Chevrolet will update its presence in the compact SUV segment on the US arket. The GM brand will launch the 2018 version of the Equinox, a car that is very popular among US customers.
Extensive aero development in the wind tunnel influenced the shape, featuring chrome trim on all models and Malibu-inspired styling. Projector-beam headlamps are standard, along with LED daytime running lamps. At the rear, horizontal taillamps and LED taillamps complete the look.
The interior has a denim-style seat fabric blend, 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.
Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies are 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
A range of three turbocharged engines, including the compact SUV segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America, will offers clients a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo, matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.6L turbo-diesel.
The 2018 Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017 in North America. It rolls out to approximately 115 additional global markets later in the year.