2010 Chicago: 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition Debuts

Automobile Staff

Chevrolet isn't just showing off its new 2011 Silverado HD here in Chicago. The old Suburban gets a special edition package to commemorate its 75-year production run and its place as the ultimate, if not the original, SUV.

Making its debut at the 2010 Chicago show, the 75th Anniversary Suburban is a special trim package that will be limited to 2,570 units. Each copy starts with the Suburban's LTZ package and is available in either 2WD or 4WD half-ton versions. Both come standard with a host of GM's latest entertainment and safety-themed technology, including a rearview camera and parking assist, remote start, Bluetooth, and a navigation system with integrated XM Radio and NavTraffic. Options include a rear seat entertainment system, a blind spot warning system, and mobile WiFi.

So what makes the Diamond Edition special? A White Diamond Tricoat paintjob, Cashmere colored interior, special 20-in. chrome rims, roof rack rails, and, of course, lots of special badge work, including on the wheel center cap, sill plates, and front headreasts. In other words, not much.

Powering the 75th Suburban special is GM's Vortec 5.3-liter FlexFuel engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring a max towing capacity of 8,100 pounds. Expect the special Suburban to hit Chevy dealerships this summer.

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