Division of General Motors Company, Chevrolet, is removed its model Avalanche from the production line last year. Reason for such decision was unexpected low sales of this model in the last period. Decision about retirement was announced in 2012, due to the fact that at that time this model makes only 2 percent revenues of producers.
By comparison, in 2001, when this model has been released at the first time, on the US auto market Avalanche was sold in almost 53,000 units, in 2003 notices record with 93,490 units, while in 2011 was sold in a little more than 20,000. This was a sign that the model will be retired and Chevrolet devotes more time to other models of this brand. At the same time, one more model from GM has also ended production for the same reason. It was Cadillac Escalade EXT.
2016 Chevrolet Avalanche: Review
The question is when and in what form will return this model on the market, given that this segment lately too advanced. This model is in the range of other models in characteristics, such as Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet’s models Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado, or GMC’s versions (Yukon, Yukon XL and Sierra). 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche could be surprise in the next period, built on the same platform as already mentioned models. This model was pioneer when it comes to comfort in pickup trucks. Two produced generation of this 4-door SUV that can accommodate up to five or six passengers was sourced from Cadillac Escalade and after from Suburban model. Probably, new version will be released completely redesigned, as it was case with Chevrolet Silverado which was right move.
2016 Chevrolet Avalanche: Specs
2016 Chevrolet Avalanche will be offered as its retired predecessor, in the same trim levels. It was LS, LT, LTZ, as well as Black Diamond edition package, which has presented the last try to improve sales this retired model. New model should keep the same dimensions as the last produced model from the second generation. 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche should be length of 221.3 inches, with width of 79.1 inches and height of 76.6 inches.
2016 Chevrolet Avalanche: Engine
Back in 2013, model was characterized line-up of engines with four gasoline units. 2016 Chevrolet Avalanche might be run by the same 5.3-litre V8 Vortec’s engine. This engine has been characterized output of 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque. Now, this version of Vortec has increased power, which is 355 hp, with much better parameters, when it comes to the fuel consumption. The second option will be 6.0L VortecMAX V8 engine, with 366 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Both modes (2WD and AWD) will be surely in offer, and engine will be paired to the same Hydra-Matic transmission with 6 gears.
2016 Chevrolet Avalanche: Price and Release
There are no data for release date that is linked to the production of new models, as well as for the potential estimated price. All this is just analysis related to the model which could make a comeback on the auto market, very soon. This model would certainly be competitive to the today’s versions of the model such as Honda Ridgeline, then Nissan Titan, RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 Super Cab.