Chevrolet Dumps 6.2-Liter V8 Into ‘Premier Plus’ Editions of Tahoe, Suburban

Last year, Chevrolet introduced Rally Sport Truck (RST) variant of the Tahoe. Effectively an appearance package for the body-on-frame SUV, it also opened the door for a performance package containing General Motors’ Magnetic Ride Control, a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, and the 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. The company did the same for the Suburban a short […]

POWERRRR: 2019 Chevy Suburban Available With 6.2-liter Goodness

It’s no secret that the hand-of-god 6.2-liter V8 is popular at TTAC. Those of us who command one with our right foot are outnumbered only by those who wish they had the 420-horsepower engine in their driveway. General Motors sensibly started offering the larger V8 in trims other than ones named Denali a little while […]

5 killed as suburban train collides with van in Crimea

Five people died and seven others were injured when a suburban train collided with a fixed-route taxi-van near the town of Armyansk in Russia’s Crimea on Sunday, police have confirmed. According to medics, a child was among those injured. The authorities said that the railroad crossing where the tragedy occurred was equipped with sound and […]

In Salt Lake City, suburban sprawl is bad news for climate change

Enlarge (credit: Garrett / Flickr) Over the past few years, momentum has been building to make cities a focus of climate change action. “Although they cover less than 2 percent of the earth’s surface, cities consume 78 percent of the world’s energy,” reports the UN, “and produce more than 60 percent of all carbon dioxide […]

The Social History of the Chevrolet Suburban

– From the March 2018 issue – Chevy didn’t trademark the name “Suburban” when it introduced the industry’s first steel-bodied, eight-passenger truck-based wagon back in 1935. Other marques subsequently used the term, and it didn’t officially become GM’s until 10 years after Plymouth discontinued its Suburban station wagon in 1978. Now, 83 years on, the […]

The New York Times is getting slammed for its ‘sympathetic’ profile of a suburban neo-Nazi

AP Photo/Steve Helber The New York Times faced immediate backlash over a profile of a Nazi sympathizer. The paper addressed the criticisms in two separate stories. The New York Times faced backlash over the weekend for publishing what critics said was an overly sympathetic portrait of a suburban neo-Nazi. On Saturday, the New York Times […]