And you thought that working for Chevrolet isn’t cool.

The folks from Chevy recently released their inaugural Department 180 video, a new ‘mini-series type video wherein the folks from Chevy put their cars to the test in a series wildly amusing tests. The first one vehicle that is being featured in the pilot episode is the 2010 Chevy Equinox.

In the video, Department 180 engineers try to show-off the Equinox’s improved quality and space through a smoke test and a ping-pong test. In the smoke test, the engineers fill up the Equinox’s cabin with a cloud of smoke to show just how sealed off the Equinox is.

After proving the Equinox’s worth with the smoke test, the engineers then decide to try their luck in figuring out just how many ping-pong balls can fit inside the mid-sized crossover’s cabin. We don’t know if the results were rigged or it was unintentionally bloated but according to the trustworthy folks of Chevy, the Equinox’s cabin space has room for over 70,000 ping-pong balls.

Check out the video and see how Chevy’s new ‘Department 180’ was able to achieve their results.


Source: Chevrolet

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  (808) posted on 02.16.2010

Well, sometimes having a sealed car is not that great. Remember on how many people died some time ago cause of poison coming from the exhaust? People sleeping had a leek inside and they didn’t notice it was leaking until they were found dead by the authority.

  (708) posted on 02.14.2010

that’s a lot of pingpong balls. smoke for sealed test? well i guess equinox is sealed well when its new because it’s rubber fitting is not yet sagged. wait for at least 3-4 years.

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