The automotive industry is much about diversity these days, so it’s no wonder that we are seeing more and more models in lineups of pretty much every carmaker. Of course, Chevy is not an exception, so we’ve seen several brand-new crossovers in the last couple of years. Not, it’s time for some novelties in the truck lineup. This time, it would be rather a comeback of a familiar nameplate which was active between 2001 and 2013. Of course, we are talking about the 2021 Chevy Avalanche.
The familiar nameplate was used for a pickup truck that was heavily based on the legendary Suburban. So, we presume that the new model would stick to the same approach. The company is still quiet about this comeback, so we are talking mostly about rumors. Therefore, take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Redesign
Despite that this model is still waiting for official confirmation, it’s not hard to predict some of the most basic design characteristics. Once again, this model would feature a design heavily-based on the Suburban full-size SUV. Of course, the 2021 Chevy Avalanche would share most of its characteristics with the twelfth generation of this SUV, which arrived just recently. It rides on a new T1 platform and brings several benefits compared to the previous generation.
Considering that there is already a Silverado pickup truck in Chevy’s wonder, you probably wonder how this one would look like. Well, we have no doubt it would be much more on the comfort side. In practice, this means an independent suspension and many other components borrowed from the Suburban.
When it comes to the styling and exterior design in general, the first thing that comes to mind is the size. We presume that the 2021 Chevy Avalanche will share most dimensions with the SUV sibling, including the wheelbase, which goes around 134 inches. When it comes to the styling, the front end and most of the vehicle would look nearly identical. On the other side, the rear end would come with a small bed instead of a cargo area and a third row of seats. That would provide a typical pickup truck look. Still, the cargo bed would be significantly shorter compared to Silverado and other typical full-size pickup trucks.
On the inside, we count on the same dashboard design as in the new Suburban, which is characterized by a more upscale look compared to the previous generation. This would be the main difference compared to the Silverado as well, which retained a familiar dashboard layout from the previous generation. Besides the attractive look, the new dashboard also utilizes lots of quality materials and the overall impression is pretty nice.
When it comes to the interior space, you may count on two spacious rows of seats, while the third row and cargo area will be replaced with the cargo bed. The second row won’t suffer in space. So, you may count on the same amount of legroom as in the Suburban.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Engines
Under the hood, we definitely don’t expect to see any surprise. The 2021 Chevy Avalanche should come with three familiar units, just like the SUV sibling. This means that the base model will probably use a familiar 5.3-liter V8 engine, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.
Higher trim levels will certainly use a bigger 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Also, we expect that a 3.0-liter turbodiesel will be available across the range. This one is good for about 280 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. All three engines will come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Release Date and Price
This comeback is just a rumor at the moment, as we haven’t heard anything from the officials so far. Still, many sources suggest that the new model would come already in the next year. When it comes to the price, we presume that this model would feature a similar price as the Suburban, as we count on a similar trim level organization as well. This means that base versions would probably go around 50.000 dollars. More details should come in the near future.