You don’t need to get a report from the local weather bureau to know that the rainy season is officially upon us. With non-stop rains occurring every so often, a lot of folks are prone to such occurrences as torrential downpours and worse, flash floods.
With such things happening more often, especially during this time of year, it’s no surprise that high-riding vehicles like Sport Utility Vehicles are becoming more popular. Take the Chevrolet Trailblazer and its pickup sibling, the Colorado. Their truck chassis and 800m wading depth help ensure that owners can easily tackle that flash flood with confidence.
Beyond these attributes and features, however, the engineers at General Motors have done their part to make sure that their offerings can truly hack it, rain or shine. Take for instance the battery of tests performed on these vehicles—even before leaving the factory. Everything from the Universal Water Test Booth that sprays some 3,123 liters of water from 330 nozzles coming from all directions to simulate rain water, to the 15m outdoor trough, simulating a deep flood, and high pressure sprayers that all help check if there are any leaks. These make sure you stay high and dry even if it’s pouring outside.