2020 Chevy Avalanche Release date, Specs, Future


Can we see another return in the truck market? According to rumors, the 2020 Chevy Avalanche could be back very soon. Well, the companies are considering old names instead of giving new ones to their vehicles. Ford Bronco is probably the most famous. Dodge Dakota is confirmed for 2022. Ford Ranger is already here. Honda did the same with Crosstour SUV. And fans hope that the next one is Chevrolet Avalanche.

The truck became famous although it was in production for only 12 seasons. Seeing two generations, Avalanche was finally discontinued in 2013. Poor sales were the reason leading to this outcome. General Motors didn’t announce any further details about the future. Ever since fans of the pickup truck are expecting to see it back. However, the company already have representatives in all major classes – Colorado as a mid-size, Silverado 1500 as a full-size, and Silverado 2500 and 3500 as HD trucks. The 2020 Chevy Avalanche could take the position in the premium segment, although there are words about the comeback of the Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup.

2020 Chevy Avalanche front view

All in all, the 2020 Chevrolet Avalanche will make the stunning comeback. Fans are eagerly waiting for it. Another reason to believe Chevy could return the nameplate is a success of the Ford Ranger and enormous interest in Bronco. Well, OJ Simpson didn’t use Avalanche for its escape.

Where the 2020 Chevy Avalanche Will Fit?

The last time we saw the Avalanche, the truck was 221 inches long. That is the size of the full-size truck. Interesting, the pickup didn’t have a twin in GMC fleet. Well, the new Silverado added even more trim levels, expanding its offer. However, GMC Sierra Denali is the only premium truck in the segment, without Chevrolet twin. The 2020 Chevy Avalanche could be that since the company develops an off-road oriented Silverado ZR2. We doubt there will be a huge change in mind to make the Avalanche an off-roader. Premium segment in the full-size class is the empty spot in the lineup where we can imagine this model.

However, we can mention other, less likely options. Still, there is a possibility to see the new off-road version with Avalanche badge, not ZR2. Also, the company could downsize the truck and place it in the mid-size segment. The least likely option is to build it on a unibody platform and make it sportier. Even the full-size SUVs, Suburban and Tahoe, are moving to the body on frame architecture. The 2020 Chevy Avalanche could be a rival to Nissan Titan XD. This truck is positioned somewhere between full-size and heavy-duty class. The FCA also had a plan to launch Ram 2000 for fans of these models. Avalanche could be a response to these pickups.

2020 Chevy Avalanche side view

2020 Chevy Avalanche Redesign

It is obvious that 2020 Chevy Avalanche will need a heavy update before it enters the production. There won’t be too many similarities between the model we saw in 2012/13 season and the upcoming vehicle. Well, the new one could use some details to bring back memories of old fans. We can expect designers to mix modern and classic features. But, the focus is on comfort and utility. So, the 2020 Chevrolet Avalanche must meet these standards first, and then we will see upgrades with futuristic and old-school parts.

Well, the truck could keep its sport bars between the cabin and a bed. These are making the Avalanche pretty cool, indeed. Also, the large cabin will use a four-door layout and there will be room for five persons inside. We doubt that Chevy will make it again a six-seater. Front grille might pick up large Chevrolet badge instead of bow tie logo. We could see few teasers announcing heavy-duty trucks with such design. However, fans will probably love to see a grille similar to the last time the truck was in the market.

2020 Chevy Avalanche rear view

2020 Chevy Avalanche Engines, Specs, Towing Capacity

The performance of the 2020 Chevy Avalanche will depend on the class where the truck is going to belong. A V6 engine is the most certain option, whether the pickup is mi- or full-size model. Also, the smaller class will probably offer a four-cylinder unit as well, while the larger tier brings a V8. Which units it could be, we can guess by looking at Colorado’s or Silverado’s lineup. Also, a diesel engine is very possible. Both of its siblings are using configurations with these powertrains, so the 2020 Chevrolet Avalanche diesel is very probably.

Finally, we must mention the hybrid truck. General Motors needs to respond to Ram 1500 mild-hybrid and future Ford F-150. Can it appear as the Avalanche or a hybrid model will be part of the Silverado’s fleet? We will see where it will settle and the name it carries.

2020 Chevy Avalanche Expectations, Future

The new 2020 Chevy Avalanche is one of the most questionable upcoming trucks. We already said that all positions in the GM lineup are full. Also, the company is offering twin-trucks with GMC badge on them. So, it is really unpredictable what kind of truckers the Avalanche will attract. We have numerous luxury pickups announced for 2020. But, this segment is not crowded, and Lexus, BMW, Audi, and others, don’t have a representative here. And 2020 Chevrolet Avalanche would only make the competition for the models of the same company.

2020 Chevy Avalanche  interior

That is why we believe the 2020 Chevy Avalanche will take the position in the luxury class. Without too many rivals, it will be easier for the model to make a breakthrough. The truth is – interest is low. But, the truck will be a subject of interest for all these truckers waiting for the suitable premium model. Chevy can offer them a solution.

Release Date

We are still unsure if the truck is coming. So, the release date of the 2020 Chevy Avalanche is under a question mark. We could see the preview or a concept of the future model. Well, Ford announced the comeback of Bronco SUV in 2015. We didn’t believe in it at first, but fans are now just a year before its final unveiling. Well, there are teaser images and official announcements confirming this comeback. On the other hand, everything about the 2020 Chevrolet Avalanche is speculations. 

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