2020 Chevrolet Equinox earns High Security Choose for extra normal security options
“Autos can earn additional credit score in Institute headlight assessments for having high-beam help as a result of analysis has proven that drivers do not use excessive beams as usually as they need to,” the IIHS stated in a press release.
Whereas many automakers are beefing up automobile energy within the rigorous crash assessments carried out by the IIHS, they’ve lagged within the comparatively new headlights assessments. The 2019 Equinox headlights had been rated “Marginal,” or second worst of the 4 classifications. The 2020 Equinox LT trim outfitted with HID projector lights is now “Acceptable,” for visibility on curves and straightaways; the LED projector lights on Premier trim and halogen lights on L and LS trims had been nonetheless rated at “Marginal.” Insufficient visibility on curves was at fault.
Till now, Chevy has lagged in its rollout of lively security options, making even automated emergency braking an upcharge on prime trims in some fashions. Opponents equivalent to Toyota and Nissan supply that tools as normal throughout the product line.
Chevy received the message, and can supply AEB normal on the 2020 Equinox. It wasn’t out there on the 2019 based mostly mannequin. The IIHS rated the usual methods within the 2020 Equinox at “Superior” for avoiding collisions at 12 mph and lowering the affect of collisions within the 25 mph check.
The 2020 Chevy Equinox joins the Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue for TSP designations within the small SUV class.