2018 Chevrolet Equinox Is Ready And Armed For The Most Competitve Class In The Market

Chevrolet’s new generation of the Equinox SUV made its official debut in Los Angeles.

Based on GM’s Delta platform, the new Chevrolet Equinox weighs around 400 pounds or about 180kg less than its predecessor, making it more fuel efficient and nimble on the road.

Chevrolet will offer the new Equinox with two turbo petrol units and one diesel: entry-level models will be powered by a new 170hp 1.5-litre paired to a six-speed automatic while range-topping models are getting a 252hp 2.0-litre unit coupled to a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

As for the diesel version, this will get a 136hp 1.6-litre direct-injection four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic, allowing the Equinox to return an estimated 40mpg on the highway.

All models will come with FWD as standard, with Chevrolet to offer an AWD system as an option. A number of adaptive safety systems will be offered too, including Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, a haptic-feedback seat and a surround-view camera system.

Other features include GM’s latest MyLink infotainment systems offered with seven- and eight-inch touchscreen displays. The Equinox will also arrive in Europe as a successor to the Opel Antara.

Chevrolet will bring the new Equinox in US showrooms sometime in the first quarter of 2017, hoping to steal plenty of customers from the likes of the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V.

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  • ediotsavant

    I’ll take a 2017 Honda CR-V over this anytime.

  • DBP

    The design of the new GM SUVS (GMC Acadia, Chevy Equinox) is so uncohesive in the rear quarter. It’s like the grafted the rear of a different car onto a new model. It’s very disjointed. My neighbor has a new Acadia, my eye goes straight to the out of place rear quarter window each time I look at it.

  • ChrisInIL

    Unfortunately, GM didn’t wash the ugly off this car.

  • TheBelltower

    This will do fine against the CRV and Rav4. But man, what a depressing segment. All of these small SUVs are dull as dishwater.

  • Karl

    Very disappointed in this redesign, I think it is not as attractive as the model it is replacing. What’s going on GM,Acadia now this!

  • john1168

    I like it! I think it will do quite well in sales. I also think it’s the most exciting offering in what’s a very boring segment. I like the exterior but I understand it’s not for everyone. I love the interior, the optional big moonroof, the 2.0T engine with the new 9 speed auto and dual clutch AWD system.

  • ChangeThis

    Great looking modern design. Based on dimension comparisons it has a longer wheelbase and overall length than its key competitors. With the 2.0T @ 252HP and lighter weight it may well be the quickest in the class.

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