The younger generations may be unfamiliar with this nameplate, but older ones definitely know a lot about this model, which was in production for decades. The lifespan of this nameplate finally ended a decade ago. As there were no successors, Chevy left the medium-duty segment. That state last for several years. Eventually, GM came back to the segment with the current-generation Silverado 4500 and 5500 models. These trucks have been around for just a couple of years, but it looks like we might see some changes for the next year. Allegedly, the company will bring back the familiar nameplate and the next-year models will arrive as 2021 Chevy Kodiak.
Still, keep in mind that these are just rumors. We are still waiting to hear something on this matter from the officials, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Chevy Kodiak Design
GM might bring a new nameplate, but the overall design will certainly remain the same. Simply, the current generation of these medium-duty pickup trucks have been around for just a couple of years, so there is no need for any particular updates and upgrades at the moment. Mechanically, these trucks have been the product of a joint venture between GM and Navistar International.
On the other side, the styling closely resembles Chevy’s design language, particularly the previous generation of Silverado. Therefore, the 2021 Chevy Kodiak new model could come with a couple of tweaks in terms of the styling. Still, we are pretty sure that most of the things will remain the same. New color options are definitely possible, but the current model already comes with a plethora of them in the offer. There are seven options in total – Deep Ocean Blue Metallic, Havana Brown Metallic, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black and Graphite Metallic.
When it comes to the interior truck, keep in mind that this is a typical work machine. Therefore, the dashboard is nowhere near light-duty models. Still, the dashboard looks more than decent, while the overall interior quality is on a reasonably high level. More importantly, there is plenty of room inside these trucks. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment is quite long.
This particularly refers to tech goodies. You may count on things like OnStar and Commercial Link, a built-in 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless cellphone charging, Bluetooth and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Of course, we could see a couple of novelties for the next year. When it comes to color schemes, the current model comes in two variants – Jet Black or Dark Ash with Jet Black.
2021 Chevy Kodiak Engines
When it comes to 2021 Chevy Kodiak specs, some sources suggest that a big novelty for the next year could be the addition of a gasoline version. This model would come with the company’s new 6.6-liter V8 unit, which puts out around 350 horsepower in its base variants, while a more powerful version delivers 401 horses and 464 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, the 2021 Chevy Kodiak diesel will carry in the same way. This means you may count on a well-known 6.6-liter turbodiesel, with around 350 horsepower. A more powerful version puts out quite impressive 450 horses and 910 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Chevy Kodiak Release Date and Price
If the familiar nameplate is about to come back, we presume it will come sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the 2021 Chevy Kodiak price, we presume that base models would go slightly under 50.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors would be Ford F-450 and F-550 models.