Shortly after discontinuation of the last Avalanche truck, fans were wondering if the company is going to bring back this luxury sports truck. Nowadays, there are more rumors about this segment we though it has no chance to survive battling full-size SUVs. But, the redesign and modern features could draw the attention of younger buyers. The new 2020 Chevy Avalanche seems to be more realistic than ever, although we thought it could come out as the 2019 year model.
The 2020 Chevy Avalanche will be the premium version of Chevy Silverado. It is a match to the Sierra 1500 Denali. However, we will see what is going on with the Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup, which also could make a move to return. These two used to share the same platform, and it will definitely be the case now as well. The new 2020 Avalanche is taking the spot in the luxury division of Chevrolet’s lineup and that means a lot of advanced and cool features that will attract buyers who love hi-tech equipment.
2020 Chevy Avalanche Drivetrain
As the premium version of Silverado truck, the 2020 Chevy Avalanche will carry the same engines. We still don’t know if the premium sports truck is getting a diesel unit, but it is more likely to happen than not. So, the base setup will be a 5.3-liter V8 engine in combination with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This combo is good for 355 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The proven drivetrain might lack power, but it is very durable and reliable.
For more power, buyers of the 2020 Chevy Avalanche have to check a 6.2-liter V8 petrol drivetrain. This one can make 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Of course, with such power comes better hauling capability. Maximum towing capacity of a truck with such powertrain will be nearly 10,000 pounds without trailering package.
2020 Chevy Avalanche Diesel
Well, the 2020 Chevy Avalanche will close the gap between utility and luxury. In some hand. The new truck will still belong to the premium class, and a new diesel engine is there to expand the offer. Well, buyers will take advantage of its towing capability as well. With the new 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel unit, the 2020 Avalanche will be capable to tow at least 11,000 pounds. The company hasn’t released outputs of this unit since they are still waiting for the green light by EPA. We will know more once the Duramax unit appears in the Chevy Silverado 1500.
2020 Chevy Avalanche Features
If you think that High Country is a show-off truck, then you should wait for the 2020 Chevy Avalanche to see its features. The company will give their best to make it the most appealing model in the market. Interior is going to be as comfortable as a premium sedan and spacious as full-size SUV. Like its predecessor, the new 2020 Avalanche will use a four-door five-seat configuration. Interior is going to be full of the premium materials, including leather upholstery and wooden and aluminum details. Heating and ventilating of front seats are standard. The huge touchscreen will be at the center of the control panel. From there, you can command with audio and the latest infotainment system.
It hasn’t been too long since we saw the Avalanche on roads. Modernization is required, but not the total overhaul. We believe the truck will keep its sports bars between cabin and bed. General Motors will install its latest feature – a MultiPro tailgate with six different functions. Also, the bed is getting a spray-on bedliner. The dual exhaust system will boost the visual appearance and performance.
Up front, there are more changes. We still don’t know if the 2020 Chevy Avalanche is coming with a bow tie or big Chevrolet sign. To complete the redesign on the front fascia, GM could install new hood and lights. Unique paints and chrome wheels will unveil this is the special model.
2020 Chevy Avalanche Release Date and Competition
The comeback of the truck is almost certain. Well, we could see it already next year, but it is more likely that 2020 Chevy Avalanche is not going to appear so soon. The company will show it at one of the big car shows in the US since the pickup is not going into the worldwide sale.
The competition is not so big in the premium truck segment. In the matter of fact, there are only high-end trim levels of each full-size truck we can call them rivals of the 2020 Chevy Avalanche. Probably the most serious competitor will be the GMC Sierra Denali. Also, there are Ford F-150 Limited and Chevy Silverado High Country as possible alternatives. We will see who else could challenge the 2020 Avalanche. If Cadillac brings back Escalade EXT, we could expect many similarities between these two luxury trucks.
The cost of the 2020 Chevy Avalanche is clear speculation. But, having in mind prices of high-end versions of full-size trucks, the new Avalanche could start from $70,000-$75,000.