General Motors Co. plans to bury the Chevrolet Avalanche.
The automaker said the 2013 model year will be the last for the truck, which features unique styling that incorporates a mid-size truck bed and interior seating for five. It was meant to be a light-duty pickup truck that could tow, haul and still transport a family.
"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.
The vehicle helped popularize crew cab trucks.
But Avalanche sales have tapered off in recent years, Clawson said. Sales peaked at more than 93,000 in 2003 but fell to just 20,000 last year.