Chevrolet Announces Prices For Innovative Avalanche
Source: General Motors

DETROIT, MI - Chevrolet announced that its all-new 2002 Avalanche, the only vehicle on the planet that can transform from a six-passenger sport utility vehicle to a full-size pickup, will have a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) beginning at $30,965, including destination charge.

Avalanche will be available at the end of May with initial allocation going to California, Florida and Texas. Nationwide availability begins in July 2001.

"With Avalanche the customer gets two vehicles for the price of one," said Ed Schoener, Avalanche brand manager. "Avalanche can be configured as either a six-passenger SUV or as a three-passenger full-size pickup truck with an eight-foot protected cargo box – by one person, without tools and in seconds."

Avalanche's unique attributes include:

Midgate - Avalanche personifies spontaneous adaptability with Chevrolet's revolutionary Convert-a-Cab System and industry-exclusive Midgate. When the rear passenger seat is folded, the Midgate can be lowered to allow longer and larger cargo. Folding down the Midgate allows the 5'3" standard bed length to convert to a full 8'1", long enough to carry 4' x 8'; sheets of plywood.

  • Three-piece rigid cargo cover - Interlocking panels can be used to cover and protect the cargo box and its contents from the elements.
  • Removable rear window - The rear window can be removed and stored in the Midgate, providing the capability to carry larger items such as a personal watercraft- with the tailgate closed.
  • Lockable Top-Box Storage - Two Top-Box Storage compartments on either side of the cargo box provide a combined 3.5 cubic feet of weather resistant, lockable storage space.
  • PRO-TEC composite - The Avalanche Midgate and tailgate are made of GM's new PRO-TEC composite materials. The composite material is exceptionally durable, and will resist dings.

Built on Chevrolet's full-size Suburban sport utility vehicle platform, Avalanche continues the heritage that has made Chevy Trucks the most dependable, longest-lasting trucks on the market. Combining the power of the Vortec 5300 V8 engine that produces 285 peak horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque, and a three-section frame with hydroformed front and rear rails, Avalanche offers uncompromising power and toughness.

2002 Avalanche pricing:

  2WD 4WD
Standard Equipped $30,965 $33,965
Fully Equipped $35,409 $38,409
(Includes destination charge of $720)    

Standard equipment:

Air Bags - Driver and front passenger; Dual side, front seating positions

Air conditioning with HVAC filter - (Includes rear air conditioning vents with Bucket Seat option)

Brakes - Four-wheel disc anti-lock braking system (ABS) with dynamic rear proportioning (DRP)

Bumper - Rear, step bumper, Light Charcoal with side assist steps

Cargo cover - Three-piece rigid composite, stowable onboard

Cladding - Light Charcoal, body-side, front and rear fascia

Convert-a-Cab System - Includes Midgate, removable rear window, cargo cover and lockable tailgate

Console - Overhead storage for eyeglasses and garage door opener. Map lights and map light switches; Floor storage between front seats including cupholders (bucket seat option only)

Cruise control - With telltale in instrument panel cluster

Cupholders - Dual front and rear

Daytime Running Lamps

Defogger - Rear window electric

Door Guard beams - Side door guard beams

Door locks - Programmable power with Key Ignition Lockout Prevention

Driver Message Center - Monitors 17 vehicle functions. Telltale warning messages include Battery, Change Engine Oil, Check Coolant Temp, Check Engine Oil Level, Check Engine Oil Pressure, Engine Overheated, Low Coolant, Low Fuel, Low Washer Fluid, Reduced Engine Power, Cargo Light On, Security, Service 4WD, Service Throttle Soon, Trans Fluid Hot, Trans Hot…Idle Engine, Service Traction System

Engine - Vortec 5300 V8 SFI

Fog Lamps - Halogen

Headlamps - Dual composite halogen

Instrumentation - Includes analog speedometer, tachometer, odometer with trip odometer, voltmeter, oil pressure, engine hour meter and engine temperature

Keyless entry - Includes 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm

Lighting - Includes dome with LH and RH door switch, delayed entry feature, ashtray, glove box, under hood and cargo lamps, door handle-activated illuminated entry with ground illumination and map lights in front and 2nd row seat positions

Midgate - Separates the cab from the cargo box.

Mirrors, Inside - Light-sensitive inside rearview with 8-point compass and outside temperature indicator

Mirrors, Outside - Foldaway outside rearview, electric, heated, body-colored with ground illumination lamps

Safety belts - Outboard lap and shoulder, inboard lap, with all belts to seat in front row

Seats - Front, reclining 40/20/40 split-bench with Custom Cloth, power driver side, dual adjustable head restraints, manual lumbar, fold-down center armrest with storage and back of seat map pockets, Rear, 60/40 split-folding bench seat with outboard head restraints

Security - PASSLock II content theft-deterrent system

Sound System - AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-scan, auto-tone control, speed-sensitive volume, electronic tuning, six speakers and TheftLock

Steering - Power (EVO variable assist on 4WD models)

Steering column - Tilt-Wheel adjustable

Steering Wheel - Leather-wrapped

Storage - Integrated top-box with locks and lights

Tires - P265/70R16, blackwall

Trailering Package - Includes trailer hitch platform, 7-pin wiring connector and trailer brake prewire harness

Transmission - Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic with overdrive and tow/haul modes

Wheels - 16-inch aluminum with 16-inch steel spare

Windows - Power with backlit switches, driver express-down and lockout features: tinted Solar-Ray on all windows and deep tint on 2nd row windows

Windshield wipers - Intermittent with pulse washers