The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will all set to hit the markets in a slightly smaller avatar. Its automakers have given it a complete overhaul keeping in mind a fuel efficient model with more luxurious features. Some rumors also hold the new model to be a compact SUV rather than an in-between class model.
With the compact SUV competition extremely stiff, here are some highlights of this new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Design
This new 2018 Chevy Equinox has a compact yet appealing look. Lightweight materials used for body construction reducing around 400 pounds for good acceleration. For its design, automakers have used an all-new Chevy global design language. In fact, tipsters say its appearance matches somewhat to- Malibu, Cruze, and Volt.
Its wheelbase and height are shortened by 5.2 and 4.7 inches respectively. A 0.9-inch drop in height gives its frontal area a more aerodynamic appeal. Its new hood looks muscular and doesn’t cover the frontal grille which now sports the symbol up top.
This upper grille directly contacts the radiator grille which now has a wider frame and massive rectangular frame. Its lower part of the front still will have that old cladding. Its fog lights will be a tough wider and do look good. This together with its new LED in-build headlights, it presents the fascia a sharp appeal.
Its side viewing mirrors are sleeker than before. While it’s fixed glass at its back door receives a brand new appeal. Bolder body lines and contour lines are also seen and that together add more beauty to this new Chevrolet Equinox 2018.
Similar to its exterior, the inside also hosts some new changes. The dash is freshly styled and is bigger than before. A 7-8 MyLink inch infotainment system will also be seen. The bezel near the infotainment is also redesigned a little and will have silver surroundings.
New denim fabric seats with ample leg and shoulder space will give travelers more comfort while traveling. Its steering wheels experienced some changes too. Its central console is not square shaped anymore. Controlling buttons have also been changed. At the head of the steering will incorporate a top and middle gauge. Other 2 gauges will also be present and that will be for vehicle acceleration and engine.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox will also have a kneeling back seat meaning the seats can be folded. Its cargo space will be 63.5 cubic feet and will suffice.
Technology inclusions such as advanced MyLink systems and OnStar 4G LTE hotspot will be witnessed.
These are some interior aspects which could be known and one would have to wait for further updates.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Engine Specs
Its base engine will be a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. It could also come with a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 136 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.
Both these engines could be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
A possible 3rd engine variant could come in the form of a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder gasoline engine with 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This will be mated to 9-speed auto-shifters. Though it will come in a front wheel drive, it can be switched to AWD.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Price, Release Date, and Rivals:
The price of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be priced at around $23,500. It is expected to hit showrooms in 2017 spring. Its competition comes from Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.