Chevrolet’s iconic Suburban SUV is getting ready to receive a total makeover. Moreover, the 11th-generation model counts the last 365 days, because the all-new model should be ready in a year. Still, we are not here because of the Suburban. No, we have a bigger case here. According to the latest reports, the next-generation body-on-frame SUV isn’t going to come alone. Instead, the carmaker will bring back the 2019 Chevy Avalanche, too. Chevrolet’s coolest pickup truck ever has a fair chance to revive because the demand for this kind of pickups rapidly grows, plus earlier Avalanches were based on the Suburban and the carmaker works on the 12th-gen of the SUV, so why would not they give one another try with the all-new Avalanche?
We have to admit that we don’t have much of the interesting nameplate. Moreover, almost everything is rumor-based at this point. However, the idea about the 2019 Chevy Avalanche tickles our imagination and this is what we think that might happen:
The all-new Avalanche will definitely share a platform (and everything else) with the next-gen Suburban. As we’ve heard the carmaker is building an all-new body-on-frame architecture for the popular SUV, which will definitely shed some weight thanks to the aluminum-intensive approach.
Engine Options and Transmissions
The 2019 Chevrolet Avalanche should not grow. It doesn’t make any sense because the carmaker offers bigger pickup trucks. On the other hand, the future vehicle will definitely host several options beneath the hood. The base model may receive a 3.6-liter V6. Yes, we know that V6 doesn’t sound too tempting, but this particular unit will deliver up to 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough power for the 2019 Avalanche. The awesome truck will have a V8 of course. It will likely rely on an updated version of the 5.3-liter V-8. The unit currently delivers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, but since it is going to suffer some improvement before the Silverado 1500 debut, we expect at least a five percent boost of power and twist. Both engines will be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Estimated Arrival and Production Facilities
The all-new 2019 Chevy Avalanche truck (if it actually arrives) will be produced together with the Suburban at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas, USA. We are not so sure what’s the plan of the carmaker, yet don’t expect to see the awesome pickup truck before the end of 2019.