The latest Chevrolet Equinox premiered less than two-and-a-half years ago and General Motors has already started development of the facelifted model.
Pictured here for the first time thanks to our spy photographers, the new Chevrolet Equinox will benefit from a series of upgrades over the outgoing model.
While the updated Chevrolet Equinox prototype in question is bathed in camouflage, it is obvious that some major alterations have been made to the vehicle’s front fascia. For example, the new Equinox will receive headlights inspired by those of the Chevrolet Blazer, meaning a combination of thin horizontal lights with larger primary light units lower down on the front bumper.
In order to implement this new lighting design, Chevrolet has reportedly created a new grille for the Equinox. Other styling revisions are found across the vehicle’s exterior, including the rear fascia which now incorporates revised redesigned tailpipes and inevitably, a modified bumper and taillight design.
Some apparently claim that the new Equinox could be sold in performance-oriented SS guise but it remains unclear if that will indeed be the case. If an SS variant does reach the production line, it will most likely feature a series of aggressive styling tweaks including a set of larger wheels and tires. Changes could also be made to the vehicle’s engine, suspension, and braking systems to give it an edge over lesser models.
Beyond the new looks, we know that the new 2020 Chevrolet Equinox will continue to be underpinned by GM’s Delta platform. The current model is offered with a 170 hp 1.5-liter petrol engine while the range-topping petrol unit pumps out 252 hp from its 2.0-liter. A 1.6-liter diesel four-cylinder is also on offer with 136 hp. It remains unconfirmed if these engines will be retained for the current model but some alterations are to be expected.
The new Equinox will likely premiere towards the end of this year or in early 2020.