Country music superstar Luke Bryan has teamed up with Chevrolet to create a bold, stylized Suburban concept with added functionality that speaks to his “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” outlook.
Bryan introduced the Suburban at at the recent SEMA Show, where it joins Chevrolet’s display of concept and production vehicles, crate engine systems and performance parts during this week’s automotive personalization and performance exposition.
Blending the utility of a truck with the versatility of an SUV, Bryan’s Suburban concept is aimed squarely at accommodating the outdoor activities he enjoys with his children.
Chevrolet designers interviewed Bryan to learn his wish list for his ultimate outdoor activity vehicle, which included more access to the open air.
To help the Suburban go just about anywhere and look proud doing it, the suspension was lifted and rides on modified 22-inch Chevrolet Accessories wheels mounted on 35-inch-tall off-road tires. There’s also a roof-mounted equipment carrier with a fishing rod holder.
In addition to the functional enhancements, Bryan’s Suburban concept also features a custom Hunter Bronze exterior color with Dark Carbon accents and camo graphics, a roof-mounted light rack and a custom lower fascia. The liftgate was re-engineered to swing outward rather than upward and incorporates a custom spare tire mount.
Like other regular-production 2018 Suburban models, Bryan’s concept is powered by a direct-injected 5.3-litre V8, rated at 355 hp and 383 lb/ft of torque, that’s backed by a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Suburban also features a locking rear differential for sure-footed traction in the outdoors and an 8,000-lb trailering rating (4WD with NHT Max Trailering Package).