Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck service is no longer required, so GM decided to just kill it off. They are sending the car out with a special edition called the Black Diamond featuring unique styling details and equipments. Since its introduction in 2001, more than 580,000 units of Chevy Avalanche have been sold. It was one of the first pickups that showed this segment can be cool and trendy.
Black Diamond Avalanche models come with body-colored bed surrounds, a unique badge on the sail panel, additional features on LS and LT models, and lower prices across the lineup. The 2013 Avalanche on the whole features a rear camera, rear park assist, power adjustable pedals, fog lamps and remote start as standard. Despite that the base prices have been reduced $2,500.
That means a 2WD Avalanche LS now starts at $ 35,980.
The mighty Avalanche is powered by a Vortec 5.3L V-8 with cylinder-deactivating Active Fuel Management technology and a fuel-saving Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic. It is available in LS, LT and LTZ models, with 2WD and 4WD. The car is not the most versatile or functional in its segment, but it’s one of the coolest. Many bought it just for the way it looks. Although, you need to put some bigger wheels on it!
- The Avalanche was introduced at the 2000 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a concept and was described as a no- compromise Chevy Truck with a unique combination of configurable passenger and cargo space. The production Avalanche was positioned as an Ultimate Utility Vehicle (UUV) when it went on sale in 2001 as a 2002 model
- A special Avalanche was equipped to protect and transport the Olympic Flame during the Torch Relay prior to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City; the relay covered more than 13,500 miles and passed through 46 states on its way to the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 8, 2002
- In addition to receiving Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for 2002, the Avalanche received the Design and Engineering award from Popular Mechanics. Both recognized the vehicle’s revolutionary innovation
- Chevrolet teamed up with outdoor outfitter North Face and offered a special edition Avalanche in 2002 that was used to transport a team of kayakers through the rugged terrain of the Himalayas to the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet, where they successfully accomplished first descent of the most-feared whitewater on the planet
- In 2006, Chevrolet introduced an all-new Avalanche with a fully boxed frame and redesigned suspension to deliver more refined ride and handling; a new Z71 off-road package was introduced and front featured special off-road tires, unique grille and fascia, an integrated front bumper winch and oversize tow hooks
- A 2007 Avalanche was presented to the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP Michael Young of the Texas Rangers