2017 Chevrolet Avalanche Release and Redesign

According to unnamed sources, the Avalanche pickup might make a comeback for the 2017 model year. Chevy’s four-door truck was discontinued back in 2012 but its revival has been anticipated by its large fan base ever since. The 2017 Chevrolet Avalanche is expected to retain its recognizable mid-gate and short cargo bed, while adopting a more modern exterior styling. Just like its predecessor, the all-new Avalanche won’t be available as a GMC, exclusively as a Chevrolet. In any case, expect the upcoming model to offer a unique combination of car-like seating and practicality of a pickup truck.

2017 Chevrolet Avalanche Design

When it comes to the exterior design, the 2017 Chevrolet Avalanche will come as a mixture of the Suburban SUV and Silverado pickup truck. Of course, the feature that will distinguish it from other pickups is the folding mid-gate bulkhead which separates the cabin from the cargo bed. Compared to the discontinued model, the brand new Avalanche is due to adopt a more contemporary exterior styling that mimics the one seen on the recently redesigned Chevy Suburban. Inside, expect to see an even more comfortable cabin that will be able to accommodate up to six passengers. There will be a bevy of upgraded materials, while a more stylish center console should come with GM’s latest infotainment system and a large touch-screen mounted on top of it. Anyway, more specific details concerning the upcoming Avalanche’s design have yet to surface.

2017 Chevrolet Avalanche

Engine Specs

As for the available engine options, the 2017 Chevrolet Avalanche is most likely to borrow the same unit that powers the new Suburban SUV. Namely, the familiar 5.3-liter V8 produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This unit features direct fuel injection and Active Cylinder Management, with a reasonably competitive fuel efficiency in its class. Its power is most likely to be transmitted to either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive through a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Unfortunately, more detailed information on the 2017 Chevrolet Avalanche are still unavailable. We expect the new generation to make its debut in late 2016 or early 2017, while the pricing figures could emerge in the course of the next few months.


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One Response to 2017 Chevrolet Avalanche Release and Redesign

  1. Dave Terrill says:

    Hopefully GM follows through with this. I have a 2004 Avalanche with 304,000 miles and it’s about time for a new one…..

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