2020 Chevy Equinox Awarded Top Safety Pick by IIHS

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | IIHS Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the new 2020 Chevrolet Equinox has been named a Top Safety Pick. Here are some highlights about the Equinox model’s latest accolade.  

Top Safety Pick Criteria: In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, the vehicle in question is thoroughly tested to ensure it is crashworthy. The Equinox rated well when assessed by the organization’s roof strength, head restraint, and overlap tests.

Crash Prevention: The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with crash prevention features intended to mitigate or avoid altogether the effects of a crash with another vehicle. The IIHS tested the Equinox’s crash prevention feature and found that the SUV was able to completely stop a crash when traveling at 12 mph, and was able to slow the vehicle from 25 to 3 mph at a higher-speed test. The Equinox’s pedestrian crash avoidance feature also received high marks, though it did not contribute to the award.

High Beam Assist: For a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick, it must have at least an “acceptable” ranking for its headlights. The Equinox’s standard high-beam assist feature on its HID projection headlamps helped it meet the criteria.

We commend Chevy for securing this lauded award for the 2020 Equinox. Experience the Top Safety Pick-winning Equinox for yourself when you test-drive one here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn. You’re bound to fall in love with this safe, eco-friendly, contemporary family-hauler.

The 2020 Stingray Gets a Hardtop Option for 2020

2020 Chevrolet Stingray

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gets a hardtop option for the first time in the model’s history. Set to go on sale in the second quarter of 2020, the Stingray hardtop convertible comprises two pieces that are powered by six electric motors, letting it fully retract in just 16 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.

The hardtop improves the Stingray’s performance and security when the top is up, thanks to its hard shell with improved aerodynamics. Chevy has designed the Stingray hardtop convertible with special springs and dampers tuned to create drag that is exactly the same as the Corvette Stingray Coupe.

Both the coupe and the hardtop convertible versions of the Stingray are equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that puts out 495 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mounted to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a detachable dual clutch, so drivers can enjoy both effortless gear shifting and having more control over their ride.

The new Corvette Stingray is also the first-ever Corvette with a mid-engine configuration here the engine is placed in the middle of the body underneath the rear seat, rather than at the front or back. This configuration allows for more cargo space and more even weight distribution.

Find out more about the 2020 Corvette’s hardtop option when you give us a call here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn. Or better yet, stop by to browse our current inventory of Stingray models in person.