Chevrolet’s Safety Technology Offers an Added Security

Now that we are in the midst of summer, more people will be outside in full force, riding their bikes and just having fun in the neighborhood. Because of that, the rate of accidents, especially backover ones, can rise. Chevrolet’s safety technology wants to help prevent those accidents with its Surround Vision camera system.Chevrolet's safety technology - Tom Naquin

“Technology offered on the Equinox, like Surround Vision, is designed to give drivers more tools to help them see around their vehicle before they put it in gear,” said Rondell Burge, researcher of driver behavior at Chevrolet.

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that there are about 210 fatalities and over 15,000 injuries each year because of backover accidents. And, of those, about 40% occur in residential areas and 24% happen in driveways.

With Surround Vision, available on the redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, drivers will get a 360-degree view of their surroundings during low-speed driving, like backing up or parking. That can help make those maneuvers safer and more accurate.

Surround Vision uses four cameras, including the standard Rear Vision Camera, two side-looking cameras under the mirrors, and a forward-facing camera located in the grille. When a driver shifts into reverse, Surround Vision is activated, and the bird-eye-view is displayed on the center stack screen.

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is available at Tom Naquin dealerships now.

Cadillac’s 6.2-liter V8 Offers Unparalleled Performance

This is Cadillac’s first year racing in the International Motor Sports Association’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. And, in a remarkable show of power, Cadillac is undefeated and has captured all five victories, as well as 11 of the 15 podium places, so far.Cadillac's 6.2-liter V8 - Tom Naquin

Cadillac’s 6.2-liter V8 engine is at the heart of all of its prototype race cars, including the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac Dpi-V.R, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac Dpi-V.R. and the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Dpi-V.R. Each of those teams has only used two engines, and, collectively, the cars have driven more than 15,500 miles.

The race-modified 6.2-liter V8 shares similar architecture with the 6.2-liter V8 engines found in the CTS-V sedan and Escalade SUV. However, the race-ready version pumps out nearly 600 horsepower and comes naturally aspirated. Those engines are modified and maintained by ECR Engines.

“As in the Cadillac CTS-V and Escalade, the Cadillac 6.2L V-8 in the race car produces unrivaled, unfailing power and responsiveness,” said Richard Brekus, Cadillac Global Director of Product Strategy.

While we can’t offer you a race-ready engine, you can get a sense of the power those race cars have by driving home in a Cadillac CTS-V or Escalade. Come experience the Cadillac power and prestige at Tom Naquin today.