Chevrolet’s sport utility truck has gotten much looking with age, as the company has done all they can to smooth over all of the ugly kinks in the Avalanche’s exterior and interior. The complete redesign in 2007 further defined the Avalanche with its all-new exterior.
The Avalanche can’t decide whether it wants to be a truck or an SUV, but the indecisiveness results in the vehicle having the pros of both. The eight foot bed with mid-gate allows for massive toting capabilities while the SUV-like interior makes just about everyone feel at home. Options such as a rear-view backup camera and ultrasonic parking aid round off the truck’s complete package.
The Chevrolet Avalanche is powered by a choice of three engines: a 5.3L V8 producing 310hp and 335 lb-ft of torque or 320hp and 340 lb-ft of torque, and a 6.0L V8 delivering 366hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Okay, so there are two things that I really love, besides my family and close friends, of course. Those two things are cars (obviously) and football. With my love of football comes my love of fantasy football, much to my wife’s chagrin.
Well, the folks over at Shopautoweek have taken both of my loves and put them together in the form of automotive fantasy football. They chose a lineup of cars to make up the offensive side of a football team.
The team consists of a full assortment of offensive linemen, which you actually don’t have in most fantasy football leagues: a quarterback, fullback, running back, tight end, and two wide receivers. They even went as far as putting out a scouring report listing why they selected each car for these respective positions.
We do disagree with some of their selections, but overall it is a good effort. So check out the full infographic after the jump and let us know in the comments section what cars you would put on your team. Full story
Chevrolet Avalanche history started back in 2001 and since then the company has sold a total of 580,000 units, while the model has received numerous major awards and recognitions. However, Chevrolet decided to take the model out while its still in its glory. And, as a thank you to all its customers, the company will be offering for the 2013 model year the special edition Black Diamond Avalanche.
For the 2013 model year all the LS models will get a rear camera, rear park assist, power adjustable pedals, fog lamps and remote start, while the LT models will add a standard rear camera. The Black Diamond Avalanches will further add body-colored bed surrounds, a unique badge on the sail panel.
After the equipment adjustments the car’s base price has been reduced by $2,500, so that now the 2WD Avalanche LS starts at $35,980, plus $995 dealer freight charge.
"Although Avalanche sales have tapered off in recent years, as crew cabs have grown to dominate Silverado sales, we know there are many Avalanche enthusiasts among Chevy customers," said Mark Clawson. "The Black Diamond Avalanche is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ and making it just a little more attractive to own one more Avalanche."
Chevy Avalanche is the industry’s most flexible utility vehicle, combining the passenger-comfort attributes of an SUV with the cargo capability of a truck. It is based on GM’s full-size SUV platform, which features segment-leading fuel economy and flex-fuel capability; a sharp, precise driving feel, interior refinement and notable quietness.
The all-new 2007 Chevy Avalanche is one of the industry’s most unique and capable SUVs, combining full-size utility interior room and truck-like cargo capability. GM engineers developed the Avalanche Z71 Plus to project the ultimate off-road image, equipping it with accessories that make the Z71 Plus a go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle.
The Chevy Avalanche was the first to combine the passenger-comfort attributes of an SUV with the cargo capability of a truck. The 2007 model is based on GM’s brand-new, full-size SUV platform, which features more power with improved, segment-leading fuel economy and flex-fuel capability on some models; a sharper, more precise driving feel; increased interior refinement and improved quietness; and world-class safety. From its SUV comfort and ingenious Midgate to its new family of flex-fuel-capable engines, Avalanche delivers a unique combination of cargo and passenger options. Full story
General Motors will introduce the all-new 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche, the latest rollout of its next-generation full-size truck family and the industry’s most flexible utility vehicle, at the Chicago Auto Show
GM also will make two major announcements: One will build on the "Live Green Go Yellow" campaign GM launched Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.; the second involves a technology enhancement at OnStar. OnStar will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the show.
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