In today’s market, bringing back familiar nameplates seems like a pretty popular trend. Many car manufacturers are bringing back famous monikers from the past, in order to boost sales numbers, even though the new models usually don’t have many things in common with the previous generations. This time, we might see something different, a design that actually follows the path of the original. Yes, we are talking about the 2024 Chevy Avalanche.
The original Avalanche was introduced in 2001. It comes with an interesting design approach, which took a little bit from pickup and a little bit from the SUV world. In fact, it was heavily based on the Suburban, with the same mechanics but a little bit different body style. The third row of seats and cargo area was replaced with a cargo bed, which practically made a pickup. Initially, the new model was pretty popular but with the economical crisis started in 2008, they eventually started to go down. As a result, the model was discontinued in 2013.
2024 Chevy Avalanche Design
A decade later, we are once again heading rumors about this nameplate. Allegedly, Chevy is about to bring back this model, with the same design approach. It is expected to arrive sometime in the next year, as the 2024 Chevy Avalanche. At this point, the officials are still quiet but if the well-known moniker is about to come back, we know very well what to expect from it.
The mechanical part of the vehicle will once again have most things in common with the Suburban. This time, we are talking about the modern iteration of the legendary SUV, which rides on GM’s contemporary T1 platform. The Avalanche would share most of the mechanics but we also count on a couple of slight modifications. That particularly refers to the suspension setup, which could be slightly sturdier, though still far away from the setup that characterizes the Silverado.
When it comes to the exterior design, we presume that the dimensions would be pretty similar to the full-size SUV. Moreover, the wheelbase should be the same, which means around 134 inches between the axles.
When it comes to styling, the front end should closely mimic the contemporary Suburban, with the same headlights, grille, bumper etc. Practically, things should look pretty much the same from the A to C pillar. The differences would start after that, where the third row of seats and cargo area would be replaced with a cargo bed, which is the thing that would make this vehicle look like a proper pickup.
The same thing is with interior design. Things before the C pillar would look the same. We would see the same dashboard design, which offers a modern look in a combination with nice materials and good build quality. We would see two rows of seats, both very generous and able to accommodate taller passengers with ease. Behind that, we would see a decently sized cargo bed.
The new cabin would also come with lots of standard and available equipment. We presume that base models would come standard 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.
2024 Chevy Avalanche Engines
This aspect wouldn’t bring any surprises. We would expect to see three familiar powertrain options, starting from a 5.3-liter V8, which would power the base models. This unit puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, which would be more than enough for decent driving dynamics. Still, we have no doubt that most drivers would rather pick a more capable 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
We also expect to see a diesel version in the offer. That model would come with a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel, which puts out 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the massive torque, this engine would provide strong driving dynamics. Moreover, it would ensure excellent fuel economy. For reference, the Suburban with a diesel engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
2024 Chevy Avalanche Release Date and Price
If we can trust rumors, the 2024 Chevy Avalanche could arrive already in the next year. However, the officials are still quiet, so we could say that the actual chances aren’t too big. If the company decides to launch this model, we presume that the starting price would go around 55.000 dollars.