The pickup market is growing constantly and we witnessed recently the introduction of all-new, light-duty and heavy-duty models from the best-selling trio of brands. Ford relaunched also the Ranger model in the US and a long-awaited Jeep Gladiator is also here. Toyota is also struggling to keep the good position of the mid-size Tacoma in the class and the reliable Tundra should also get some upgrades soon. The new Nissan Frontier, unibody Hyundai Santa Cruz and Tesla Truck are also waiting in line. However, as the latest speculations in the industry suggest, there could appear even more models in the future.
Chevrolet has been in news recently with the all-new light-duty Silverado 1500 and redesigned heavy-duty series but like it’s not enough rumors suggesting possible re-launch of the unique-design Chevy Avalanche. Chevy ended the production of this model after the 2013 model year due to slow sales and model was sold in just 16, 986 unit in the last production year. However, with the sales of trucks growing and stable oil prices, Chevy is allegedly considering the re-launch of the Avalanche nameplate and what’s more, rumors claim as the 2020 Chevy Avalanche version. Chevy hasn’t, however, commented on the rumors and no spy photos of the model are available to support the claim.
The Chevy Avalanche was based on the long-wheelbase platform shared with the Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT and was produced in two generations. However, what made this model unique is its hybrid design between the SUV and pickup truck. The model provided a nearly identical cabin as the traditional SUV combined with the short cargo bed but thanks to the mid-gate design the model possessed expandable bed capacity. With the midgate folded down the short bed expanded to nearly full-size bed providing more flexible design either for greater interior comfort or cargo capacity.
If the 2020 Chevy Avalanche arrives?
There is no tangible proof that Chevy is working on the new 2020 Chevy Avalanche or considering the re-launch of this model in near future.
If the 2020 Avalanche returns, in some strange event development, the model would share plenty of design and running parts with the new Silverado and upcoming, all-new Suburban and Escalade. The newest T1 full-size truck platform would form the base of the model and it would adopt the brand’s new design language. The versatile mid-gate design would again be the model’s signature and possibly strong selling point.
As for the engine options, the model could use the brand’s new 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or even a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel as an option. An upgraded 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8 could also be the solution.
Could the 2020 Chevy Avalanche be in brand’s plan?
Chevy is working on many fronts recently and with no solid evidence from any source, the 2020 Chevy Avalanche would likely stay the matter of speculation. The brand launched recently the redesigned full-size trucks and light-duty Silverado and waits to see the response from the market. The new generation Suburban and Tahoe will also debut soon. So, we don’t expect the return of the new Avalanche any time soon but everyone loves surprises.