2021 Chevy Suburban Diesel Is a Long-Range Bomber
You’ll need sustenance before this thing runs out of fuel, and maybe a shave.
- Chevrolet’s Suburban Diesel is here
- It’s a 3.0-liter Inline-six with 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
- Chevrolet claims 728 miles of range in one tank
Which Suburban should you buy? A few months ago I drove the new, 2021 Chevy Suburban for the first time. I found it soft and smooth and huge. And I found the V8 impressive. Moving to the other end of the spectrum, I recently found myself in the diesel-powered Suburban for a few days, and here are my thoughts.
First, the particulars. The “clean-sheet design” 3.0-liter inline-six is offered on all Suburban models except for the Z71. It’s rated at 277 hp and a healthy 460 lb-ft of torque. To keep everything chuffing along the three-liter has iron cylinder liners within the aluminum engine block, a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and blended silicon/aluminum pistons for greater heat resistance and reduced expansion
2021 Nissan Armada Splits the Difference
The new design is a mix of the last generation and its predecessor.
The Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX80 share a platform and for a while shared a lot of styling traits. The last redesign pushed the Armada’s look up a class and almost made us think “what do you we need the QX80 for?” For 2021 the Armada was redesigned again, and it feels like it took a step away from the blinged-out look it sported for the last few years. Really, it looks like a mix of the previous two versions.
Ineos Grenadier Inches Closer to Production after Buying Mercedes Plant
Will a new old-style Defender with BMW power catch on?
- The Ineos Grenadier will be built in Hambach, France.
- Ineos will keep producing the Smart EQ there.
- Production is expected to begin in late 2021.
Ineos took an important step this week in becoming an automaker, having purchased a factory for the production of its Grenadier SUV and truck. The plant in question is a Smart factory owned by Mercedes-Benz, with Ineos agreeing to maintain production of the Smart EQ at the site for a period of time, in addition to some other components. The Grenadier models, meanwhile, are scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line at the plant in late 2021.
The Grenadier SUV and truck were developed with help from Austria’s Magna Steyr, a longtime engineering and supplier giant best known in the U.S. for producing the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The Grenadier is expected to be powered by BMW gas and diesel engines, and prototypes have already been shown to the public earlier this summer.