The Chevy Avalanche was discontinued at the conclusion of the 2013 model year and has not been seen since, with General Motors electing to get rid of the nameplate when it switched over to the K2XX platform. While GM has no plans to revive the nameplate, a digital rendering artist on Instagram recently used his talents to try and envision what it would look like if the automaker produced a new Chevy Avalanche based on its current T1 truck platform.
This rendering is based around a photo of a 2021 Chevy Suburban High Country and as such, it utilizes the full-size SUV’s front fascia and has the same wheelbase. The artist traded the body color body components and chrome trim for utilitarian black plastic cladding, however, which is a nod to the original GMT805 platform Chevy Avalanche and its abundance of exterior plastic. The artist also redesigned the door handles for his fictional T1-platform Avalanche, trading the Suburban’s bulky handles for slimmer handles that appear to sit flush with the vehicle’s bodywork. Ultra-thin C-pillars compliment the flush door handles to give this rendering a sleek, modern look.
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GM Authority penned a long story in 2019 on the inception of the Chevy Avalanche and its demise. We encourage Chevy fans to check out that post and learn more about this vehicle program, but in short, a K2XX-based Chevy Avalanche didn’t make sense from a cost standpoint and many of GM’s top decision-makers felt as though a large subset of Avalanche owners could be transitioned to the Silverado anyway. This was also not long after the automaker’s bankruptcy and federal bailout, which left many GM execs apprehensive to take unnecessary risks with regard to product planning.
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