Road trips have never gone out of favor, but road trips are more popular than ever now that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit. With restrictions on air travel and health concerns, more Americans are not only hitting the open road to get away from it all, but more Americans are also planning to road trip during the winter holidays.
According to a recent study from Chevrolet and The Harris Poll of 1,000 Americans, “Nearly 80 percent of Americans credited road trips as helping to keep their sanity during the pandemic.”
SUVs make a great choice for your road trip vehicle thanks to their ample cabin space to keep you and your passengers comfortable, expansive cargo space to secure your bags and gear, and a higher ground clearance for a smoother ride. The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban deliver all the amenities you need for an epic road trip, including best-in-class cargo volumes and an available Rear Seat Media System equipped with two 12.6-inch diagonal LCD HD touch screens. Your rear passengers can whittle away the hours on the road watching their favorite movies.
“This desire to pack up family and cargo and get out is part of these iconic SUVs’ DNA. The all-new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban have been completely redesigned to offer more space, comfort and technology to make road trips enjoyable and memorable,” said Bob Krapes, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director.
The Chevrolet Suburban became the first vehicle in history to be given the Award of Excellence star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recognizing the 67-year career of the Suburban as a star of film and television shows, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce showcased the iconic American SUV during an event in December 2019.
The Suburban first appeared on screen in
1952, and it’s starred in a whopping 1,750 films and television series. Since
1956, this SUV has been in at least one TV show per year, and at least one film
since 1960. Thirty of those films have been nominated for awards. With a
striking exterior, capable powertrain, and comfortable interior, the Suburban
is an ideal SUV for on and off the silver screen.
“There’s really nothing else like the
Chevrolet Suburban in this business, for two reasons,” said Dennis McCarthy,
Hollywood picture car coordinator. “First, it’s one of the most versatile
vehicles in the business, able to fit with any type of character. Second, it
can help instantly give a scene added importance. When a convoy of black
Suburbans appears on screen, you know that’s not the time to leave your seat to
The Suburban isn’t alone in its popularity
on screen, either. The Tahoe, which was introduced in 1995, has appeared on
screen in at least one film and television show since its inception. Together,
the Suburban and the Tahoe have been in a whopping 2,500 films and TV series.