Just read this, thought Av fans might be interested. Seems kind of avalanche like
Chevy faces off against the F-150 Lightning, and the RST will offer 664 horsepower and a 10,000-pound towing capacity.
... Not road trip friendly.
That's interesting, because if you blindly wrote down the features of a Silverado and an Avalanche, this thing would be more Avalanche than Silverado."We had a lot of satisfied customers with Avalanche," said Ryan Vaughan, Chevrolet design director for the Silverado EV. "Having said that, this is not the new Avalanche."
Lack of the Avalanche name I'm sure is due to name recognition. More people are familiar with or have owned Silverados.
Seeing the midgate work, it is exactly like the Avalanche but with the 60/40 split that many of us were hoping for. Call it what you want GM, we really know what it is, AvalanchE with the E in blue would look great on the side.
GM is debuting the RST First Edition with an MSRP of $105,000.
But I suspect any that come with a mid-gate will be in the upper echelon vs. the entry level. I would love a simple 4x4, with the midgate without all the other electronic gadgets and gizmos that will probably be required to step up to the midgate. Basically, give me midgate, four or all wheel drive and power. Keep all the technoweenie stuff off my truck 'cause that's the stuff that will go wrong with it anyway.The WT and regular RST will be far more affordable at $39,900 when they arrive in summer 2024 but, depending on options, prospective buyers might still expect to pay "MSRPs around $50,000, $60,000, $70,000, $80,000 and more, allowing them to choose the truck that meets their capability and pricing needs," according to GM.