SEMA 2014: Chevrolet's Suburban Outdoors Concept Will Change How You Tailgate

Nov 04, 2014 12:00 PM EST | Matt Mercuro

Chevrolet has three outdoors-themed concept trucks and full-sized SUVs on hand at the SEMA show this week, including one with a tailgating package built into the vehicle.

The Chevrolet Suburban Premium Outdoors concept features a handcrafted table and benches made of recycled wood salvaged from purposefully deconstructed Detroit homes, according to a company release.

The benches and table were designed and built by Workshop Detroit, a company whose furniture products are made almost completely of salvaged wood, according to GM. It includes material from three deconstructed homes that are stamped with the donor home's address.

"Using salvaged materials like this is more than simply recycling and keeping valuable materials out of a landfill - it's about preserving something tangible from Detroit's history," said James Willer of Workshop Detroit, according to the automaker. "That house may no longer exist, but a piece of its legacy lives on."

Workshop Detroit, which started a year ago as a pop-up shop during the holiday season, is now in a permanent location in Detroit's Fischer building located in the heart of the city's Midtown district.

Suburban is a piece of Detroit history as well. The vehicle is the industry's original SUV and celebrated its 80th anniversary with the 2015 model year.

Chevy's Suburban is the longest-running, continually produced nameplate in the auto market and the 2015 model is its 12th generation, according to the automaker.  

The SEMA Show, being held in Las Vegas this week, is the world's largest automotive personalization trade show.

Those interested in the concept tailgating package will also get a big-screen, smart HDTV mounting in the cargo area, according to GM.

Other features confirmed by the automaker include: a custom Pepperdust exterior color with Warm Tarnished accents, additional concept styling parts and 22-inch wheels with body-color accents.

Inside the vehicle features a leather-trimmed, Saddle and Cocoa-colored cabin that's complemented with Mustard piping, Warm Tarnished trim accents and a suede-trimmed headliner.

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