Can You Name Everything in the 2020 GM Family Lineups?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
GM is one of the top companies in the world, according to the Fortune 500 list, and that means they are selling just an absolutely staggering number of vehicles. And since GM doesn't only manufacture under the GM name, but also Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet, it's not hard to see why. These companies have been producing some of the world's best cars for decades. Think of the luxury and elegance associated with something like the Cadillac Escalade or the Coupe de Ville. Or the raw power conjured by the Chevy Corvette or the classic Camaro. Not to mention the other end of the spectrum, with the fuel-efficient models like the Volt and the Cruze really rounding out the roster. Many of these cars have been around since the 1960s and have forged a place in the hearts and minds of drivers with their amazing performance. GM makes some of the best of the best, and they're not stopping in 2020.
If you like to keep up to date on what's driving where and when, then let's see how well you can identify what GM plans to roll out across the board under all its brands for the 2020 model year!
Which one of these can get from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds?
The Chevy Corvette ZR1 is a monster by any standards, and the 2020 model is no different. With a 755 horsepower V8 engine, this is the Corvette you want if the Stingray looks good to you but can't whip your hair back fast enough.
You can tow up to 31,180 pounds with one of these. What is it?
GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali
The GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali has all those words in its name to let you know they packed this thing to the gills. With a 6,610-pound payload and 910 pound-feet of torque, this is the most powerful vehicle in the lineup for GMC his year.
Do you know which of these is historic for being the first ever mid-engine model?
The 2020 Corvette Stingray is the first-ever mid-engine Corvette. Thanks to a general redesign, the car has better handing overall, and it makes you feel more in control, thanks to the driver being positioned closer to the front axle.
Which of these was first known as the Daewoo Matiz?
The Chevy Spark started life in 1998 as the Daewoo Matiz in South Korea. By 2013, the Spark had been released in the U.S., alongside an electric version known as the Spark EV, available only in California and Oregon.
Named for Lake Tahoe, the Chevy Tahoe has been in the lineup since 1995. It actually comes with a feature called Teen Driver that lets parents monitor a child's driving habits with a sort of report card any time a teen takes it out for a spin.
Do you know which of these has the longest continually used nameplate in automobile history?
The Chevy Suburban name has been in use since way back in the 1935 production year. Back then, it was the Suburban Carryall and not the full-sized SUV it is today, but rather a station wagon. It's one of Chevy's most popular models.
Over 12 million of this model have been sold. Do you know what it is?
The Silverado is Chevy's flagship pickup truck, meant for light-duty work, or if it's a Silverado HD, heavy-duty hauling. The Silverado originally started as an optional trim package on the now-defunct Chevy C/K truck line.
This model is direct competition for the Lincoln Navigator and the Lexus LX. Do you know what it is?
When it comes to luxury SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade is one of the icons of the segment — it has been a popular model since its release in 1999. The name Escalade refers to scaling walls during siege warfare.
Which of these looks an awful lot like the Opel Mokka?
2013 was the first model year for the subcompact crossover SUV Buick Encore. It's the North American version, more or less, of the German-produced Opel Mokka, which is also sold in the U.K. as the Vauxhall Mokka.
This beauty has a retracting hardtop. Do you know what it is?
Chevy Camaro SS
Corvette Stingray Convertible
What's the one thing that could make a Corvette Stingray cooler? Being a Corvette Stingray Convertible. It has an ultra-cool retracting hardtop as well — the first time that feature has ever been available on a Corvette.
Which of these cars was introduced in the '60s to compete with the Ford Mustang?
Introduced in 1966 to join the pony car segment in response to Ford's extremely popular Mustang, the Camaro has been a favorite of muscle car enthusiasts for decades. A Camaro has been the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 nine times.
If you want a 455-horsepower engine, which of these do you want to get?
Chevy Camaro SS
The 2020 Camaro SS is available as either a coupe or a convertible, and it is also the most powerful Camaro to date — if you're into that sort of thing. It has magnetic ride control that reads the road 1,000 times per second to provide optimal handling.
Mechanically speaking, this is the same vehicle as a Chevy Silverado. Do you know what it is?
The GMC Sierra and the Chevy Silverado are essentially the same vehicle, when it comes down to the nuts and bolts, but they do differ in some features from model year to model year. The 2019 Sierra had a MultiPro tailgate, for instance, while the Silverado did not.
Do you know which of these is basically the Buick Encore and the Opel Mokka?
The Chevy Trax rolled out in 2013, and it shares a platform with both the Buick Encore and the Opel Mokka in Europe. In the first couple of years, it was available in a handful of countries, but not the United States until 2015.
2020 is the final year for this model. What is it?
Even though the Impala dates back to 1957, making it one of Chevy's longest-lived nameplates, 2020 will mark the end of that era. GM has decided to shut the door on Impala and end production of the line.
The Buick Enspire is Buick's first bite at the electric vehicle market. It hasn't been given an official release in the U.S. yet, but it is rolling out for the Chinese market with the expected U.S. date to follow sometime in 2020.
China got this model first in 2014; then it came to North America in 2016. What is it?
The Buick Envision SUV has actually been something of a controversial vehicle, since it's manufactured in China and then exported to the United States. The United Auto Workers has taken issue with it not being made in the U.S.
The GMC Yukon and the Chevy Tahoe are essentially the same, but there are a few differences. For instance, the Tahoe is available in numerous countries, while the Yukon is just in North America and the Middle East.
Which of these started as a full-size crossover SUV but is now a mid-size?
The Buick Enclave was released back in 2007, and it took 10 years for a second generation to be released. The newer models, on the market since 2017, have been slightly reduced in size to a mid-size model.
The price of this model is going to be about $95,000 for 2020. Do you know what it is?
The Cadillac CT6-V is the performance version of the CT6 that is essentially the flagship of the Cadillac sedan lineup. They've been on the market since 2016, and the newest version comes complete with a V8 engine called Blackwing.
Which of these was new for the 2018 model year, even though the base model dates back to 1973?
Buick Regal TourX
The Buick Regal TourX is a variant of the Regal that was released back in 2018 as part of the Regal's sixth generation. While the Regal is a sedan, the TourX is a station wagon. It was their first station wagon since the Roadmaster in 1996.
Which of these vehicles is the best choice for off-roading?
Chevy Colorado ZR2
When the Chevy Colorado isn't up to snuff, then the Colorado ZR2 is what you need. It has the ability to do daily desert driving and technical rock crawling. There's even an optional snorkel, if you need that sort of thing.
With 64.2 cubic feet of storage space and seating for five, what's the name of this crossover SUV?
The Chevy Blazer is actually a nameplate that Chevy has used numerous times, though the latest is on a line of SUVs that started selling in 2018 for the 2019 model year. The original Blazer was a pickup truck that started production back in 1969.
U.S. production of this vehicle ended in 2019. What is it?
Chevy Bolt EV
The Chevy Cruze is still available in other countries for the 2020 model year, while production for the United States and Mexico ended in 2019. The Cruze is still available elsewhere in a standard and diesel version.
Which of these shared a platform with the Traverse and the Enclave?
The mid-size crossover GMC Acadia SUV has been in production since 2006. The 2020 model features a new front grille and an updated infotainment system, plus an optional Electronic Precision Shift gear selector.
This is similar to the Chevy Colorado, but with more options. Do you know it?
GMC's version of the Chevy Colorado is the GMC Canyon. Available since 2014, the Canyon has a higher starting MSRP than its Chevy counterpart and also has options like a different front grille and trim packages.
Which of these cars dates back to 1964 originally?
The Chevy Malibu began life as a trim package for the Chevelle back in 1964. By 1978 Chevy had upgraded the Malibu to its own nameplate. They also updated it to a front-wheel-drive vehicle after the 1997 year.
This vehicle has come in electric, gas-powered and fuel-cell powered versions. Do you know it?
Chevy's Equinox has been around since 2004, and Chevy has been pretty proactive in alternate fuel versions of the vehicle. There's an Equinox fuel-cell version that runs entirely on hydrogen while producing only water as exhaust.
Which of these mid-size vehicles was a full-size from 2008 to 2017?
The Chevy Traverse can seat up to eight people, and the 2020 model has nearly 100 cubic feet of cargo room in case you really need to pack a lot of stuff for a trip. Chevy has been amping up the profile of the Traverse as it expands its crossover SUV market.
Which of these vehicles has a Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo-Diesel engine?
GMC Savana Cutaway
Chevy Silverado 3500
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 is the most powerful Silverado Chevy has ever made, capable of towing up to a pretty impressive 35,500 pounds. The engine has 445 horsepower and pulls 910 pound-feet of torque.
Another name this vehicle is marketed under is the Chevy Express. What is it?
The Chevy Express is nearly identical to the GMC Savana, a full-size van that is generally used for commercial purposes. However, if you really like big, white vans, you could just drive one around for personal reasons.
Do you know which of these vehicles replaced the Pontiac Torrent?
Chevy Colorado ZR2
GMC used to have the Pontiac banner alongside Chevy, Cadillac and Buick, but it was dropped back in the day, and that meant the Pontiac Torrent was dropped as well. To fill the gap in the lineup, the GMC Terrain was introduced.
Which of these is marketed as a subcompact crossover luxury SUV?
The Cadillac XT4 was released in 2018 for the 2019 model year. Unlike many vehicles that get their debut at auto shows, Cadillac unveiled the first XT4 during the 90th Annual Academy Awards in a commercial back in 2018.