At $3.6M, the armoured Chevrolet Suburban SUV purchased U.S for DSS is twice as expensive as Biden’s Beasts limousine.
GM Defense $36.4M contract to build 10 vehicles over the next two years, means each of the Suburban cost $3.6M.
GM Defense plans to build a fleet of 200 HD Suburbans per year for 9-years after delivering the 10 vehicles in 2023.
To put the price of each Suburbans into perspective, the U.S president Joe Biden’s armoured Beast cost $1.5 Million per vehicle.
Last week, GM’s subsidiary, GM Defense LLC, announced it has received a contract to develop armoured Suburban-based vehicles for United State Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).
As part of the total development contract valued at $36.4 million, GM Defense will create purpose-built Heavy-Duty (HD) Suburbans, building 10 vehicles over the next two years, which works out to roughly $3.6 million per Suburban.
GM Defense will deliver the vehicles to The DSS, the federal law enforcement and security arm of the department, in two phases, with first delivery planned for next spring.
If all goes as planned, GM Defense plans to build a fleet of two hundred (200) HD Suburbans per year for nine years after the completion of the development contract in May 2023.
To put the price of each Suburbans into perspective, the U.S armoured Beast, the most popular Presidential State Car, cost $1.5 Million per vehicle.
According to reports, their are about twelve (12) of these luxury bunker in the presidential fleet, with each boasting life-saving amenities.
The heavily armoured Cadillac-branded vehicle normally rides in the midst of presidential motorcades that ranges between 24–45 vehicles. It is typically a medium-duty trucks disguised as luxury Limousines.
Just like we reported earlier, the U.S President also uses a bulletproof Chevrolet Suburban SUV as official car. The rarely seen bunker is normally use when the President’s trip within or outside the country requires going off-road.
The Chevrolet Suburban SUV was used to ferry former president Donald Trump during the his surprise trip to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops in 2019.