2016 Chevrolet Avalanche

If you are an enthusiast of the Chevrolet Avalanche, you have a
reason to celebrate. After a three year’s break, the Chevrolet
Avalanche is set to make a comeback to the pickup truck market.

This truck is very special from others due to its functional
cargo space design. The new vehicle will be more attractive,
more aggressive, more powerful and more fuel efficient.

2016 Chevrolet Avalanche Exterior

Since the model was last produced three years ago, expect some
significant changes on its exterior profile to reflect changes
in the industry. The 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche will be offered
in three trim levels which will be the LS, LT and LTZ together
with the Black Diamond edition.

The model will retain the predecessor’s dimensions, as such the
2016 Chevrolet Avalanche will stretch 221.3 inches long, with a
width of 79.1 inches and stand at a height of 76.6 inches. Most
of the vehicle’s specs are still a highly guarded secret.
However, we understand that the vehicle will be based on the
same platform as Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade.  We
expect a complete redesign of its exterior including new
metallic colors.  According to rumors, both its headlights
and taillights will utilize LED technology which will give it
an appealing look. The front bumper as well as the grille will
also be redesigned.

The body will utilize light-weight material and thus the new
Avalanche will be lighter compared to its predecessor. However,
what makes this 4-door pickup truck special from others is its
functional design that creates huge cargo space. The vehicle
features an open bed design which opens up the rear part. The
rear features 3 folding panels which are detachable as well as
a detachable window. When they are detached, the rear seats can
then be folded to increase the vehicle’s cargo space.

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2016 Chevrolet Avalanche Interior

Just like other specs, details on its interior are still
scarce. However, rumor has it that the cabin will have an
excellent styling.  Due to its long body and height, all
passengers will have plenty of leg and headroom. Ideally, the
Avalanche will accommodate five people and even a sixth one can
be squeezed without much complaint from others due to its wide
width. The seats, steering wheel and the dashboard will be
upholstered in quality material in the base model while the top
trim will feature leather upholstery.

The cabin will also be hooked up with latest technology
features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, Smartphone
integration and USB ports among others. It will also feature a
modern infotainment system with a large touch-screen, a new
audio system and climate control.

On matters safety, the 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche will come
equipped with a number of safety features as standard. These
features will include traction control, parking sensors, lane
departure warning, anti theft alarm and blind spot monitoring.

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Engine Specs and Performance

The 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche will come with unchanged
drive-trains compared to the outgoing model. However, the unit
has been modified to deliver more power. The first drive-train
is a 5.3 L V8 Vortec engine which is capable of producing 355
hp, 35 horses better than the predecessor model. The engine is
expected to do a 0-60 mph run in only 6.9 seconds which is
impressive for a pickup of its size.

The higher trim variant comes fitted with a Vortec Max engine
which produces 366 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. The engines will
be paired with a 6-speed Hydra-Matic transmission system and
will be offered in both FWD and AWD. In terms of fuel economy,
the truck is rated at 15 mpg and 22 mpg for city and highway
drives respectively.

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Price and release date

Chevrolet is yet to release official details on the new 2016
Chevy Avalanche release date or price. However, we don’t expect
the price to vary much from the outgoing model. The vehicle
will likely be introduced in the first half of 2016 and will
have a starting MSRP price of around $ 35,000.

Competition

When it hits the market, the 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche will face
competition mainly from the new models of Ford F150 and Honda Ridgeline. Additionally, the Nissan Titan, Nissan Navara and Ram
1500 which are priced lower than the Avalanche will also
pose some rivalry.