The comeback of the 2021 Chevrolet Avalanche depends on many things. The company currently has no room for this pickup, but there are some interesting ideas where the truck could fit. One of the solutions is to become the sporty model based on the unibody platform. The only such model in the US market is Honda Ridgeline, and it doesn’t achieve such great sales. The new Avalanche could also be downsized and become the compact pickup. In this case, GM will respond to Ford Courier, which is being tested for a while.
The company discontinued Avalanche truck in 2012 after a poor performance in the market. The same season was the last one for the Cadillac Escalade EXT. Now, the truck segment is recovering. More companies are taking part in the market and it leads to the expansion of lineups. Since GM has every most popular class covered, the new vehicles will join the squad. For the next season, it is the 2021 Chevrolet Avalanche.
“Our Electric Future Is Now”
Recently, General Motors announced a new slogan – Our electric future is now. The image they released with this motto shows the shape of the pickup truck. One of the rumors is that the new 2021 Chevrolet Avalanche could appear like the concept. In the future, this is going to be an all-electric truck, per source. We can hear the GM is going to electrify the SUV class and the first model will be Hummer. This nameplate also had an interesting concept in the past – Hummer pickup. But, we doubt the carmaker is going to deliver both units behind the popular nameplate.
Details about the electric truck are not available. We can assume that engineers have a task to make it go at least 300 miles per charge. But, this project is not entering production before 2022 or 2023.
2021 Chevrolet Avalanche vs Competition
The 2021 Chevrolet Avalanche is going to fight its way in the company’s lineup first. The new arrival will be in the shadow of Silverado and Colorado trucks. However, the company will try to make it easier against other companies. The position of the truck will decide which rivals will Avalanche face. If it becomes an electric truck, the only model available in the market is Tesla Cybertruck. But, there are more upcoming projects, and the most interesting are Rivian R1T, Bollinger B2, and Lordstown Motors Endurance.
On the other hand, the GM can stand up against the all-new vehicle by its archrival. Ford Courier is the compact pickup and like for all other segments, we will see the battle between two US companies. However, this market is not going to make as much profit as the full-size and HD segment. Finally, the 2021 Avalanche could take the unibody platform, making it a sportier truck. The only other pickup that doesn’t use a body-on-frame platform is Honda Ridgeline. Well, its sales are at the bottom of the mid-size class, so we see no reason why Chevrolet would test this market.