The last generation Equinox, while unique in its shape, appeared cold and void, both on the outside and on the inside. Compared to this soulless vessel, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox brings a little more flare to Chevrolet’s line-up.
At first glance, it should be obvious that Chevrolet’s new styling theme, first applied to the latest generation Chevrolet Malibu, makes its way to the Equinox. Much like the Malibu, the Equinox gets the Chevrolet brand’s new face. The shape of the car is much like it’s sister vehicle, the latest generation Saturn Vue. Like the Vue (and unlike the last generation Equinox), the Equinox is more curvaceous all around. The rear side profile looks like it’s borrowed from the Mercedes ML500, however. Nevertheless, all of these design cues create a shell that is more appealing to the eye than not only the last generation Equinox, but also much of its direct competitors, such as the latest Honda CRV.
On the inside, the Equinox takes many of its design cues from the Malibu, with the most obvious similarity being the two-tone (coloured)dashboard. The materials look rich and handsome in appearance and high in quality. Ambient lighting is also present in some key areas of the interior such as in the cup-holders, adding touch of warmth. According to the press release, the Equinox will be blessed with a high set of new gadgets, adding to what is already a very attractive car.
Engine and Transmission
The Equinox will come with two engine variations. Both utilize GM’s latest direct injection technology that optimizes fuel efficiency. The base engine is a 2.4 liter inline four putting out 185 HP and achieving fuel efficiency numbers of 21 city and 30 mpg highway. There is an optional 3.0 liter V6 that puts out 255 HP. It gets a slightly lower efficiency rating of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Both engine variations are geared to separate standard six speed transmissions. Front wheel drive is standard and all wheel drive is optional.
The 2010 Chevy Equinox appears to be a welcome addition to GM’s attempts to rejuvenate the Chevrolet brand. It looks good on the outside, good on the inside and good under the hood. All we need now is a test drive to verify just how good it is. The Equinox will be available in mid to late 2009 and will compete against the likes of the Honda CRV, Toyota RAV 4 and Ford Escape.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Gets Slightly New Look For 2021
It now looks a lot more like the Silverado from the front.
Over 520,000 Colorado midsize pickups have been sold over the fives following the model’s re-introduction in the U.S. market. To keep it competitive with rivals like the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger, Chevy has given it some updates for the 2021 model year.
The ZR2 package receives the biggest changes, gaining a new new flow-through grille inspired by the larger Silverado, with the world ‘Chevrolet’ spelled out across it.
Designers also moved the bowtie emblem to an asymmetrical position beside the driver-side headlight, while the tow hooks are finished in contrasting red paint.
As with the grille, the brand’s name is fully spelled out across the tailgate.
The 2021 Colorado ZR2 comes equipped with front and rear electronically locking differentials, Multimatic dampers, a 2.0-inch suspension lift, and 3.5-inch wider track relative to the standard Colorado, and multiple skid plates to protect its underbody.
The lesser Colorado WT, LT and Z71 trims all receive updated center bars, lower fascias and front skid plates.
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 makes its world debut at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Nearly a year ago, Chevrolet Performance Engineering teamed up with Multimatic and Hall Racing to develop 15 performance parts for the ZR2.
2020 Corvette C8.R Is Chevy’s First Mid-Engine GTLM Race Car
The race car will make its racing debut at the 2020 Rolex 24.
The automotive world anticipated a new Corvette Convertible would make its debut in early October, but few expected the 2020 Corvette C8.R race car to be unveiled alongside it.
The C8 Corvette is the first Corvette to have a mid-engine layout and a duel-clutch transmission, while the new Corvette Stingray Convertible is the first Corvette to have a power-folding retractable roof. In yet another first for the iconic nameplate, the Corvette C8.R is Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car.
“The C8.R is much more than just a race-tuned version of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. It’s a culmination of many years of testing and development between GM Design, Propulsion, Engineering and the Corvette Racing team,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “The collaboration between these teams has allowed us to take these vehicles’ performance to the next level, both on the street and the track.”
Unfortunately, aside from what we see, Chevy didn’t reveal much details about the race car. A massive diffuser dominates the rear, and there’s plenty of new aero features all around.
As for what breathes in the engine bay, there is a good chance its a version of the 6.2-liter V8 found in its predecessor, or possibly some variation of Cadillac’s Blackwing twin-turbo DOHC V8.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R makes its racing debut at the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
2020 Chevy Corvette Convertible Gets Smart Folding Hardtop
It represents another first for the Corvette nameplate and can carry two sets of golf clubs like the coupe.
General Motors has unveiled the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, which features the first power-folding retractable hardtop in the model’s history.
This is a one-of-a-kind Corvette Convertible because, instead of simply having its top chopped off like the previous models, it was engineered first and foremost for open-air driving.
In fact, the Corvette Stingray convertible is so close to the Corvette coupe in functionality and form that it has the same cargo capacity even with the hardtop stowed away.
Speaking of the hardtop, it is a power folding, two-piece setup inspired by fighter jets, with its two aerodynamic nacelles mimicking jet engine housings.
The roof can be operated at speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h) and only takes 16 seconds to retract. Check it out in action…
A body-colored roof is standard, while Carbon Flash metallic-painted nacelles and roof are optional. A divider glass window in the middle of the vehicle can be powered-adjusted with the top up or down.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible is powered by the same 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine as the coupe. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, it produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the optional performance exhaust system.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible commands a $7,500 premium over the coupe. Production begins in the first quarter of 2020.
Not only does switching to a hardtop provide a quieter cabin and better protection against the elements, but it also gives the new Corvette Convertible and a cleaner look than previous soft top designs.
The only major downside is the elimination of the coupe’s transparent panel that showcases the mid-mounted engine.
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