Crossover’s convenience and comfort features designed to appeal to Corry area drivers of all ages
Getting into the Chevrolet Equinox is so easy, Corry owners may never notice. The small crossover’s narrow rocker panels require minimal reach to step over, and its seat height requires minimal bending. Equinox’s ease of entry is just one example of Chevrolet’s use of universal design – an approach that makes products of all kinds work for as many people as possible.
Consumers experience universal design every day, from sidewalk ramps to lever-style door handles. For most people, universal design adds convenience, but for Corry area people with limited range of motion it can be a difference maker. A rear vision camera, programmable liftgate and easy-to-use touch screen controls are examples of Equinox’s ease-of-use features.
Ease of use is increasingly important to car design as automakers adapt to changing consumer demographics. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 65-and-older population is projected to grow to more than 71 million by 2030, and will account for 20 percent of the nation’s citizenry. That means more car buyers will be dealing with age-related issues that affect range of motion, eyesight, hearing, reflexes and cognition – issues that General Motors has studied in depth and has already begun to address in many of its vehicles such as the Equinox.
“While the use of universal design, in the making of the Chevrolet Equinox provides many benefits for Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s older customers, it really makes life easier for all users, regardless of age,” said Robert Crotty, VP of Crotty Chevrolet Buick.