Believe it or not, there is a chance to see this model once again. If you ever wondered if there’s a vehicle that perfectly combines SUV’s and truck’s design characteristics, search no more. This model has been walking on a fine line between the Suburban and Silverado for about 12 years. It originally came in 2001, while production finally ended in 2013. For that time, we have seen two generations of it. However, the next model, based on the outgoing Suburban never came. After a one-generation hiatus, it looks like we’ll be seeing this interesting vehicle once again. At the moment, these are just rumors, but GM’s officials haven’t denied them so far, which could mean that something is cooking. Of course, we will have to wait for the new Suburban to come first, and then later to get some more precise specs about the 2019 Chevy Avalanche.
2019 Chevy Avalanche Redesign
According to the latest 2019 Chevy Avalanche rumors, the new version seems very likely. We could debate for hours whether is this a redesign or not, considering the one-generation gap, but the new model will definitely continue in its familiar manner. Of course, if it arrives. The is no doubt that the new model would once again come with a heavy influence from the iconic Suburban. The two models have been sharing most of their parts so far. Of course, this involves the new platform as well. As you probably know, GM started renewing entire full-size SUV and truck lineup. Naturally, it started with the most important model, Chevy Silverado. For the next year, we expect to see new HD series, as well as new Tahoe and Suburban models, along with GMC Siblings.
This indicates that the new 2019 Chevy Avalanche would arrive soon after. It would adopt the new T1 platform, which brings benefits in numerous aspects. The most obvious is weight reductions, thanks to the use of lightweight materials and new technologies. Pretty much all new models should come at least 300 pounds lighter.
How is 2019 Chevy Avalanche going to look like?
It seems quite easy to guess the layout of 2019 Chevy Avalanche. Just like its predecessor, it should come with the same truck-ish layout, which combines bests from both worlds. You may look at it as some kind of a crew cab truck. Of course, it will sit on the long-wheelbase version of the platform, so count on a decent bed size as well.
In terms of the styling, we expect that all upcoming models will come in a similar manner as the new 2019 Silverado. The new front end is characterized by a more massive grille, separated lighting groups, and many other details. Among them, some of the most interesting are air skirts, which provide better airflow, making the vehicle more aerodynamical. On the back end, we expect to see the model’s famous dark-plastics sports bar, which provides a much sleeker profile of the truck.
On the inside, the 2019 Chevy Avalanche should feature quite the same dashboard design as the upcoming Suburban. Two models have been sharing interior layout in the past, so we don’t see why things should be different in the future. As we can see from the new Silverado, these changes should be evolutionary. Count on a slightly improved look, new materials and lots of new technologies. Among these new technologies, we expect to see GM’s new Super Cruise autonomous driving technology in the offer as well. At the moment, this system is available in Cadillac’s models only but should find its place in other brands as well.
In terms of the base layout, the 2019 Chevy Avalanche interior will be able to accommodate 5 or 6 passengers, depending on the configuration of front seats. Another important feature is an independent rear suspension, which should be offered as well.
2019 Chevy Avalanche Engines
Expect to see a whole range of GM engines in the offer. Of course, it should start with a new 2.7-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. Count on familiar V8 engines as well. There are two of them. The smaller one is a familiar 5.3-liter unit with 355 hp and 383 pound-feet of torque. The bigger one features 6.2 liters in displacement and a max output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. A diesel version is available as well. Of course, we are talking about a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, which is good for 280 horses and 440 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the engine, count on either 8- or 10-speed automatic transmission.
When will 2019 Chevy Avalanche arrive?
Although we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, the new model could possibly arrive already in the next year. At this point, we won’t speculate about some more precise 2019 Chevy Avalanche release date. When it comes to the price, base models would probably go somewhere between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.