Today’s market is definitely overflowed. Practically, every carmaker has a huge diversity of models on the offer and in such a crowded world, it’s pretty hard to stand out. One of the ways is to bring back familiar nameplates from the past. Simply, playing on the nostalgia card always brings results. So, it’s no wonder that many reports suggest a comeback of this fancy-looking pickup truck, which could arrive already as the 2022 Chevy Avalanche.
Rumors about this comeback aren’t a new thing at all. Moreover, we have been hearing about it pretty much since the discontinuation of the previous generation. To remind you, the Avalanche was in production for a full 12 years, between 2001 and 2013. While the initial sales numbers were pretty good, sales eventually started to drop. That was the main reason why this model vanished from the market. Now, various rumors suggest its comeback, which sounds more likely than ever.
Still, keep in mind that the officials are still quiet on this matter. So, make sure to take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Design
Despite that the 2022 Chevy Avalanche is still just a rumor, some of the things are pretty easy to predict. This especially refers to base design characteristics. We presume that this pickup would once again come based on Chevy Suburban. The new generation of the legendary SUV has just arrived and it brings some pretty important novelties. We expect to see them in this pickup as well.
Of course, the truck would be based on the new T1 platform but things would be notably different compared to the Silverado. One of the things that come to mind is the rear suspension. It should be independent, just like in the case of Suburban. In practice, this means that the Avalanche would put focus rather on ride quality than capabilities, which is a little bit untypical for a pickup truck.
When it comes to the exterior design, one of the first things that come to mind is size. We expect very similar proportions to the SUV sibling, including the same wheelbase, which goes around 134 inches.
Also, we are pretty sure that aesthetics would be the same. This particularly refers to the front end, which would look pretty much identically, though there is always enough room for a couple of exclusive details.
When it comes to the overall shape, we also count on plenty of similarities, despite the pickup layout. Practically, the area between the front bumper and C-pillar should look pretty much identical. On the other side, the third row of seats and cargo area would be replaced with a cargo bed, which won’t be too big.
On the inside, we presume that the dashboard would look the same as in the Suburban. That’s definitely a good thing, considering that the recent redesign has brought a completely new design, which utilizes more attractive aesthetics and finer materials. The offer of tech goodies is also pretty big and includes things like a tablet-like infotainment screen, digital instrument screen, smartphone integration etc.
Unlike the Suburban, this truck would come with two rows of seats. We presume that the amount of passenger room would remain the same in these two rows, which means that you may count on more than 40 inches of legroom in both of them. That’s really impressive and means that adults may count on a pretty high level of comfort. Behind the second row, we would see an open cargo bed, notably shorter compared to one in Silverado.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Engines
We presume that the engine offer would be pretty much the same as in Suburban. So, base models would probably come with a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, which seems enough to move this truck with ease. Still, we believe that the optional 6.2-liter unit would be a much better choice. This engine is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which provide notably better driving dynamics compared to the smaller V8.
Even a diesel version wouldn’t be a surprise. If it happens, there’s no doubt it would use a familiar 3.0-liter turbodiesel, which puts out 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. All three engines would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, this comeback is still just a rumor. The officials are still quiet so chances to see it in the near future aren’t too big. If it eventually arrives, we presume that the 2022 Chevy Avalanche price would start at around 50.000 dollars, roughly.