Following the Tahoe RST’s success, Chevrolet announced the launch of the Suburban RST Performance Package.
The new RST Performance Package will be the first Suburban that uses the 420hp 6.2-liter V8 engine. Other features include the Magnetic Ride Control suspension and the new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.
“Tahoe RST with the Performance Package is the fastest-turning Tahoe model, and we’ve received customer requests to offer the same performance and power to Suburban RST”, said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevy Trucks Marketing and Advertising.
“Delivering on those requests with the Suburban RST Performance Package is another example of how Chevrolet has continually invested in the segment, developing models with combinations of capability, technology and performance to meet the needs of different customers”, Piszar added.
The 6.2-liter V8 produces 420hp and 460lb-ft of torque, while the new 10-speed transmission offers smaller steps between each ratio for better acceleration and a long overall gear ratio for lower revs at highway speeds.
The Magnetic Ride Control suspension has a new performance tune for better body control and responsiveness. A set of 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 285/45 tires is standard fit.
Customers will also be offered an optional dual-side exit exhaust system designed by Borla, with Chevrolet claiming a 28 percent improved exhaust flow. Other extras include a set of bigger Brembo brakes that feature six-piston fixed aluminum calipers finished in red and 16.1 inch x 1.3 inch rotors.
The new Chevrolet Suburban RST Performance Package will become available later this summer.