Chevy Silverado 1500 Delivers Improved Capability and Trailering Safety

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Woburn MA High Country
The Silverado 1500 is receiving several trailering upgrades for 2021

For the 2021 model year, Chevy has tweaked the capability and trailering systems on the Silverado 1500 to make towing simpler and safer. In fact, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts an assortment of new towing and hauling improvements that deserves some praise.

Power Boost

Several Silverado engines experience a power boost for the 2021 model year. The 2.7-liter turbo engine can now tow up to 9,600 pounds when the regular cab/long box variant is properly equipped. Additionally, the 3.0-liter Duramax® turbodiesel engine has a new towing capacity of 9,500 pounds.

Advanced Technology

An advanced cargo bed zoom view and bed hitch guidance makes it easier for truck drivers to hitch gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailers. Furthermore, a new Jack-Knife Alert features notifies you when the trailer is at risk of a jack-knife scenario, so you have time to avert this dangerous situation. This new feature is a blessing whether you tow trailers frequently or just occasionally.  

Learn more about the incredible towing capabilities and safety systems of the latest Chevrolet Silverado model when you call us here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn. Or better yet, stop by to experience the 2021 Silverado 1500’s updates in person. You’re sure to fall in love with this new-and-improved Chevy truck.

Exciting Updates Planned for the 2022 Chevrolet Trucks & SUV

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Chevrolet trucks never stop improving. While big updates were originally slated for the 2021 model year, some of these have been delayed to 2022 in light of the global pandemic. However, we do know some of the exciting updates the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado will boast.

Impressive Innovations

For one thing, Chevy recently revealed that the Silverado would receive the innovative Multi-Flex Tailgate. In addition, the 2022 models will follow in the footsteps of the recently revamped 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, as GM Authority confirms. These updated SUVs boast tablet-like touch screen interfaces, digital instrument displays, plenty of refined, high-quality materials throughout the cabin.

Family-Friendly Technology

On top of that, the Suburban and Tahoe gained the GM-exclusive 15-inch Head-Up Display, which makes it easy to see your speed and navigation instructions without taking your eyes off the road. These SUVs also gained family-friendly tech options, like a rear-seat entertainment system with 12.6-inch dual-screen displays — perfect for keeping the kids busy on a long road trip.

 

The Silverado HD models are also slated to receive major updates. Following the typical update cycle, these enhancements should arrive for the 2023 model year. In the meantime, check out the latest Chevrolet Silverado models here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.

IIHS Says the Chevrolet Equinox is a Safe Choice for Teens

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Now, you have one more reason to encourage the teen in your life to lease or buy a Chevrolet Equinox. (Besides its superb highway efficiency rating of 31 mpg and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pound, of course.) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently named the Chevrolet Equinox a top choice for teen drivers on the 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens List.

IIHS Test Standards

To earn a spot on the list, vehicles must receive an “acceptable” or “good” rating in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. They must also achieve “good” ratings in the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraint tests.

Safety Beyond Measure

In addition, the Equinox needed at least four stars from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the side and front tests, and a four-star overall score. Consumer Reports also needed to award the vehicle 3 out of 5 for emergency handling capability. The Equinox not only met but surpassed these requirements.

Teen Driver Technology

The 2020 Equinox was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick after demonstrating its crashworthiness in these tests. Another strength of this protective model is that it comes with Chevy’s exclusive Teen Driver technology. It lets you customize settings for your teenage driver and monitors his or her performance, so you can examine their virtual report cards to know where they could use extra coaching during their driving lessons.

 

Pay homage to the Chevy Equinox model’s recent performance on the IIHS ranking when you and your teen test-drive one here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.

Chevrolet Adds Corvette-Themed Decorations to Animal Crossing Game

Corvette Animal Crossing Gear

Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch is one of the best-selling video games in 2020. Chevrolet decided to join the sensation, adding numerous Corvette-themed decorations to the game.

 

Chevy released a number of items with which Animal Crossing players can decorate their in-game home. A checkerboard floor design makes you feel like you’re about to race around the tack in your Corvette. C8 Corvette posters can go up on your wall and the Corvette crossed flags logo can be on the wall with it, on the floor, or on your in-game character’s shirt.

 

Chevy expressed its excitement about the new Corvette-focused gear via Twitter. “Rev up your #AnimalCrossing world with the ultimate 2020 #Corvette haven, complete with enough posters, gear, and designs to excite even the most storied fans.”

 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the latest installment in the popular series of Animal Crossing video games. In the open-ended, free-roam, life-simulation game, your character lives in a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. You are encouraged to complete various tasks in the village to earn money, with which you can buy gear such as the Chevy Corvette decorations.

 

Go to Chevy’s Pinterest page to download the Corvette accessories for your Animal Crossing: New Horizons home and character. And make sure to keep reading our blog to stay up to date on more exciting news from Chevrolet.

Check Out the Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy Video Series

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV | Woburn, MA

Are you the proud owner of a Chevrolet Bolt EV or considering purchasing or leasing a Bolt from Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn? You’ve now got a great resource at your disposal with the launch of the Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy, a 15-video series that goes over how you can get more out of your zero-emissions ride.

The Bolt EV Academy is a one-stop destination for topics like how to charge your ride for a road trip, how to install your own home charging station, and the differences between types of charging speeds. It also goes over key info about the vehicle itself, including how to personalize your safety tech, how to use the myChevrolet Mobile App and its Energy Assist function, and how to read your driver information center and display screens.

This is just another reason to make the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt your next new vehicle purchase. With an affordable starting price, which only gets lower with potential Massachusetts EV incentives, the Bolt is the first truly affordable electric vehicle for the people.

If you’re still on the fence because of range anxiety, fret not: The Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range, which is more than enough for your local commuting and your weekend trips throughout New England. Plus, you’ll be able to find where your nearest charging station is so that you can fill up and get back on the road quicker and easier.

On top of all that, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a convenient choice for families thanks to its ample space and connectivity features. Check out the Bolt EV Academy video series to see how easy going green can be. When you’re ready to make the leap, browse our selection of Bolt EVs and give us a call at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.

*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

Bolt EV Makes List of Longest-Range Electric Cars

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an all-electric vehicle, driving range is an important factor to consider before selecting a model. That’s why Kelley Blue Book created a list of the 10 Longest-Range Electric Cars of 2020, which includes the peppy Chevrolet Bolt EV.

With an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles on a full charge, the Kelley Blue Book editors were blown away by the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV.* On top of its impressive range, the electric car also has a versatile design, a quiet and relaxing interior, and a compact size that’s ideal for tight city streets. As such, the car is well-equipped to keep you comfortable on commutes between Woburn and Boston, Massachusetts.

If you’re worried that the eco-friendly nature of the Bolt EV means that it lacks a spirited performance, fear not. The electric car still reaches 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. To help keep you and your family safe while you drive, the car is also available with Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking and Forward Collision Alert.

If you want to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV, be sure to contact us at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn to learn about the models we have available in our inventory.

* EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

Chevrolet Malibu and Impala Named to Roomiest Sedans in 2020 List

2020 Chevrolet Malibu

The interiors of the Chevrolet Malibu and Impala have plenty of room for you and your family as well as your gear. As such, each car recently earned a spot on the U.S News & World Report’s list of the 15 Roomiest Sedans in 2020.

According to the publication, many drivers opt for crossovers and SUVs because they provide lots of cargo and passenger space. However, sedans have many perks, including better fuel economy and handling. Furthermore, if you know where to look, you can find sedans with more than a sufficient amount of room as well.

U.S. News & World Report considers the Chevrolet Malibu and Impala to both be spacious options in their respective segments. The midsize Malibu has an affordable starting price and an array of connective technologies to keep you entertained on your commutes. Whether you’re in the front row or the rear row, you can be comfortable during the ride and have plenty of legroom.

The full-size Impala comes with a spacious trunk to hold your necessities. Plus, the car has strong crash test results and a powerful V6 engine that can handle each drive. It also features an 8-inch touch screen, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu and Impala have a lot to offer in addition to their roomy interiors. Learn more about each sedan when you give us a call at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Best Off-Roading Destinations to Take Your Chevrolet Truck

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Loop Trail
F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Loop Trail by Nicholas Isaac

If you’re looking to go on an outdoor adventure this year, consider taking your Chevrolet truck off the beaten path. Check out one of these off-roading destinations near Woburn, Massachusetts, for a fun day trip.

Cape Cod National Seashore

The Cape Cod National Seashore is a popular vacation destination for good reason. It features beautiful beaches and lighthouses that are worth viewing in person. In addition to relaxing on the sand, you can also drive along stretches of unspoiled beaches to take in the sights while having fun in your truck. The Off-Road Corridor runs between Race Point Lighthouse and Head of the Meadow Beach, so there is a lot for you to explore.

Rock via Old Pine Nook Road

Rock via Old Pine Nook Road near Deerfield is a 1.3-mile out and back trail. As you drive the trail, you can look for wildlife, including different bird species. There are also fantastic views to enjoy as you make your way through the forest. The trail is moderately difficult and can be steep in certain areas, so it’s a good idea to have some off-roading experience before hitting this trail.

We at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn hope you get the chance to take your Chevrolet truck off-roading this year. If you’re looking for a new truck for your off-roading adventures, we offer great models to choose from.

Best Road Trip Destinations near Boston

Boston, MA

With the end of winter finally in sight, it’s time to celebrate. And what better way to ring in the spring than by hopping behind the wheel, rolling the windows down, and hitting the road? Here are some of the best road trip destinations near Boston.

Providence, Rhode Island

For a change of scenery, make the quick drive over to Providence. Explore Little Italy, meander around the scenic campus of the world-famous Brown University, and hand-feed a giraffe at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. You can even take a moonlit ride in a Venetian gondola.

Rockport, Massachusetts

If you want to sample some unique small-town charm without driving for hours on end, look no further than Rockport. Hike along the coast at Halibut Point, chill on the pier, and indulge in some award-winning seafood dishes at My Place by the Sea.

Portland, Maine

The two-hour drive is a bit on the long side, but Portland is worth the extra effort. You can walk around the stunning city, soak in the atmosphere of the pier, get out on the water in a rented boat, and sample some local craft breweries. And, of course, treat yourself to at least one legendary lobster roll.

If you need a new vehicle — or service for your current ride — before you hit the road, pay us a visit at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.

2020 Chevy Equinox: One of Consumer Reports’ Top 5 Quietest Compact SUVs

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Woburn, MA

A quiet interior cabin makes for calm driving, easy conversation, and peaceful time to yourself. Chevrolet understands the importance of building cars you want to spend your time in. Their commitment was validated when Consumer Reports named the 2020 Chevy Equinox as one of the 5 Quietest Compact SUVs.

Advanced Technology

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is a compact crossover SUV which you should look for if you want to keep outside noises out. Upon naming the Equinox as one of 5 Quietest Compact SUVs, Consumer Reports said the vehicle has a “subdued engine hum, and there’s little road and wind noise. We found that the ride absorbed bumps and pavement imperfections quite well.”

The 2020 Equinox is equipped with Active Noise Cancellation technology, which works to block out engine noise and sounds from the road so you can pay full attention to conversation, music, and the road ahead.

Comfort For Everyone

A quiet and peaceful cabin doesn’t mean much if its passengers aren’t comfortable. Consumer Reports also described the 2020 Equinox as “one of the roomiest compact SUVs available.” The Equinox seats five and an eight-way power driver seat offers configurable support while heated driver and front passenger seats keep you warm in the quiet Chevy SUV.

 

Experience the noise-muting ride quality of the 2020 Equinox when you take one for a whirl here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.