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U.S. Govt Orders Ten Armored Chevrolet Suburban SUVs From GM For DSS, Each Cost $3.6M

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U.S. Govt Orders Ten Armored Chevrolet Suburban SUVs From GM For DSS, Each Cost $3.6M - autojosh

The U.S. Government just ordered the most expensive Chevy Suburbans ever from GM’s GM Defense at $3.6 Million each.

GM Defense will develop the vehicles for future fleet production in support of the Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

GM Defense will deliver the vehicles to The DSS in two phases, the first delivery of which will be next spring.

A contract to build a fleet of 200 HD Suburbans per year for nine years is expected to succeed the completion of the 10 vehicles.





GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, on Wednesday said it has received a contract to develop Armoured Suburban-based vehicles for future fleet production in support of the Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

As part of the total development contract valued at $36.4 million, GM Defense will create a purpose-built Heavy-Duty (HD) Suburban, building 10 vehicles over the next two years.

Steve duMont, president of GM Defense, said in a statement that :

“We’re excited to be developing a fully-integrated, purpose-built HD Suburban in partnership with the U.S. Department of State,”

“The Chevrolet Suburban has been an iconic name in commercial transportation since 1935.”

U.S. Govt Orders Ten Armored Chevrolet Suburban SUVs From GM For DSS, Each Cost $3.6M - autojosh





“Our development contract win speaks to our long-standing legacy of exceeding transportation capabilities and our new, HD Suburban will deliver government-specific advanced mobility solutions to meet the needs of DSS.”

According to GM Defense, it will use significant commercial-off-the-shelf parts from General Motors’ full size pickup trucks and large SUVs, including the body, exterior, propulsion, interior and brakes for their government, purpose-built HD Suburban.

GM Defense said the “HD Suburban will feature a new and unique body-on-frame chassis and suspension, designed to specifically support increased government vehicle performance requirements with a higher payload capacity and greater ground vehicle weight”

To help to reduce overall program costs and offer greater flexibility and responsiveness to address future customer needs, GM Defense will also use advanced manufacturing tools and techniques, including fixtureless assembly and flexible fabrication.

GM Defense will deliver the vehicles to The DSS, the federal law enforcement and security arm of the department, in two phases. The first delivery of which will be next spring.

A production contract to build a fleet of 200 HD Suburbans per year for nine years is expected to succeed the completion of the development contract in or about May 2023.





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