Older generations are definitely familiar with this nameplate, which has been in use until a decade ago. In 2009, Chevy left the medium-duty segment but eventually came back with Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD models. That happened a couple of years ago, so there is no doubt that we won’t see changes in terms of base design characteristics. On the other side, we might see changes in terms of naming policy, as the new model might come with the familiar nameplate in familiar states. That still waits for the confirmation but even if that happens, we have no doubt that the overall layout will remain pretty much untouched. The new model would come as 2021 Chevrolet Kodiak
2021 Chevrolet Kodiak Redesign
Despite the new name, the 2021 Chevrolet Kodiak would remain a pretty familiar pickup truck. This medium-duty hauled has been around for just a couple of years, so it is still early for any more notable changes. The current generation has been developed together with another famous truck make, Navistar International. The two companies shared many design solutions, though aesthetics clearly resemble Chevy’s previous generation of the light-duty 1500 model. You may notice pretty much identical headlights. For the next year, we might see a couple of new color options. The current list of colors includes 7 finishes: Deep Ocean Blue Metallic, Havana Brown Metallic, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black and Graphite Metallic.
As we talk about a medium-duty pickup truck, you may presume that the cabin looks pretty basic. There isn’t much luxury in there, the overall quality seems quite decent for this class. Comfort and convenience are at a decent level. Also, you may count on a decent list of tech goodies, which includes things like OnStar and Commercial Link, a built-in 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot (paid data plan required), wireless cellphone charging, Bluetooth and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For the next year, we could see a couple of additions, though most of the things are about to remain the same. The current model is available in two interior color options, Jet Black or Dark Ash with Jet Black. Also, the current model comes in two cab configurations, either as a single or double cab model.
2021 Chevrolet Kodiak Engine
At this point, one engine is a certain thing, while there is also another that seems quite possible. When it comes to certain engine options, we are talking about a well-known 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel, which puts out around 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. A slightly detuned version with around 350 horsepower should be in the offer as well.
On the other side, some reports suggest we might see a new gasoline engine in the offer as well. Of course, we are talking about a new 6.6-liter gasoline V8, which would also come in two output variants. The base version would feature a max output of around 350 horsepower, while the more powerful variants would be good for about 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque.