In the car manufacturing industry, there are very few companies that can rival Chevrolet for history and pedigree. For more than a century, the American giant has been at the forefront of automotive innovation, and its offerings have become symbols of safety, reliability, and performance.
Many Chevrolet models have become bona fide automotive legends over the years. Cars, such as the Corvette, the Silverado, the Camaro, and the Blazer, are known and adored by car lovers worldwide.
Today, the company offers a wide range of vehicles, ranging from economy hatchbacks and family sedans to muscle cars and exotic speedsters. In this blog post, we’ll list and discuss some of the most prominent models in Chevrolet’s 2020 lineup.
Fasten your seatbelts as we’re about to start.
In the last decade or so, SUVs have dominated car sales charts in the United States. These family-friendly, high-riding behemoths have all but taken over parking lots, freeways, and city streets. And the trend looks set to continue as we enter 2021. According to predictions from LMC Automotive, SUV sales will keep rising in the coming years and will make up 40% of all global car sales within the next five years.
In the SUV segment, crossovers have been a particular favorite amongst car buyers. Also referred to as CUVs and mini-SUVs, crossovers offer an SUV’s imposing looks and space, but in a more practical, compact package.
In 2019, Chevrolet decided that it wanted some action in the crossover segment. And to make a splash, the company dug into its archives and revived one of its most iconic models: The Blazer. As soon as the new Chevy Blazer was unveiled, we instantly fell in love with it. In a segment full of derivative, uninspiring designs, the new Blazer is a breath of fresh air, with its sleek, menacing, muscle car looks. It’s definitely one of the best-looking crossovers out there.
But does it drive as well as it looks? Oh yes it does. The new Blazer comes in with an all-new 3.6-liter V6 that pushes out a meaty 310 hp and 270-lbs-ft of torque. When you combine that with a 9-speed smooth-shifting automatic transmission, you get a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just over 6 seconds. That’s impressive, and you know it.
Chevrolet broke the hearts of millions of car lovers when it decided to discontinue its legendary muscle car, the Camaro. However, just as it seemed that Ford was running away with the muscle car segment with the Mustang, Chevrolet relaunched the sixth generation of the Camaro in 2010. The revamped Camaro instantly became a global superstar as it starred as “Bumblebee” in the Hollywood blockbuster “Transformers.”
Fast-forward to 2020, and the Camaro is still one of the brand’s best-sellers. The range-topping variant, the ZL-1, is a monster of a muscle car. With a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, the latest ZL-1 produces a staggering 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. That’s supercar territory, and you know it. And with supercar power comes supercar speed as well. The ZL-1 blitzes the quarter-mile in just 11.4 seconds and tops out at a Vmax of 204 mph.
The new Camaro is a stunning machine to behold, as well. While it retains the classic “long hood and flared haunches” muscle car silhouette, it looks stylish, modern, and contemporary. The beautifully-designed interior also features a variety of exotic materials, including carbon, brushed aluminum, and leather, that you normally find in supercars that cost three times as much as the Camaro. All in all, the current Camaro does justice to what’s undoubtedly one of the most iconic badges out there. It’s not only a great rampaging muscle car, but it’s also an extremely capable sports car.
This Chevrolet Corvette needs no introduction. We’re talking about a car that has single-handedly led the American charge in the global sports car arena for over half a century. Of course, there have been other great American sports cars, but none are as iconic as the Chevrolet Corvette.
The Corvette has always been a blue-collared automotive hero. Unlike its fancy rivals from across the Atlantic that featured exotic materials and intelligent electronics, the ‘Vette was unsophisticated and straightforward. It was designed for one thing and one thing only: speed. And in this department, the Corvette was peerless. Just pick up any C5 or C6 Corvette, and it would leave any of its European rivals in the dust. However, in the early 2010s, Chevrolet decided that it wanted the Corvette to be taken seriously. And so, the C7 Corvette Stingray was born. In addition to being the fastest Corvette ever, the C7 came with all the modern driving aids and smart gizmos that you’d find in high-end European supercars. We’re talking about magnetic suspension and advanced traction control systems.
The range-topping ZR-1 variant was an absolute beast. Its supercharged V8 pumped out a barely-believable 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. That’s 64 hp more than you get from the V12 Lamborghini Aventador!
The C7 ZR-1 boasts some ferocious performance figures as well. It can hit 60 mph in under 3 seconds and hit a top speed of 215 mph. However, Chevrolet wasn’t stopping in its quest to build the ultimate supercar with the C7. At its launch last year, the C8 became the first Corvette to feature a mid-engine layout and a dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, we don’t know much about the C8 as the first customer cars have only started to hit the roads. But initial indications are that it’s quite a special machine. Cup Holder Hero is the home of high-quality auto interior accessories and Chevy blazer accessories! We offer products for numerous Chevrolet models, including the Chevrolet Camaro, the Chevrolet Equinox, the Chevy Silverado, the Chevy Equinox, the Chevy Blazer and more! To view our complete list of products, head over to our online shop.