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If you’re a parent, there may have been a time or two when you’ve backed over a child’s bicycle or other toy. For some unfortunate mothers and fathers, the tragedy has resulted in far greater loss than a mangled bike wheel. That’s why Chevy has pioneered some new technology that will help you make sure there are no obstacles, or people, in your rear blind spots. “The majority of backover incidents are caused by the driver not being able to see their immediate surroundings,” according to Chevy driver behavior researcher Rondell Burge. “When you hear about backover or frontover incidents involving parents or grandparents and their little ones, your heart sinks. It’s personal and at Chevy we want to help drivers see as much of their environment as possible to help them avoid the unthinkable. That’s where Surround Vision can help.” For a complete explanation and demonstration of Chevy’s innovative Surround Vision, visit Chapman Chevrolet.

Now Available on New Equinox, Bolt and Traverse

Offered now on the 2018 Equinox, Bolt EV and Traverse, and coming soon to other vehicles in the Chevy lineup, Surround Vision delivers a bird’s eye view on all four sides of the vehicle, acting like a couple of extra sets of eyes for the driver. Using four cameras located in the rear, front and on each side mirror, Surround Vision displays an overhead shot of your vehicle and the surrounding real estate on the center stack of the instrument panel. That view is in addition to either a rear or forward-looking display. “I have a family and think of them often when doing my research,” Burge said. “My wife is a driver and my three young children are passengers in our vehicles. They’re also the little ones playing in our front yard, running around and having fun.” Surround Vision is just another tool drivers can use to help avoid collisions and unspeakable tragedies.

Other Technology Provides Greater Safety

Surround Vision is not the only ground-breaking technology offered by Chevrolet to help avoid accidents. Teen Driver has become a very popular feature for parents. Teen Driver helps keep young drivers focused by controlling the audio and providing reports on how fast your teen drives and where they go. Rear Seat Reminder is a simple tool designed to remind parents that they have a child in the back seat. Using audible and visual cues, Rear Seat Reminder just offers a friendly hint to the driver to check the back seat before leaving the vehicle. “Rear Seat Reminder is a simple feature designed to do exactly what the name suggests,” said GM safety chief John Capp. “While it does not detect the presence of rear-seat passengers or child seats, under certain conditions it can provide a simple, extra reminder to drivers to take another look inside their vehicle.” See all the safety features Chevy has to offer when you inspect the inventory and take a test drive at Chapman Chevrolet.

By calling the Chevy Bolt “a bigger step forward for autodom” than the Tesla, Car and Driver magazine has proclaimed the little Electric Vehicle (EV) a “powerful and responsive” alternative energy vehicle that also “provides plenty of fun along the way.” Stay in touch with Chapman Chevrolet to be among the first to take a test drive when the new Bolt arrives very soon.

Choose from LT or Premier

Even the base Chevy Bolt LT comes with a number of attractive features, including a 10.2-inch touchscreen that not only displays vital information regarding energy usage, but also is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to stream music and offer hands-free communication. The LT also offers Proximity-key entry, push-button start and a backup camera. It includes OnStar capability that provides unlimited 4G LTE Wi-Fi at a monthly price. The Premier trim package includes all the features of the LT and adds a rear camera in your rearview mirror, surround vision and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. Add the inexpensive Driver Confidence package to either model and you’ll receive blind-spot warning, rear parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert.

You Can Go for Miles and Miles

With an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles, the new Chevy Bolt offers a solution to range phobia. That’s the fear of running out of power that has hindered sales of electric vehicles in the past. Utilizing regenerative braking, the Bolt gets the best mileage in the stop and go environment of urban driving. Car and Driver tests showed that the Bolt’s MPGe numbers outperformed all other electric vehicles.

Bolt No Slouch on the Highway

Car and Driver says the Bolt is fun to drive, with plenty of power and great handling. “The Bolt will challenge your negative preconceived notions of electric cars,” the reviewer wrote. “It’s fast, responsive, and comfortable, measuring up well against some of our favorite conventional gasoline hatchbacks in terms of driving dynamics.” Expect an instant response when you step on the accelerator with plenty of torque to merge onto freeways and pass large trucks. “Steering is quick and accurate,” the Car and Driver reviewers wrote. The Bolt’s low center of gravity helps eliminate body roll when going around corners.

Plenty of Room to Stretch Out

Although the Chevy Bolt is a compact car, you’ll be surprised by the head and legroom in both the front and back. Five adults can ride comfortably, making this a great choice for the office carpool or ferrying the kids back and forth to school. Check in often with Chapman Chevrolet for the chance to test drive Chevy’s latest technological achievement.