The upcoming 2022 Chevy Avalanche is making a comeback later this year. This is a popular move nowadays, as Ram is doing the same thing with Dakota and Ford with Ranchero pickup truck. The Avalanche is an iconic pickup that comes with reliability and tradition. A new generation will introduce a lot of familiar styling cues. However, new model won’t share that much with the previous generation, besides the name.
While it is too early to know all of the details, some leaked information will certainly help. At this moment, spy shots are not available, but we have a couple of renderings. There are still a lot of rumors regarding the 2022 Avalanche, including engine speculations and much more. Here’s everything we know so far.
2022 Avalanche Exterior Redesign
The all-new 2022 Chevy Avalanche will ride the GM T1 platform that supports an independent rear suspension. This should also provide great ride quality and much more. As we said, the new model won’t share that much with the previous Avalanche. The goal is to deliver a brand-new pickup truck using the old but famous nameplate. On the other hand, we don’t expect to see a lot of unique stuff and novelties from the manufacturer. Instead, Avalanche will borrow a lot of styling cues and exterior features from the existing Chevrolet’s SUVs and pickup trucks.
The spy photos are not available at the moment, but new renderings are showing how the new Avalanche could look like. This model will wear a lot of sharper lines and very modern styling. Unlike other rugged pickup trucks, the Avalanche will look sportier. Chevy will firstly introduce a four-door version. Interestingly, but the front fascia will look closer to the Suburban SUV. That includes almost the same layout with similar headlights and front grille.
The interior of the 2022 Chevy Avalanche will also borrow a lot of things from the full-size Suburban SUV. This comes as a surprise, as the Suburban is an expensive and premium model. On the other hand, Avalanche will be a modern pickup truck, but not as luxurious as the Suburban. Still, we expect to see a similar interior layout with more than solid legroom and headroom.
On top of that, the Avalanche model will provide a lot of high-tech amenities. That should include the same modern displays, dual-zone climate control, and new safety aids. The upper trim levels will offer leather upholstery, Wi-Fi, sunroof, and much more.
Possible Engine Lineup
The upcoming 2022 Chevy Avalanche should introduce great performances. However, this is the biggest mystery at the moment. And while some reports are predicting a larger 5.3-liter V8 engine, some other rumors are suggesting smaller displacement.
This V8 engine develops 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, even the 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque is speculated. Still, smaller engines or some sort of hybrid powertrain are the more likely outcomes. Chevrolet is yet to announce more details, but an 8-speed automatic transmission will surely be on offer.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Release Date, Price
The price of the forthcoming 2022 Chevy Avalanche will start at $30,000 or slightly above that. Again, this is not official, but expect the price in a similar range. Reportedly, the sales will begin in the first quarter of 2022.