearance of the front and offers a choice of two efficient engines. The new high-tech 2.5-liter engine complements the redesigned mid-size sedan is standard.
Chevrolet Malibu (2014)
Modest changes in the exterior design are reflected in the first place on the radiator grille, which led to form the front bumper and bonnet refinements. The lights are the same, but overall the car appearance became more solid and serious.
Under the hood as standard a new 2.5-liter engine is installed, which boasts such advanced technologies, as a stop / start system, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. The power of motor is 196 horsepower, and the torque effect equals 253 Nm. The second engine is well-known for its predecessor, the 2.0-liter engine, which has undergone comprehensive modernization. The turbocharged engine develops 400 Nm of torque, which means 14-percent increase compared to its predecessor. Malibu 2.0L power equals 259 horsepower.