General Motors plans to bring back a familiar nameplate. We are talking about the new 2021 Chevy Kodiak. This was a medium-duty truck back in the days and it was produced for three decades. First Kodiak has been produced in 1980. On the other hand, its last model happened in 2010. Reviving older nameplates is a trend nowadays and Chevrolet will follow the trend.
Kodiak is coming back, most likely as some sort of special edition. Moreover, Chevy could offer it as one of the special versions in Silverado’s heavy-duty lineup. So far, everything is just a rumor so we don’t actually know that much about new Kodiak. One thing is certain, we can expect a very capable truck with plenty of customization.
The all-new 2021 Chevy Kodiak will surely come back as a medium-duty truck. General Motors will once again opt for a very aggressive styling with plenty of equipment. Kodiak will ride on a modified company’s platform that underpins the current Silverado HD lineup. Tweaks on the architecture should provide more strength and better capability.
Of course, we are talking about hauling and generally, utility work. There are two possible outcomes for the Chevy Kodiak. The first one is to arrive as a model for itself and to become available in numerous trim levels. The second outcome is more likely and Kodiak will most likely go on sale as a special edition.
Amazing Interior Design
GM will offer new 2021 Chevy Kodiak in regular and crew cab configurations. The interior will look noway near last-gen Kodiak. Instead, Kodiak will look closer to the Silverado 1500 model. This comes as no surprise as most of Chevrolet’s pickups and trucks are based on this particular model. Of course, Kodiak will get its own design with unique lines and accents. But similar or the same design language is the most possible outcome for this medium-duty truck.
The interior will look very attractive for the segment where trucks are made to get the job done. Basically, Kodiak can be used in a regular city ride and not exclusively in heavy-duty jobs. The interior will look stylish and you can expect the same dashboard as in the Silverado pickup. Lastly, Kodiak will provide a long list of standard equipment and a high level of comfort.
Diesel Engine Specs
Thinks are pretty clear in the engine department. Developing a new engine is too expensive for GM or any other manufacturer. New 2021 Chevy Kodiak will rely on a 6.6-liter V8 Duramax engine. This turbodiesel powertrain is very capable and reliable. It is available in the Silverado pickup and it provides 350 horsepower.
Moreover, this engine can generate up to 700 lb-ft of torque. Some reports are predicting drastic improvements for the Duramax diesel engine. Fuel economy won’t be improved but more power is what we expect to happen. With so much torque, Kodiak will definitely deliver amazing performance. Unfortunately, a 6-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox option.
2021 Chevy Kodiak Price and Release Date
It is hard to determine the price of the new-gen 2021 Chevy Kodiak. General Motors will release more details closer to the release date. Speaking of which, Kodiak truck will most likely go on sale in the first quarter of 2021. A huge comeback is about to happen and we will release more info before its official debut.