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 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.

The Season’s Finest Holiday Fun in Woburn

The holidays are here, and it’s time to get into the spirit. If you are looking for some holiday fun in Woburn and the surrounding area for you and your family, these recommendations will keep you feeling cheerful the whole season long.

Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., make the short drive to Boston Common for the annual tree lighting ceremony. Along with the tree ceremony, there will be a special ice skating performance. You can also head to the Park Street T station for food vendors and other festivities.

Wreath-Making Workshop

A special holiday tradition that many families follow is handing a wreath on their door. If you love the smell of a fresh pine wreath and have always wanted to know how to make one, register for a wreath-making workshop at the Mount Auburn Cemetery Greenhouse. It will be held on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Boston on Dec. 14. Breakfast will start at 8:30 a.m. After the meal, your kids can visit with Santa, get their pictures taken, and make a holiday craft. Be sure to buy your tickets early, as they’re likely to go fast.

Here at Lannan Chevrolet in Woburn, we hope these area holiday events will make an enjoyable and memorable addition to your seasonal calendar.

The Season’s Finest Holiday Fun in Woburn

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Boasts 259-Mile Driving Range

2020 Bolt EV

Thanks to an improved battery, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV can travel farther than ever on a single charge. Outpacing the 2019 model by 21 miles, the 2020 Bolt now boasts a driving range of 259 miles.

According to Chevrolet, the extra range comes from chemical changes made to the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack. This improved the Bolt’s range performance by 8 percent but didn’t change the size or weight of the battery assembly. The 200-horsepower electric motor is unchanged.

With these increased range numbers, the Bolt pulls just ahead of its competitors in the compact EV category. The Hyundai Kona Electric has been rated by the EPA at 258 miles per charge. The Kia Soul EV offers a 243-mile range, the Tesla Model 3 Standard Plus can travel 240 miles, and the Kia Niro EV gets 239 miles per charge.

Helping Bolt drivers get even more out of the vehicle’s boosted range, Chevrolet offers an Energy Assist feature through the myChevrolet smartphone app and Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ . This tool tracks charging stations, helps with trip and route planning, and issues alerts with range estimates.

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt is expected to arrive at dealerships soon, and when it does, you can stop in at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn for a test drive.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Flaunts Mid-Engine Design

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It’s been years in the making, but the newly debuted 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ushers in the long-awaited mid-engine Corvette. And while the new mid-engine design is certainly the hallmark of the Corvette C8 Stingray, the high-performance sports car has quite a few other tricks up its sleeve.

For starters, the 6.2-liter small-block V8 engine, which you can see through a panel in the Corvette’s rear hatch, now cranks out 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with the Z51 Performance Package, an improvement over the outgoing ‘Vette. This engine also launches the Stingray from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and is paired with Chevy’s very first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

On the outside, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray boasts aggressive styling via muscular lines, low-profile headlamps, and big air intakes. The Corvette C8 Stingray is available for 2020 in 12 different head-turning colors. Inside, you will find the new Corvette Stingray packed with innovative tech, like wireless charging, a 10-speaker Bose® premium audio system, real-time traffic, and six driving modes for increased performance. True signs of the Corvette’s luxury include carbon fiber or aluminum trim options and cut-and-sewn leather surfaces.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will go into production later this year, and we’ll keep you posted on when it’s expected to arrive here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.

Top Features of the myChevrolet Mobile App

The myChevrolet mobile app helps you connect with your Chevy vehicle like never before. From remote commands, vehicle management assistance, and resources to assistance with road trip planning and driving habit monitoring, the myChevrolet mobile app offers technological conveniences to modern road warriors.

To download this versatile app, use your compatible Apple or Android device and go to Google Play or the App Store. Have your OnStar Owner Center credentials on hand to complete set up.

Remote Commands allow you to secure your vehicle by locking the doors remotely. Unlocking is a remote command, too, along with firing up or stopping your car’s engine. If properly equipped, you can utilize the app to blare the horn. You won’t misplace your car ever again, as the app can pinpoint it on a map. The Vehicle Locate tab of the Remote Commands allows boundary warnings.

You’ll know how well or not well your Chevy is performing when you access the app’s Vehicle Management section. Curious about recalls? Need to schedule a maintenance check? Unsure how to operate some of your car’s features? All these questions and more are easily answered with the app. The app even allows you a remote update on your vehicle’s important stats, such as tire pressure, oil quality, and how much fuel you have left.

Road trip planning or just simple navigation details for day-to-day is easily accessed in the app’s Owner Resources section. The section also monitors your driving habits, and good driving behaviors could earn you money-saving rewards on your car insurance.

To learn more about the myChevrolet mobile app, stop in for a visit here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.

myChevrolet Mobile App
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