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We interview Chevrolet to learn more about the 2022 Silverado ZR2 and Suburban.

We - America - love our Silverados and Suburbans, and have for a very long time. Did you know that Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in production?

By Glenn Oyoung

Fri, Dec 3, 2021 05:00 PM PST

EVs are all the rage in Wall Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Figueroa Street – the home of the LA Auto Show. It seems like every manufacturer is either displaying an EV or planning to. Those in the transportation electrification industry know that General Motors has been driving EV adoption for decades, first with the GM EV1, then with the Chevy Bolt, and now with a slate of EV trucks including the Hummer and upcoming BEV Silverado.

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2022 Chevrolet Suburban

However, for the moment American consumers want trucks and SUVs and they still want them to be internal combustion. Chevrolet has this substantial market on lockdown with the capable Silverado and the Suburban, the longest running nameplate in production. I had the chance to speak to Shad Balch, director of Chevrolet Communications to talk about the trophy-truck in stock truck guise known as the Silverado ZR2 and the latest Suburban:

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Glenn Oyoung

Glenn Oyoung is a marketer based in Los Angeles. Glenn’s lifelong passion for cars is rooted in playing with Hot Wheels, and has continued into 1:1 scale. He’s the former marketing director of American Racing, author of ‘vehicular alphabet books’ “C is for Car” and "P is for Petersen" in collaboration with the Petersen Automotive Museum. His passion for cars extends to his role as the founder of the monthly car meet Carcadia at Route 66, the most diverse car meet in the San Gabriel Valley.

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