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Chevrolet Equinox History: A Legacy of Trendy Technology and Style

As the beloved Chevrolet Equinox is approaching a redesign for the 2021 model year, this is the perfect time to look back on the legacy of the midsize crossover SUV. Let’s jump back in time to the start of this SUV’s impressive history.

Although it may seem like the Chevrolet Equinox has been around for a long time, it’s a newer member of the Chevrolet lineup that joined less than 20 years ago. In 2003, the first Equinox made its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The Equinox was an innovative addition to the Chevrolet lineup since the SUV catered to families who wanted efficiency and compact size, instead of the off-road utility and power that characterized other Chevrolet SUVs, like the Tahoe. 

The Equinox bore a fitting name for a crossover. Just as the equinox is the time of the year when day and night are equal, the Chevrolet Equinox is the perfect balance of a sedan’s efficiency and comfort and an SUV’s height and versatility.

Over the years, the Chevrolet Equinox has undergone multiple updates and redesigns to provide drivers with the latest style, safety and technology trends. This continual evolution has given the Equinox a consistent appeal every year and has helped it stand out in the competitive SUV segment. This ongoing appeal will undoubtedly continue through the next phase of the Equinox that will arrive this fall in the form of the 2021 Equinox. You’ll be able to buy this refreshed crossover from Hornbeck Chevrolet, so be sure to call us to be notified when it arrives.

We Have Exciting Details on the Updated 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

We at Hornbeck Chevrolet love the Equinox and were happy to discover what Chevrolet has in store for the compact SUV in 2021. Chevrolet has announced official details on the updated 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, and we’re excited to share them with you.

The refreshed 2021 Equinox, according to Chevrolet, has a sportier appearance. The front and rear fascias are sharper and more dynamic, giving the SUV a bolder persona. That look is bolstered by the aggressive front grille flanked by wing-like LED headlamps on either side.

For enhanced style, the Equinox now offers an available RS trim. It adds enhancements found on other RS models, like the Blazer RS. The Equinox RS includes black badging, black side rails, black upholstery, red stitching on the seats, an eye-catching RS shift knob and 19-inch Dark Android wheels.

The top-of-the-line Equinox Premier model also gives you more bang for your buck in 2021, adding new upgrades, like 19-inch machine-faced wheels, logo projection on the liftgate and French interior stitching.

As a popular Chevrolet SUV, the Equinox is bound to be a hit again with its 2021 enhancements, which solidify its appeal as a sporty, modern family SUV. You can find the current 2020 Equinox in stock at Hornbeck Chevrolet in Forest City, Pennsylvania, or the 2021 Equinox after it’s released in late fall of 2020.

Chevrolet Suburban Receives a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is well-known in the U.S. for showcasing the names of famous actors, musicians and others. Now, the Chevrolet Suburban has received an Award of Excellence star, making it the first-ever vehicle with this accomplishment.

The Chevrolet Suburban has long been a staple in television series and movies, having first appeared on film in 1952. In total, the Suburban has been in over 1,750 television shows and films. Its success in Hollywood is, in part, due to its versatility, which allows it to fit well in different scenes.

Rana Ghadban, CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said, “Appearing in classic feature films and on must-see television shows, the Suburban is a well-established industry mainstay.”

The Chevrolet Tahoe has also played a substantial role in Hollywood. Combined with the Suburban, the two vehicles have made an appearance in over 2,500 television shows and films.

In order to earn a star, someone needed to first nominate the Chevrolet Suburban. Each year, approximately 300 applications are submitted for stars, and only 34 were chosen in 2019, with the Suburban being one of the few to be selected for this honor.

Check out the SUV’s versatile design and advanced features when you test-drive the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban at Hornbeck Chevrolet.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt Has A 259 Mile Range

Able To Go 259 Miles

Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced that the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt range will increase by 21 miles over the previous Bolt, offering a total range of 259 miles. This means that you can now drive the Bolt EV more confidentially on your daily commutes. 

An Extra 21 Miles

“The Bolt EV set the benchmark for long-range, affordable electric vehicles, and we’re excited to raise the bar by offering nearly 10 percent more EPA-estimated range for the 2020 model year,” remarked Tim Grewe, director of Global Battery Cell Engineering and Strategy. Getting an extra 21 miles out of the Bolt EV did not require a new physical battery pack or a change in how the battery is integrated into the Bolt. Instead, the Chevrolet battery engineering team was able to alter the cell electrodes’ energy to enact the change.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt Charging System

Chevrolet also revealed that they are partnering with Qmerit so you can more easily have charging equipment installed at your home. You will be able to seamlessly get quotes from certified electricians and then charge while in the comfort of your home.

We at Hornbeck Chevrolet are glad that Chevrolet is making the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt more convenient to drive around Forest City, PA. Check out all the Chevrolet vehicles we offer at our dealership. 

The All-New Corvette C8

The All-New Corvette C8 Updates

Chevrolet recently revealed the all-new Corvette C8. The 2020 Corvette has lots of great new updates, but the most exciting update of all is the movement of the engine from the front of the car to behind the passengers. The 2020 Corvette C8 has been redesigned as a mid-engine sports car, making it the first Corvette to have the engine in this location. The engine is a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which reaches 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Performance Package

Using the steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles or the center console’s push-button gear selector, you can control the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Manual transmission is no longer offered. If you elect for the available Z51 Performance package, the car receives summer tires and an electronic limited-slip rear differential to better handle the power.

Leather Interior

The interior of the all-new Corvette C8 is luxurious with metal and leather materials. While sitting in the driver’s seat, you can easily utilize the 12-inch gauge display and the infotainment touchscreen, which conveniently faces the driver’s seat. You can also control the climate-control system with switches, giving you the ultimate comfort while driving.

With so many new features and innovative design, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is a welcome new model. We at Hornbeck Chevrolet in Forest City, PA encourage you to visit our dealership and learn more about the sports car.