SUV models are extremely popular these days. Pickup trucks are getting more popular as well. So, how about something between these two worlds? Would it be popular as well? Many believe it would, so it’s no wonder we can hear a lot of rumors about the big comeback of the model that was in production during the first decades of this century and a little bit over it. Of course, we are talking about the 2021 Chevy Avalanche, which has been rumored.
At this point, this comeback is nothing more than a rumor. The company is absolutely quiet on this matter and it looks like it really doesn’t plan any comeback of this kind. On the other side, many experts claim this would be a great move by Chevy and that the new generation would be even more popular that the previous version. We can’t say what’s true of these two. However, we can speculate about the possible comeback.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Design
If the new Chevy Avalanche 2021 arrives, we have no doubt that it will stick to its recognizable design solutions. This means we may count on the same design approach that characterized the previous two generations. This model has always been based on the Suburban, so we don’t expect any different scenario for this occasion either.
The new model would be based on the recently-introduced new generation of the iconic SUV, which has brought a lot of interesting novelties. Of course, the 2021 Chevy Avalanche would benefit from these new design solutions as well. Naturally, there is a new T1 platform, which brings some pretty notable weight savings, while we also count on an independent rear suspension, which significantly improves comfort and overall ride quality, as well as more space in the cargo area. Finally, this would mean a diesel version in the offer as well.
When it comes to the exterior design, the model has always been on a halfway between trucks and SUVs. Naturally, the new model is expected to carry on in the same way, so you may count on a body style that is essentially an SUV, but which replaces the hatch area with a small cargo bed. Of course, this cargo bed is significantly smaller compared to one found in the Silverado, but still large enough to make this model look pretty truckish.
When it comes to styling, the new model would stick to the brand’s latest design language. Of course, this means we would see the same front end as one the Suburban. Some rendering photos have appeared and they clearly show that the rear end would use many design solutions as well. Naturally, the only major difference would be that small cargo bed, which would come with the recognizable cladding design.
On the inside, there is no room for surprises. The 2021 Chevy Avalanche interior would be pretty much the same as the new Suburban and Tahoe. Of course, we are talking about the dashboard, which gets a completely new layout. It features a new shape, as well as finer materials and new tech goodies, including a large tablet-like screen on the center stack.
The first and the second row would also look pretty much the same, with the same seats, legroom etc. On the other side, the third row would be dropped. Along with the cargo area, it would be turned in the cargo bed, which would feature a quite decent capacity, but still significantly smaller compared to Silverado and other typical pickup trucks. As we already mentioned, it would come with the famous cladding layout, while there is always room for additional upgrades as well.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we count on three familiar units in the offer. Of course, base models would come with a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Naturally, higher trims would come with a bigger and more powerful 6.2-liter V8. This unit delivers around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, a big novelty would be the addition of a diesel version. Such a model was presented with the new Suburban, so we don’t see a reason why GM wouldn’t do the same with this model. Of course, we are talking about a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel, which is good for about 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Although as not as quick as gasoline counterparts, this version would definitely be a great fuel-efficient alternative, as well as a great model for towing.
All engines would come with anew 10-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Release Date and Price
Although this is just a rumor at the moment, many sources suggest this comeback may happen very soon. Then it comes to the 2021 Chevy Avalanche price, we presume that base versions would go around 50-55.000 dollars.