Chevrolet Avalanche celebrates final year of production with special Black Diamond edition

General Motors announced today that the Chevrolet Avalanche will be ending production this year – but before that happens there will be a special edition send-off model known as the 2013 Black Diamond Avalanche.

“More than 580,000 Avalanches have been sold since its introduction in 2001, and Avalanche has won major awards and recognitions throughout its run,” said Mark Clawson, Avalanche marketing manager.  “So it is only fitting that Avalanche retires on a high note.”

We highly doubt the reason it’s being killed is because it was so amazing. Sales of the Chevrolet Avalanche peaked in 2003 with 93,482 units, but were only 20,088 for 2011.

The Chevrolet Black Diamond Avalanche special-edition features body-colored bed surrounds, a unique badge on the sail panel, additional features on LS and LT models, and lower prices across the lineup.

For the 2013 model year, a rear camera, rear park assist, power adjustable pedals, fog lamps and remote start will be added as standard equipment on LS models, while LT models have added a standard rear camera.  Base pricing has been reduced $2,500 (after equipment adjustments) with the 2WD Avalanche LS now starting at $ 35,980.


– By: Omar Rana