2013 is the final year Chevrolet Avalanche

The final announcement has been given — this will be the last year of the Chevy Avalanche, according to a recent press release issued by General Motors. The 2013 model year will be the end of the line for one of the first comfort-prioritized pickup truck derivatives.

When introduced for the 2002 model year, nothing looked or acted like the Avalanche with its unique styling and segment-first midgate that broke through what was traditionally a solid wall between the bed and cab. Perhaps more important, its overall design changed the way truck buyers understood what kind of tradeoffs they had to accept. No longer did they have to view their pickup as a ride and comfort compromise.

This new concept of a well-equipped light-duty four-door pickup that could tow, haul and carry the family attracted enough interest to produce as many as 93,482 sales in 2003, its third full year of production. Recognizing the appeal, other truckmakers began developing light-duty crew cab pickups as well. Now, nearly 65 percent of all light-duty pickup sales are trucks with four full-size doors, and the unique look, clever bed storage and removable hardtop just added to its tremendous flexibility.

Through it all, the Avalanche retained a core of passionate fans who still appreciate its style, comfort and versatility. Two big highlights for the Avalanche include being named the 2002 Motor Trend Truck of the Year when first introduced and also the 2007 Truck of the Year by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (the same year it released the new second-generation Avalanche).

The vehicle was originally offered in both half-ton and 3/4-ton configurations, but when the second-generation model was designed, GM could no longer afford to allow the low-volume option. Today, it is available in LS, LT and LTZ models, with 2WD and 4WD, and has always used the Suburban platform as its underpinnings.

Storage compartments alongside the bed area provide a good amount of usable and lockable storage with drains that can weep moisture in case the box is filled with ice and used as a drink cooler.

As noted, the Avalanche is based on GM’s full-size Suburban/Yukon XL SUV platform, offering a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds (3,674 kg). It is powered by the Vortec 5.3L V-8 with cylinder-deactivating Active Fuel Management technology and a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic.

In honor of this bitter/sweet celebration, GM is offering the 2013 Black Diamond special edition. The package will offer body-colored bed surrounds, unique badging, extra features on LS and LT models, and a lower overall price across the lineup.

“More than 580,000 Avalanches have been sold since its introduction in late 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.”

For 2013, a backup 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 backup camera. Base prices are reduced $2,500 (after equipment adjustments) with the 2WD Avalanche LS, which now starts at $35,980 (excluding $995 for shipping)

“Although Avalanche sales have tapered off in recent years, as crew cabs have grown to dominate Silverado sales, we know there are many Avalanche enthusiasts among Chevy customers,” said Clawson “The Black Diamond Avalanche is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ and making it just a little more attractive to own one more Avalanche.”

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From:pickuptrucks.com Mark Williams

We love kids!! Why Williamson Uxbridge is a family business that walks the walk!

Williamson Uxbridge has been family owned and operated by the Williamson Family since 1947 and to this day that legacy continues. The latest addition to that legacy is Maddox, Jim and Tracey Williamson’s boy.

It is important to us that our smaller customers are just as comfortable as our full size customers at Williamson Uxbridge.

As a child we loved special places that are just ours, like forts and secret clubs and I know as a parent when someone makes my children feel special I feel it two-fold!

Kids Zone in our Sales department. No adults allowed!

We have created some great areas for Williamson‘s smaller and in most cases cuter customers to colour, play, watch movies and eat snacks.

Kids Zone in our Service lounge. Adults welcome to try too!

 

 

Our service lounge is a self-serve kitchen with a fridge full of complimentary cold beverages along side the coffee and tea in addition to bagels and all kinds of options for you to have a snack.

Enjoy a complimentary hot or cold beverage or snack in our service lounge

 

 

 

Mi casa su casa, our house is your house

We understand how valuable your time is and if you are considering changing vehicles or having service done you don’t have to worry, your whole family is welcome at Williamson Uxbridge.

We have a portable dvd player and movies for your kids(or you) to enjoy

 

 

 

help yourself !

 

 

 

Any kids you know like colouring? chocolate? Easter egg hunts? Great wolf lodge? Dora & Diego? If you answered yes to any of those you need to check out our colouring contest.

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