Chevrolet S10: A sure evolution

The Chevrolet pick-up managed to prevail in its category in the Crash Test awards for the Safer Cars of 2020.

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The pick-ups stopped being vehicles destined exclusively for the work. They were incorporated into the daily life of their owners and their families. For this reason, they increasingly incorporated more comfort and safety equipment.

At the same time, the segment grew in models, sizes and versions to give trucks their own weight within the Argentine market. Competitiveness made brands have to strive to permanently improve their products.

Chevrolet s10In this context, Chevrolet renewed the Chevrolet s10 last year with the great novelty of adding six airbags for all its versions: front, front side and curtain (before they were exclusive to the top-of-the-range version). In addition, it includes five headrest y inertial belts of three points.

The product made in Brazil also comes very well equipped with systems and assistants in charge of preventive security, the one that seeks to avoid collisions. All this was well rewarded in the last edition of the Crash Test awards, Organized by CESVI Argentina, to the Safer Cars of 2020 since the S10 won in its category.

“This demonstrates General Motors' commitment to extending the safety of higher category vehicles than the rest of the range in order to achieve our global vision of zero accidents with safer cars. I want to thank CESVI Argentina for the recognition ”, said Federico Ovejero, Vice President of General Motors for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

The winning model of this award is chosen by CESVI through an exhaustive analysis from the entry-level version of cars present in the Argentine market, taking into account the safety equipment of the vehicles available on the market.

The Chevrolet S10 pick-up, which has been in the country for more than 25 years, today has the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine with 200 hp at 3.600 rpm and 440 Nm (MT) or 500 Nm (AT) of maximum torque at 2.000 rpm. Depending on the option, it is combined with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and with rear or integral wheel drive.

Under the motto of 360 ° security, The technological advances and tools developed for the new S10 led to this pick-up being considered a product with a great balance between robustness, handling and comfort, both on asphalt and off-road roads.

In addition to the already highlighted, the vehicle had structural reinforcements in the passenger compartment and the cabin that made it up to 20% more resistant. Add to the active safety package from the LTZ configuration the autonomous emergency braking system, which brakes the vehicle when identifying a risk situation involving the car in front or a pedestrian crossing.

This resource works from 8 km / h to 80 km / h and can mitigate or even prevent an accident. This is in addition to the Forward Collision Alert and Inadvertent Lane Departure Alert, tire pressure monitoring system and automatic headlight ignition with twilight control.

Note the exclusive connectivity that offers thanks to its exclusive technology Wi-Fi y OnStar. It is a vehicle that is in constant product evolution, listening to the needs of the market, it is not only a work tool, but also a tool to enjoy family life.

Agustín Mazzola, GM South America Product Manager, receives the Chevrolet S10 award.

“General Motors is proud that our Chevrolet S10 has been recognized by CESVI as the safest midsize pickup in the local market. This choice by an institution of such relevance in terms of road safety is undoubtedly a recognition of our commitment and effort, seeking constant technological evolution and listening to market needs ”, Indian Agustin Mazzola, Product Manager of General Motors South America

“We know that the S10 is not only a work tool, but also a tool to enjoy family life, which is why the safety of our customers in all areas is our main driver when it comes to giving them mobility. We thank CESVI for the recognition and our clients for choosing us and allowing us to improve day by day "added the executive.

Chevrolet was also a great protagonist of these awards last year, where the Chevrolet Onix received the distinction Safer Car Gold Award, and with the models Chevrolet Equinox (2018) y Chevrolet Cruze in (2010) in their respective categories.

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