Chevrolet has decided to bring the SSR Pickup back for the 2009 model year. Having given less than a stellar performance when it was first introduced in 2003, the new SSR Pickup received a facelift and a complete redesign before being put back into production.
The 2009 SSR Pickup comes equiped with a 6.0-liter LS2 V8 engine that generates 390 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. The new Chevy SSR engine is much more powerful than its predecessor and is the high performance vehicle that many people expected from the first model.
The retro design pick up truck will seat five passengers comfortably this time around as opposed to the first one offered, which only came as two seaters.
The look was taken from Chevy trucks of the 1940′s and features a symmetrical dash and body-color trim that are reminiscent of the good old days with an elegant modern touch. What’s more the exterior colors come with cool names such as Aqua Blue Metallic, Redline Red, Ricochet Silver Metallic, Slingshot Yellow, and Smokin’ Asphalt.
Designed to be a high performance vehicle and as such it provides an exhilarating ride fee of all the squeaks and rattles that plagued the earlier models. The designers retained the retractable hardtop but added a locable pickup box that offers a cargo capacity of 22.5 cubic feet.
The Chevrolet Suburban has been in continuous production longer than in other model vehicle in history. Production began in 1935 and considering the extreme ongoing popularity of the vehicle, the Suburban name plate will continue long into the future.
Built on the Chevrolet pickup truck platform, the Suburban is an station wagon/sport utility combination and has proven to be one of General Motor’s most profitable vehicles.
The GMC Suburban built from 1973 through 1991 was 4 door vehicle (all previous versions having 1 drivers door and 2 passenger doors) and the GMC Suburban engine was offered in diesel and gasoline. The base engine was small block 350 cubick inch V8 with a 400 cubic inch offered as an upgrade. The big block V8 was offered for the first time in these models.
The mid 1990′s saw a revised interior that offered all bench seating which could accomodate up to 9 passengers comfortably and still had plenty of space behind the last row of seats to haul a considerable amount of cargo.
For the 21st century, Chevrolet began offering both a 1/2 ton version and a 3/4 ton version with two types of trim packages: the LS or the LT. The LT trim package included OnStar as a standard feature as well as a 6.0 Liter engine.
The Chevrolet Suburban LT engine would include Vortec technology along with an 8.1 Liter engine for the 3/4 ton model.
The latest models have redesigned interiors and stability control will be standard for all models for the first time. The towing package included with these newest Suburbans is the best offered on any 4×4 SUV passenger vehicle sold in the United States today. They have the ability to tow up to 9,600 pound for the 3/4 ton models.