The comeback of the 2021 Chevy Avalanche is less likely than before. The company has no room in the lineup for new additions, but some rumors are opening new spots for the truck discontinued nearly ten years ago. Now, some say the Avalanche might be a compact truck that will be a rival to Ford Courier. Other speculations mention a hybrid pickup or a sporty vehicle based on the Traverse SUV. Well, Honda Ridgeline has no too much success in this class. But, all the popular segments in the truck market are covered by both Chevrolet and GMC versions. Many experts call them GM twins.
The 2021 Chevy Avalanche is not the only truck we expect back. General Motors is also thinking about Cheyenne and Cheyenne SS. Plus, the GMC could bring back Syclone, while Dakota and Rampage are the possible options for the Dodge Ram new trucks. Well, none of these potential comebacks are confirmed. However, by using the old nameplates, companies are trying to get closer to buyers. On the other hand, these returns are not bringing back too many important things we know about the old vehicles.
Special Version of Silverado
There are a few spots where we can see the 2021 Chevy Avalanche. The first one is the special edition of the Silverado. Nevertheless, it is not too likely to happen, since this nameplate actually replaced Avalanche. On the other hand, Silverado and Chevrolet need something special. Ram 1500 is now the second best-selling truck in the US, taking the place from the GM’s truck. So, the old nameplate could draw more attention and buyers. But, that is not quite a comeback, since fans expect to see a truck similar to the one we were seeing ten years ago.
Under the Hood
When the last Avalanche was available, a pair of V8 engines gave choices. A 5.3-liter displacement is still available for Silverado and some big SUVs. But, the entry-level truck is coming with a V6 and even turbo-four unit. The second option was a 6.0-liter V8, which saw its last appearance on the heavy-duty trucks. Now it is replaced with a 6.6-liter mill.
So, the 2021 Chevy Avalanche will need to look elsewhere. We cannot expect the same engines as before. Still, there is a 4.3-liter V8 or some high-performance V6 in GM’s lineup. Everything is going to depend on the truck’s size. If it goes against the Ford Courier, do not expect too much fun driving it.
2021 Chevy Avalanche Denali
We also found some rumors speaking of the 2021 Chevy Avalanche Denali. We got used to this package on the GMC models, but this time truckers could see it for the Chevrolet model. This means the high-end features and equipment. The luxury class is wide open for new pickups, but companies are not so sure that buyers are going to spend too much on working machines. Premium SUVs can offer comfort, space for cargo, and a way better handling.
So, Denali might be an optional package for the new Avalanche. It means a larger multimedia touchscreen with some of the most advanced options in the market, including navigation, premium audio, and leather seats. The exterior is also getting an enhancement with the blacked-out theme, skid plates, spray-on bedliner, and many other options. We believe the 2021 Chevy Avalanche will come with the MultiPro six-way tailgate and Trailer camera.
When Will 2021 Chevy Avalanche Be Available?
Chevrolet updated Silverado, but the lineup needs another portion of changes to keep up with rivals. Could the 2021 Chevy Avalanche be a shocking therapy General Motors needs? We will see. However, the company needs to launch it as soon as possible before FCA takes over more markets from its Chevy and GMC trucks. The COVID-19 outburst will definitely slow down the development and the truck won’t appear in the next 12 months for sure.