If we can trust the latest rumors, Chevy is seriously considering the possibility to revive the Avalanches. For those who aren’t familiar with this model, it is a Suburban-based pickup truck, which was in production for nearly 12 years. Between 2001 and 2013, we saw two generations of it and it looks like we could see a new version this year, at least in the form of the 2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept.
At this point, this is just a rumor. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about possible design characteristics and who such a concept would look like in general. Still, make sure to keep the following paragraphs with reserve.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept Design
If the 2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept is about to come, the base design seems like a pretty certain thing. This aspect won’t bring any particular surprise, as we once again count on a typical Suburban-based design, which would benefit for any reason. We expect to see the same wheelbase of around 134 inches, which is notably shorter compared to Silverado. Still, that should provide enough space for both passengers and the cargo. Furthermore, the 2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept would benefit in terms of the ride quality, as such a truck wouldn’t be primarily a workhorse, but rather a lifestyle vehicle, which features independent rear suspension and similar upgrades.
When it comes to the styling and exterior design in general, we shouldn’t see bigger surprises either. We would expect a familiar approach, which means a lot of similarities with the new Suburban. The front end would look nearly identical, though there is always enough room for exclusive details. Naturally, the 2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept would come as a crew cab pickup, while the rear section, which includes the third row of seats and cargo area, would get a decently-sized cargo bed.
When it comes to exclusive details, we could see a little bit of unique bodywork, as well as exclusive wheels, colors and similar things.
On the inside, we expect no surprises. The 2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept would feature the same dashboard design as in the Suburban. This means a dashboard that features quality materials and looks quite attractive. The center stack would be highlighted by a tablet-like touchscreen and other tech goodies.
As we’ve just mentioned, this model would come in a crew cab layout, which means two spacious rows of seats. We count on the same amount of passenger space as in the Suburban. This means around 44.5 inches of legroom in the first row, while the second row would be good for about 42 inches. We can’t say how long the cargo bed would be but should feature a decent size as well.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept Engine
We presume that the 2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept would come with the most powerful version Suburban offers. This would mean a 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 horsepower. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to the possible production version, we presume that the new Avalanche would be available with the other two engines as well. Base models would come with a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Of course, we count on a diesel option as well, with a familiar 3.0-liter V6, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept Release Date
We presume that the 2021 Chevy Avalanche Concept would have a premier at some of the major car shows, sometime in the second half of the year.
Chevy Suburban Could Get SS Version!?
The Avalanche’s sibling, the Suburban, could get a performance version, with the famous SS badge. At this point, this is just a rumor, but we presume the new version would come with all kinds of upgrades. We count on a new suspension setup, lower ground clearance, upgraded brakes and similar things.
Aesthetically, the Suburban SS would probably come with things like sportier bumpers, bigger wheels, lower-profile tires etc. Of course, a couple of interior upgrades that follow the model’s hi-performance character.
Finally, there is the engine, which would probably be a familiar 6.2-liter unit, but with some upgrades. We count on higher output, maybe on a version that powers Chevy Camaro.
The officials are still quiet about the Suburban SS, so take these words with a reserve. The Silverado SS has been rumored too.