How well did we predict the Suburban—and did we do better than GM? Judge for yourself!
How did we do at predicting the new Chevy Suburban’s looks, and did our erstwhile renderer, Ryan D., do better than General Motors itself?
Here’s Ryan’s image:
And here’s the authentic General Motors image. Ryan accentuated the sides of the car to give hints of muscle, while using a traditional chrome bumper and grille to make it clear that the Suburban is a tough pickup-based body-on-frame SUV.
Chevrolet didn’t call out the wheel flares quite as much, integrating them into a gracefully curved arch on the sides; in front, they used a very similar design to Ryan’s, but with an elastomeric bumper and somewhat more detailed grille. The “C” shaped DRLs are present in both SUVs, as is the basic grille design, including headlights that are not separated from the grille. As for the basic shape, it appears that GM has sloped the 2021 Suburban’s roof a bit more, cutting its interior space in back a little. (See: 2021 Suburban news)
Which do you like better, and why?
Clark Westfield grew up fixing up and driving past-their-prime American cars, including various GM and Mopar V8s. He has ghostwritten auto news for the last few years, lives in Farmingdale, New York, and can be reached at +1.516-531-4021.