Texas, just like every other state in the union, has a list of "official" state symbols. Our bird is the Mockingbird, our state amphibian is the Texas Toad, our official bread is Pan de Campo, the state dog is the Blue Lacy, and our state waterlily is the Nymphaea Texas Dawn. There are roughly 71 official Texas state symbols according to StateSymbolsUSA.org. Who knew. But right now, there is a Change.org petition to change our state vehicle from the Chuckwagon to the Chevrolet Suburban.

Why the Chevy Suburban you ask? The popular SUV is built right here in the Lone Star state in Arlington. There are more than 200,000 Suburbans on the road in just this state along. And that is just a few of the reasons:

  • Chevy sells more Suburbans in Texas than in any other state.
  • In 2018, Texans bought more Suburbans than the smallest 25 states, combined!
  • Suburban is the longest running nameplate of any vehicle on the road today.
  • According to sales data for the past five years, a Suburban is sold in Texas every 90 minutes.
  • You could line up all of the Suburbans on the road in Texas today (roughly 221K), and it would stretch the entire Lone Star State from east to west.
  • This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Suburban, it was first introduced in 1935.
  • The Chevy Suburban is the most-driven vehicle in Dallas, according to a study by ISeeCars.com.
  • Houston actually has more Suburbans on the road than any other city in Texas.

Back in 1986, Texas Monthly magazine recognized the Suburban as the “National Car of Texas,” calling it “the most Texan vehicle there is…It’s big, it’s strong, it’s fun, it doesn’t put on airs, but it doesn’t keep you from putting on a few.” Built continuously since 1935, the Chevy Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history. Chevrolet will debut the all-new, next-generation Chevy Suburban soon – which will be built exclusively for the world at the Arlington Assembly Plant in Arlington.

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