The automotive market is more competitive than ever and we could say that pretty much every carmaker covers most of the segments. Chevy is definitely one of those companies that have a model in every class of vehicles. Moreover, this company has always been known for establishing new segments in the industry and the Avalanche is one of those models. Positioned between full-size trucks and SUVs, this model was a perfect mix of two worlds. Unfortunately, it was killed in the early 2010s, mainly because of the economic crisis and high gas prices. These days, we are getting reports that it could come back, maybe already as the 2023 Chevy Avalanche.
At this point, this is just a rumor, which should be taken with a big reserve. However, even though the officials are still quiet, that doesn’t mean that we can’t predict some of the general design characteristics. We believe that this comeback could happen already in the next year.
2023 Chevy Avalanche Design
When it comes to the base design approach, we believe that the 2023 Chevy Avalanche would come with the same layout as the previous generations. That means it will once again share most of the parts with Chevy Suburban. The famous SUV will serve as the basis for the new Avalanche and the first thing that comes to mind is the platform. Of course, we are talking about the T1 architecture, which offers a good balance between performance and capability.
This relation between the two models would probably mean the same suspension setup as well. If that happens, the new 2023 Chevy Avalanche will feature an independent rear suspension, which will definitely have a big impact on the ride quality, both in terms of comfort and handling.
This is one of the things that’s a relatively easy guess. When it comes to dimensions, we presume that the wheelbase, just like in the previous generations, would be the same as on Suburban, which would mean 134.1 inches in this case. The rest of the dimensions should remain pretty similar as well.
When it comes to the styling, we have no doubt that the front end would mimic the Suburban. The front face would look the same, with the same headlights and grille design, same bumper etc. Most of the car would look the same, while the main difference would be the back area, the one behind C-pillar. There, the 2023 Chevy Avalanche would drop the SUV roofline and come with a relatively small cargo bed, which would replace the third row, as well as the cargo area.
The same thing goes for interior design. The dashboard should look pretty much the same, which is definitely a good thing. The new generation has brought a much nicer design, with finer materials, better build quality and more tech features. Of course, the new Avalanche would benefit from this a lot
Of course, the 2023 Chevy Avalanche would come with two rows of seats and both of them should offer the same amount of passenger space and the SUV sibling. On the other hand, the third row would be replaced with the open cargo area, as we already mentioned.
We are also pretty sure that the new Avalanche would come with a full load of tech features. We presume that all models would come with goodies like tri-zone climate control, remote start, a 10.2-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, eight USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Also, we would expect to see standard safety features like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams etc.
2023 Chevy Avalanche Engines
This aspect of the vehicle definitely wouldn’t bring surprises. The offer would start with Chevy’s well-known 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Another well-known unit should be available, a 6.2-liter V8 that puts out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
We also wouldn’t exclude the possibility to see a diesel version of the new Avalanche. That model would come with a familiar 3.0-liter V6, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This turbodiesel would also come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Chevy Avalanche Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2023 Chevy Avalanche is just a rumor and while the officials are still quiet about this model, rumors suggest it could come already in the next year. We suggest you take this arrival with a reserve. If the new model arrives one day, we presume that the base price would go around 50.000 dollars.