Facelifted Chevrolet Equinox To Have A Blazer-Inspired Front End

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.

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Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Jay

    Not really a fan of the current equinox front end and the blazers looks great so this should be good. Just don’t make it look like the darn Camaro.

  • charlotteharry57

    Unlike the Trax, which is going full-tilt ugly-as-sin Blazer, this doesn’t appear to be that extreme. In fact, it looks toned down enough that I probably could live with it. Still MUCH prefer the current front end.

  • Rzrlf

    still dont know why the traverse, equinox, blazer lineup is still a thing while they are only several inches different

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

      EH? The Travers is a huge vehicle, The Equinox is a compact SUV and the Blazer a mid size. The differentiation is very clear.

      • Rzrlf

        length and wheel bases are still within a foot of each other. with the exception of the traverse, interior cubic space is identical

  • NoMan2015

    “Meaning a combination of thin horizontal lights with larger primary light units lower down on the front bumper.”

    That’s clearly not the case. You can see the lighting units are almost directly below the LEDs in the pictures, just split by what is probably part of the crossbar. They aren’t on the bumper like the Blazer.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    So they’re going to make the current rental fodder and worst reviewed vehicle in the segment even uglier. Smooth move, GM.

  • FordMopar

    Cannot stand boring looking current Equniox! Cartoonish looking front end and rear lamps! Are Equinox drivers trying to be boring as possible with their choice in this car?

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