For a full 12 years, Chevy had this interesting model in the offer. Based on the Suburban, it was a more refined pickup iteration compared to Silverado, something that would attract those buyers that care more about comfort and convenience than working capabilities but need a decently-sized cargo bed as well. The initial reception was good and sales numbers were more than decent at the beginning. With the arrival of second generation, sales started to go down, mostly because of the economical crisis. Eventually, the model was discontinued in 2013. Since then, we are getting reports about the possible comeback and it looks that rumors about the 2022 Chevy Avalanche sound more convincing than ever.
At this point, the officials are still quiet on this matter. So, all we can do is rely on rumors and come up with our own predictions. Therefore, take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2022 Chevy Avalanche comeback definitely wouldn’t bring surprises. We would see the same overall approach, in a combination with Chevy’s latest technology achievements. Of course, the current-generation Suburban would serve as a basis. We would see the same wheelbase, as well as the same mechanics. This should include the independent rear suspension as well, which would make a qualitative difference between this model and Silverado.
When it comes to the styling, the differences between the 2022 Chevy Avalanche and Suburban would be minor, if we take the area from the front bumper to the C-pillar. The face would be pretty much the same, while the third row and cargo area would be replaced with the cargo bed.
The same things goes for the interior design. We would expect to see the identical dashboard design, which came completely redesigned last year and now utilized far more attractive design, notably finer materials and better ergonomics. Of course, you can also notice more tech features, which make everything look even opulent. A couple of exclusive details on the dash are, of course, possible but we don’t expect too much.
The rest of the cabin will look similar, with one big difference. That’s the aforementioned lack of third row and cargo area, which would be replaced with the cargo bed. On the other side, the first and second rows would offer the same amount of space as in the SUV sibling, which would mean way over 40 inches of legroom in both cases.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Engines
This aspect definitely wouldn’t bring any particular difference. The 2022 Chevy Avalanche would come with familiar engine options in the offer. Base models would probably feature a smaller, 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the top of the offer would be reserved for the bigger, 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines would come paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
We believe that there is enough possibility to see this pickup with a diesel engine in the offer as well. Of course, this version would use a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine would also come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission but it would provide notably higher mpg ratings.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2022 Chevy Avalanche is still just a rumor. However, we can find a lot of reports that suggest this model could come back already in the next year. If this model arrives, we presume that the starting price would go around 50.000 dollars.