2016 Chevrolet Avalanche Price Concept Release Date

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Here we have 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche review in this article. The Avalanche has been discontinued back in 2013 because the sales of the car were in decline for the last few years. Since then we did not hear much about a future model and all hope was lost until GM announced that they plan on introducing a few new models to their range. These should be able to compete with Ford and Ram and also bring something new to the market which people would love.

The best candidate for this role would be an upcoming Chevrolet Avalanche 2016, especially now when there are little to no trucks in this particular segment. Just like before, the new Avalanche would actually make use of the Silverado platform but this time it would be a more refined package with a lot more equipment, a much better interior and more fuel efficient engines.

2016 Chevrolet Avalanche rear

Design of 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche

The design is unknown at this point in time but considering it will be an all new model, we expect something outstanding from GM, especially since this should be the precursor for the upcoming Silverado. The front end will borrow some of the design cues of the current model but it will get a more impressive grille, new headlights as well as a new bumper design which is said to be more aerodynamic than that of the current model.

2016 Chevrolet Avalanche side

The back of the Avalanche on the other hand will be something unique because this particular model will be a sport utility truck rather than a full blown truck, so it will share its cabin with the Tahoe and it will get a small to medium size bed in the back. This will likely feature the same great design of the previous generation so it will allow the driver to extend the bed all the way inside the cabin to allow the truck to carry longer items.

The interior of the 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche will be pretty much identical to that of the Tahoe meaning that it will be better in terms of comfort and space than the Silverado but it will not feature the full three rows of seats of its bigger sibling.

2016 Chevrolet Avalanche interior

2016 Chevrolet Avalanche inside

Under the hood specs

Under the hood of the 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche we may see an all new engine which should power all the future GM trucks. This is expected to be a 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged V6 which will completely replace the old 5.3 liter V8 which was both inefficient in terms of fuel consumption and not as reliable as we would like. The new engine could make around 400 horsepower and up to 450 lb-ft of torque which is a hefty improvement over the previous generation.

The 6.2 liter V8 on the other hand could also be replaced by a smaller twin-turbocharged 4.8 liter V8 and in this case, the power output could be around 470 horsepower and more than 550 lb-ft of torque. The base Avalanche is likely going to make use of a similar 4.3 liter naturally aspirated V6 to that on the current Silverado. All engines will most definitely make use of GM’s upcoming 10 speed automatic gearbox and rear or all wheel drive will be available.

2016 Chevrolet Avalanche rear side

2016 Chevrolet Avalanche Price

The price or the actual release date have not been made public just yet but the new Avalanche may first be shown to the public some time in the mid of 2016 and then released for sale some time in 2018. This is because this will be the truck to showcase the new technologies which will also be part of the upcoming Silverado and all their other full size trucks and SUVs. Its price will likely start at right around $40,000 and it will go to as far as $60,000 which is the limit between a full size truck and the luxury trucks and SUVs such as the Escalade.

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