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#73 of 2035 Rehash of the Avalanche offering
Oct 10, 2000 (4:07 pm)
Chevroletís new four-door sport-utility/pickup debuts at the beginning of 2001 calendar year as a 2002 model. The truckís base engine is the 5.3-liter Vortec V-8.
The cargo box is 5 feet 3 inches long. But open a door on the back of the cab, and the cargo area stretches into the passenger compartment and provides an 8-foot-1-inch cargo area.
The Avalanche sets the styling cues for Chevroletís future truck line.
GM will offer a Cadillac model based on the Avalanche but no GMC version.
For the 2003 model year, the Avalancheís standard V-8 engine will be modified to handle blends of ethanol and gasoline of up to 85 percent ethanol, a year after the Tahoe and Suburban receive the same modified engine.
#75 of 2035 Advertising
Oct 16, 2000 (2:21 pm)
I picked up a magazine in a waiting area this morning (mag called "Outside"?) and a large foldout of the Avalanche was very evident. Has anyone run into a dealer that knows of its existence or possible ordering timeframe?
#77 of 2035 Wieck.com
Oct 26, 2000 (12:45 am)
There are some new Avalanche Concept pictures on www.wieck.com
#78 of 2035 Just when I thought I was used to the look of the Ava.
Oct 26, 2000 (1:28 pm)
And then come these pics. Is it the accessories or the putrid colors? It looks more like an overstuffed Frontier in this configuration. Chevy can lose the brush guard that neatly angles around the bowtie, because the only place this thing is going will be to tailgate weekends where the colors match someone's alma mater. The elk would be puking if they met this in the Rockies!
#79 of 2035 Drunk...
Oct 26, 2000 (3:14 pm)
The blue suits who came up with this one must have gone camping together one weekend and got a little too heavy into the booze and geef - and then said "hey, what if we did this..."
I agree, its not easy to look at. You would think that there would be no way they could ever let this one get thru, but then they produced the Aztec, so go figure...
#80 of 2035 If the Base Camp makes it into production,
Oct 26, 2000 (6:00 pm)
they might keep the entry level models more mundane looking. The Aztec is a good comparison to this concept. GM has recently revised expectations on production for that cube (do I need say lower?). It sure has been quiet as to the release of the production models of the Avalanche.
#81 of 2035 Rear Window?
Oct 27, 2000 (2:40 pm)
Maybe they are still trying to get that rear window working right (without leaks), and are keeping quiet on the release until they know everything works properly.
#82 of 2035 That goes against GM's Rules of
Oct 27, 2000 (3:31 pm)
Acquisition #13....allow current and future owners to determine operational efficiency of vehicle components.