UP CAMP IN A CHEVY AVALANCHE
Source: GM Press Release
"Getting away from it all – without leaving it all behind." That’s perhaps
the best description of the all-new Chevrolet Avalanche Base Camp, a concept
which debuted at this year’s SEMA show. The Avalanche Base Camp takes
the spontaneous adaptability of the Avalanche production vehicle and moves
it up a couple of notches.
to the industry exclusive Midgate, the Chevrolet Avalanche is the only
vehicle that can transform from a 6 passenger sport utility vehicle to
a pickup truck with an 8 foot box at a moment’s notice," said Carl Hillenbrand,
Avalanche assistant brand manager, Product. "With the Base Camp, Avalanche
has one more trick up its sleeve. In essence, this vehicle becomes the
base camp—the central location for all activities."
Avalanche Base Camp, the fun begins long before you reach the great outdoors.
Passengers are entertained via a Rosen infotainment system that includes
a number of video screens: two mounted to the front-seat headrests for
second-row passengers, one mounted to the roof and another in the tailgate.
A DVD player and Bose sound system can help keep the dreaded "Are we there,
yet" questions away.
SPO-licensed seat massage units keep front-seat passengers refreshed,
and all passengers benefit from the seats with custom leather inserts.
Meanwhile, the Magellan GPS system ensures the ultimate destination is
reached effortlessly, and OnStar is just a push-button away, providing
guidance and assistance. Once at the destination, the uniqueness of Avalanche
Base Camp is truly demonstrated.
vehicles – even typical SUVs – get you from point A to point B. Avalanche
Base Camp can, in addition, become a home away from home," said Hillenbrand.
Camp includes all of the amenities to make an extended camping trip an
enjoyable experience. Perishable items are kept chilled in the 12 volt
DC-powered cooler/hot box – which conveniently plugs into a power outlet
in the rear quarter or in the trailer harness adapter. Cooking chores
are handled on the Coleman propane stove built into the tailgate fold
a worry-free nature-exploring experience are Coleman two-way radios and
a hand-held Magellan Navigation System, while The North Face back packs
offer comfort and convenience on those treks away from camp. Removable,
wireless speakers and a video screen mounted to the tailgate enhance the
entertainment experience and also make the Avalanche Base Camp an ideal
vehicle for tailgating parties at the big game.
3000-VR will accommodate each camper’s wireless phones, regardless of
make or model.. One docking station is in the front of the truck for driver
and passenger to use while en route to their destination, while the second
one is located at the back of the cargo box for easy access. The compact
Cellport 3000-VR features smart charging technology so that either phone
can be removed from its docking station and taken along on hikes away
from camp. An external antenna connection ensures connections even in
remote spaces. This is state-of-the-art, in-vehicle personal communications.
falls, Base Camp provides a Coleman air mattress and air pump. The North
Face sleeping bags create a personalized, cozy environment. A Coleman
heater also helps take the chill out of the nighttime air. Should the
weather turn inclement – or for additional privacy and comfort – Base
Camp also includes a tent over the truck bed.
production vehicle is an adaptable, clever Chevrolet truck that can do
anything, anytime, anywhere," said Hillenbrand. "The Avalanche Base Camp
is a conceptual extension of that premise. It comfortably and conveniently
transports its passengers and houses them at the camping site. It provides
unrivaled spontaneous adaptability and brings a little bit of the luxury
of home to any outdoor experience."
EXTERIOR Roof rack (GM Accessories)
Power winch (Warn)
Mirrors with signal indicators (Gentex)
Mudflaps (GM Accessories)
Luggage basket (GM Accessories)
Soft luggage carrier (GM Accessories)
Hood protector (GM Accessories)
Brush guard (GM Accessories)
Tubular side steps (GM Accessories)
Locking gas cap (GM Accessories)
TRIM AND SEATING Woodgrain instrument cluster applique package (GM Accessories)
Seats with custom leather inserts
Rear seat protector (GM Accessories)
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE Seat massage system for front seats (Relaxor)
Storage compartments for all features with netting (Polytech)
Hot/cold beverage console (GM Accessories)
ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION OnStar
Cellport 3000 universal hands-free systems (Cellport Systems)
Premium sound system (Bose)
DVD infotainment system with four video screens mounted to roof,
headrests and tailgate (GM Accessories/concept)
GPS in vehicle navigation system (Magnaworks/Magellan)
Hand-held navigation system (Magellan)
Integrated tent over truck bed (concept)
Propane stove, two-way radios, lantern, coffee maker, air mattress,
pump, heater and camp utensils (Coleman)
Sleeping bags, back packs, duffel bags (The North Face)
Food and beverage cooler/warmer (GM Accessories)
Trailer harness power adapter (GM Accessories)