Chevrolet has announced next year’s first quarter roll out of the 2018 Equinox compact SUV. The 2018 Chevy Equinox presents a fresh and modern SUV, and comes with a new design and new propulsion systems.
The new Equinox’s expressive exterior has a lean, muscular skin echoing the global Chevrolet design cues and sculpted shapes seen in the Volt, Malibu and Cruze. Extensive aero development in the wind tunnel influenced the sleek shape.
It is a richer, more detailed design featuring chrome trim on all models and Malibu-inspired styling. Projector-beam headlights are standard, along with LED daytime running lamps. At the rear, horizontal taillights emphasize the Equinox’s wide stance, while uplevel models feature LED taillights.
The interior takes advantage of the Equinox’s all-new architecture to offer a down-and-away instrument panel, while a low windshield base provides a commanding outward view. New elements such as available denim-style seat fabric blend high style with high durability, while a new “kneeling” rear seat enhances functionality. With it, the bottom cushions tilt forward when the split-folding seatbacks are lowered, allowing a flat floor for easier loading.
The 2018 Equinox offers purposeful technology that helps keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected. Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies are front and center, including 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Equinox offers a comprehensive suite of available active safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features that provide ease of use and peace of mind on the road. Available advanced active safety features to enhance driver awareness on the road include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to avoid them, including: Safety Alert Seat, Surround Vision, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Seat Reminder, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Turbocharged engines and more.
A range of three turbocharged engines, including the compact SUV segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America, provides customers more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. They include a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo, matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.6L turbo-diesel.
The new Chevy Equinox is approximately 400 pounds (180 kg) lighter than the current model, a 10 percent weight reduction
Switchable AWD system. The compact SUV is slated for 2017 first quarter roll out in the U.S.A., followed by 115 additional global markets later in the year.