2013 Chevy Avalanche–The End is Here

Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by in Auto News

The last notice was given – this will be the last year of the Chevy Avalanche, according to a recent press release issued by General Motors. The 2013 model year will be the end of the line for one of the first comfort prioritized pickup derivatives.

When it was introduced after the 2002 model year, nothing looked like or acted like the Avalanche with its unique styling and segment-first midgate, which broke through what was traditionally a solid wall between the bed and cab. Perhaps more importantly, changed his whole style to understand the way of truck buyers, had to contend with the kind of compromises it. No longer did they pick as their performance and comfort to see compromise.

This new concept of a well-equipped light-duty four-door pickup truck, tow haul, could, and lead the family moved enough interest to produce as many as 93,482 sales in 2003, its third full year of production. Recognition of the appeal, other truck manufacturers began developing light-duty crew cab pickups as well. Now almost 65-percent of all light-duty pickup truck sales with four full size doors. And the unique look, clever storage base and removable hardtop just enormous flexibility.

Through it all, Avalanche kept a core of passionate fans. Still appreciate its style, comfort and versatility Two major highlights for the Avalanche include being named the 2002 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, when first introduced, and also the 2007 Truck of the Year by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (published in the same year the new second generation Avalanche).

The vehicle was initially offered in two half-ton and 3/4-ton configurations, but when the second-generation model was developed, GM could not afford to allow the low-volume option. Today it is in LS, LT and LTZ models, with 2WD and 4WD, and always has the Suburban platform used as a base.

Bins along the base a good amount of usable and lockable storage with drains moisture to cry, if the field is filled with ice and a beverage cooler.

As already mentioned, the Avalanche on GM full-size Suburban / Yukon XL SUV platform, a maximum towing capacity of 8100 pounds (3,674 kg) offers. It is powered by the Vortec 5.3L V-8 with Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation technology and a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic.

In honor of this bitter / sweet celebration GM will offer the 2013 Black Diamond special edition. The package offers body color bed surrounds, unique badging, extra features on LS and LT models, and a lower overall cost in the statement.

"More than 580,000 avalanches have been sold since its introduction in late 2001, and Avalanche Research has won major awards and recognitions during his run," said Mark Clawson, Avalanche Marketing Manager. "So it's only fitting that avalanche on a high note in his retirement."

For 2013, a rearview camera, rear parking aid is, power adjustable pedals, fog lamps and remote start can be added as standard equipment LS models, while LT models have added a standard rear-view camera. Base prices are $ 2,500 (according to equipment adjustments) reduced with the Avalanche LS 2WD, which now starts at $ 35,980 (excluding $ 995 for shipping).

"Although Avalanche sales have tapered in recent years, as the crew cabins grown to dominate sales Silverado, we know there are many enthusiasts for Chevy Avalanche customers," said Clawson, "The Black Diamond Avalanche is our way of saying" thank you "and so that there is only a little more attractive, have another avalanche. "

Of course, just like the Avalanche us (what supports are talking stockinged with the new Silverado platform soon) of the Suburban, including the Cadillac EXT is on the way out. Steadily declining sales of the Cadillac pickup has the obvious candidates for removal from the lineup. Do not expect the EXT last beyond the 2013 model year see it either.

It will be some time before linuep somewhere in the GM truck at his place? We think it's much more likely they are to invest more car-based fence sitting models with smaller, more fuel efficient engines, which may be more able to carry a heavy load. With Mark Reuss at the top (remember, he understands the Australian market very well), we advise trying Chevy can some creative solutions, such as the Avalanche was a creative solution to a decade ago. In the coming years

The Avalanche was at the 2000 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a concept introduced and has been described as uncompromising Chevy truck with a unique combination of configurable passenger and cargo space. Does anyone recognize the gentleman behind the passenger door? The Avalanche production has been positioned as the ultimate utility vehicle (UUV), when it went on sale in 2001 as 2002 models.


Avalanche was a special feature to protect and carry the Olympic flame during the torch relay before the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the relays are more than 13,500 miles and through 46 states on the way to the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony on 8 February 2002.


In 2006, Chevrolet a new Avalanche with a fully boxed frame and revised suspension refined ride and handling offer a new Z71 off-road package was introduced and also special off-road tires, unique grille and fascia, winds an integrated bumper and oversize tow hooks.


Chevrolet has teamed up with outdoor outfitter North Face and offered a special edition Avalanche in 2002, used to be a team of kayakers through the rugged terrain of the Himalayas transport to Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet, where it was successfully accomplished first descent of the most feared White water on the planet.