Another name is getting resurrected, this time around it is the 2023 Chevy Avalanche. According to reports, Chevy has already made great strides to make this happen. Apparently, they have entered the production planning stage with this project of theirs. The plan is to make this famous pickup with the style of a modern truck. This shouldn’t be too big of a problem for a company of that caliber. After all, many others have already done it. We have a lot of old names making a comeback. Ford Bronco, Ford Maverick perhaps even El Camino might hit the road again, as well as the Subaru Baja.
Avalanche has been discontinued for quite a while. But during its time, it was a top seller and had amazing features that it was loved for. The interior might need a do-over. Probably from the scratch, which allows for newer technology to jump in. On the outside simply making it contemporary and giving it a modern architecture and platform should do the trick. Keeping the old look would be beneficial for Chevy. They could play on the nostalgia card with a lot of people. Powertrain is a blank sheet, they could try anything new as the old powertrain is obsolete now. Perhaps even some electrification is in order. Let us see what is all the information we have on the upcoming Avalanche rebirth.
2023 Chevy Avalanche Interior Changes
On the inside, we can forget about how the Avalanche used to look. The new 2023 Chevy Avalanche will have a brand new modern look that a lot of people are going to fall for. Seating will be improved, comfort is the main issue with trucks as they tend to be used for prolonged periods of time. So better lumbar support along with more cushioning should do the trick. They will most likely be heated and ventilated. A single infotainment system in the middle of the instrument panel is more than enough. Hopefully no less than 12 inches.
This allows the back row of passengers to join in on the fun. Previous Avalanche had an interesting feature. It was called Midgate, what it was basically was the extension of the cargo bed. By folding the back row and opening a door in the back of the cabin you could give yourself some extra space for hauling cargo. This was an amazing feature never seen before. It will be interesting to see whether Chevy utilizes this strategy once again.
2023 Chevy Avalanche Exterior Redesign
On the outside, we hope that the 2023 Chevy Avalanche keeps at least some of its old appearance. We suppose that it will have 20-inch lightweight rims. These will shave off some of the unnecessary weight. Improving power to weight ratio by doing that. The cargo bed is standard 5.5 feet with a midgate feature; it can be longer. The front fascia is unknown at this point. If it comes as an all-electric truck, there won’t be one. And you will have extra cargo space under the hood. Expect a unified LED bar atop the front fascia with the best LED technology available. Bumpers are colored differently and protrude a bit. We don’t know whether there will be a winch feature available. Ride height is hopefully above 8 inches.
Engine and Specs
We don’t know much about the exact powertrain specs for the 2023 Chevy Avalanche. This comes as no surprise as Chevy likes to keep a lot under a veil of mystery until the last moment. There are some possible solutions, in their backyard so say. We have a 5.3-liter V8 engine. This engine would move a tank if it had to. It has 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. There is an option for an even bigger V8, it is the 6.2 liter with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engines would come with an automatic transmission with 9 gears. No official statement has been made yet about hybrid or electric variants, but we suspect it is in the works.
A hybrid powertrain would benefit a lot from a smaller electric motor. It can run solely for more than 40 miles and it has the ability to recharge itself. It would also boost torque, horsepower and fuel economy. The latest would be the most important one, with the rising gas prices and all. A fully electric Avalanche makes even more sense. It could use a setup with several motors, something like Tesla Cybertruck does. That truck achieves more than 600 horsepower with just a battery pack. A big one at that, but no gas used.
Chevy could utilize Ultium technology. The battery pack should be larger than 150kWh preferably around 200. This puts its range above 300 miles which is the bare minimum for a truck this size. Also, it should have a fast charging feature. This gives it the ability to go 100 miles on just 10 minutes of charging. Peer-to-peer charging allows it to get power from another vehicle of the same size. This would future proof the truck as most companies vowed to have electric vehicles only by 2030.
As no official test has been conducted yet we can’t say for sure. We can expect something in the range of 35 mpg combined. This is on par with other trucks in its class and anything less than this would put it at a disadvantage. This is another reason to introduce a hybrid powertrain.
When Will 2023 Chevy Avalanche Be Available?
Starting price for this lovely 2023 Chevy Avalanche would be around $30000. This is of course for the basic trim and any more amenities that the bare minimum would increase the price rapidly. Also expect to see the Avalanche on the road in the first half of 2023.