Chevy has an interesting new Suburban-based concept for SEAM.Chevrolet has teamed with country singer Luke Bryan to create a new custom concept based on the 2018 Suburban SUV for the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.Designed around the concept of "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day," the Luke Bryan Suburban concept blends the utility of a conventional pickup truck with versatility of a traditional SUV. The main cabin of the Suburban concept has been largely left alone, but the rear section of the SUV has been converted for open-air use. The "bed" of the Suburban concept features rear-facing seats for added practicality.
In addition to its unique rear cargo area treatment, the Suburban concept features a lifted suspension, 22-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch off-road tires and a roof-mounted equipment carrier with integrated fishing rod holder. Chevy has included a few other styling tweaks like a mesh grille, unique lower fascia, swing-out tailgate and camo graphics.
The concept truck is powered by a 5.3L V8 developing 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Outside of a cold air intake kit, the powertrain remains stock. Brakes have been upgraded, however, to Brembo units with six-piston calipers at the front.
"This concept is all about maximizing the Suburban's space and utility for a family that truly enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities," said Todd Parker, Chevrolet Design director. "There's plenty of room for all their gear, along with added amenities that make the journey more enjoyable."
Chevy doesn't have any plans to put the Suburban concept into production, but the show car is an interesting take on the SUV/truck hybrid concept first explored by the Chevrolet Avalanche.