Possibly the most versatile vehicle design to date, the Avalanche is based on Chevy’s full-size truck platform, yet it performs everything from six-passenger seating to enclosed 4×8 load hauling (with several configurations in-between). Called the Convert-a-Cab system, it features a combination folding midgate and removable rear window, along with folding rear seats and a three-piece cargo cover. When optimized for people moving, the Avalanche offers a roomy, rugged interior with premium, durable materials designed for active lifestyles.
Chevrolet worked with The North Face, a company that specializes in outerwear and sporting equipment, when it designed the interior. Specific features include integrated water bottle holders and dedicated connectors for North Face Summit packs. The active theme continues outside with lower body cladding, bed rails, a bed liner and a folding cargo cover made from a scratch-resistance composite material.
The Avalanche can be reconfigured by a single person, without any tools, in a matter of seconds. Transforming it from people to cargo mode increases bed length from 5’3″ to 8’1″. Removable items like the rear window and cargo cover may be stowed in on-board compartments, further increasing the vehicle’s spontaneous and active philosophy. Power, supplied by Chevy’s Vortec 5300 V8 engine, travels through a four-speed automatic to all four wheels.