These days, we can hear rumors about all kinds of comebacks. Simply, bringing back familiar nameplates from the past seems like a very good strategy to attract more potential buyers. Ford did it with the new Bronco, Jeep is bringing back the Wagoneer. No, we are getting reports about the 2022 Chevy Avalanche, which would be another big comeback. Still, the fact is that the officials are still quiet, so we should take these rumors with a big reserve.
Those who remember the original Avalanche know very well its history. Spread through two generations, this model was in production for a full 12 years, between 2001 and 2013. While the initial sales were pretty good, thanks to the interesting design, they eventually dropped down, mostly because of the global economic crisis. Nowadays, rumors say it’s time to bring this interesting pickup back and if the rumors are true, we could see it already in the next year.
What to expect from the new Chevy Avalanche?
Although it would come with a completely new design, we have no doubt that the basic philosophy would remain unchanged. This means a pickup truck layout, but with a little bit different approach compared to traditional vehicles of this type. Instead of putting the focus on utility, this model would be more about comfort.
Of course, we have no doubt that the Chevy Suburban would serve as a basis once again. We are not talking about the mechanics only, but also about many aesthetical aspects. Naturally, the wheelbase would be the same, as well as the suspension setup, engines etc.
When it comes to the exterior design, we expect a lot of influence from the Suburban, as we already mentioned. This particularly refers to the front end of the vehicle, which should look pretty much identical. Considering that the wheelbase would probably be the same, we expect even more than that. The two models would look very similar from the front bumper to the C-pillar. The main changes would happen at the rear end, where the 2022 Chevy Avalanche would feature its recognizable cargo bed.
The mechanical aspect should be pretty similar as well and this doesn’t refer to engines only. The suspension setup should be pretty much the same and if we consider that this truck isn’t about utility, there is no reason to install some heavy duty components on the rear axle. Instead, we would rather see the same independent rear suspension, which makes a big difference when it comes to comfort and ride quality in general.
Once again, you may count on a lot of similarities with the legendary SUV. This particularly refers to the dashboard, which should look pretty much the same. This means a nice, upscale layout, full of quality materials and a high level of build quality. Moreover, the first two rows of seats should remain pretty much the same as well, which means you may count on a high level of comfort. These two rows are very spacious, while the front seats are massive and supportive. All in all, the 2022 Chevy Avalanche would be able to accommodate five adults with ease.
On the other side, the third row and the cargo area would be replaced with a cargo bed, which won’t be too long but should offer decent capacity.
2022 Chevy Avalanche Engines
We don’t expect any surprises under the hood. The 2022 Chevy Avalanche could come with three engines in the offer, starting from a familiar 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Higher trim levels would probably come with a well-known 6.2-liter V8, which features a max output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
We believe there is a chance to see a diesel version as well. This one would use a familiar 3.0-liter V6, with a max output of 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
At this point, the 2022 Chevy Avalanche is just a rumor, so take all reports that suggest arrival in the next year with a big reserve. If it arrives one day, we believe that the starting price would go around 50.000 dollars.