Introduced eleven years ago, the Chevy Avalanche reshaped the light-duty truck segment. In 2001, its unique body design that combined elements of an upscale SUV and a full-size truck virtually blew up the industry. It was able to haul, tow and carry the entire family, while the industry-first midgate allowed for even more storage space. As a result, today around 65% of all light-duty trucks feature the flexible crew cab design brought to us by the Avalanche. The sad news is that despite being a tremendous success, the Chevy Avalanche faced a huge sales drop. Which is why, after the 2013 model year, the truck will retire.
To honor the final run of the Avalanche, Chevrolet released the very last special edition the 2013 Black Diamond Avalanche. According to GM, the Black Diamond is their very special way to say 'Thanks you' to all the customers who have been devoted to the truck all these years. The truck will come with body-color exterior components and adorned with special the Black Diamond exterior badge. The Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist, rear cameras, power adjustable pedals, as well as remote start and fog lamps will come standard. In addition, all buyers will get a customized leather-bound book recounting the history of the truck.
The company is also cutting the base price of the truck by $2,500. Thus, the 2WD Chevy Avalanche LS will have the base price of $35,980, plus a dealer freight charge.