ICOTY Awards - Pick-Up Truck
Athletic - Chevy
is the goal for the 21st Century. Whether it's for work,
business, or your personal life, being versatile and flexible
is going to help make life easier. And speaking of making
life easier, the new Chevy Avalanche is designed to do
just that. Need to haul something long? Want to let the
wind blow through your hair as you cruise down the highway?
How about doing both at the same time? All this and more
is easy to achieve with the Avalanche. The creative Convert-a-Cab
system with the Midgate that folds completely or partially,
depending on need, is unique to the pickup market, and
an idea that is much loved by Avalanche owners.
it comes to being athletic, the Avalanche is a gold medalist.
Two powerful engines: a 5.3-liter V-8 and a 8.0-liter
workhorse V-8 provide enough power and torque to push,
pull or carry anything from boats to goats. Small touches
add bonus points all over the truck, from the extra storage
inside the bed rails to composite materials on the Midgate
and tailgate for durability, to standard anti-lock brakes
for safety. The Avalanche comes in a variety of flavors,
from the tasty 1500 to the beefier 2500 to the North Face
Edition, designed to please outdoor enthusiasts with special
trim and a Sage Green exterior. Although the other trucks
in the competition, the Cadillac EXT and GMC
SIerra Denali, are worthy competitors, no one does
a truck better than Chevrolet, and no one does a truck
quite like the Avalanche.