Chevrolet continues to offer one of their most effective crossovers, Equinox, with a lot of pros and cons. Along with excellent powertrain options, customers complained upon fuel economy. Comfortable and quiet interior was missing safety features, and these weren’t at highest quality according to EPA rating. Because of that, new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be improved, and evidence of this could be seen on spy photos used while SUV was in street testing. Generally there we can see obvious thing, that new crossover comes redesigned. Heavy cover couldn’t conceal everything, so we have some knowledge about upcoming automobile.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox redesign
There are some posters leaked from the company about new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. This crossover is sportier than before, with more streamlined face. From user profile, it is lower and sleeker, while most from the lines could be recognized. Grille was revisited, according to spy shots. Now it should be blacked-out and with horizontal pattern. Lamps are swept-back in front, while on the back end are the same. Revolutionary changes are not planned, since company might launch new crossover, taking a place among 2018 Equinox and Traverse. If this strategy fails, new generation of the Equinox might be solution.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox engine
Till new generation, or new model arrives, this SUV will keep its powertrains. A lot criticized 4-cylinder unit will be carried more than. It is 2 . 4-l engine rated in around 180 hp and 175 pound-feet of torque. Other one, which was much better accepted, is 3. 6-l V6 device that produces 300 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque. Both drivetrains tend to be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission as well as 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is going to be offered each with front- or all-wheel drive.
Outside redesign could make new crossover more sleek, so performance could be upgraded. This SUV reached 60 mph in just below 10 seconds with four-cylinder engine, and in 7 seconds along with V6. Fuel economy will be much better, since designers will use more lightweight components in production. With these changes, 28 mpg rate is projected for vehicle along with smaller engine and FWD, while V6 takes more fuel. Engineers are planning to provide new Equinox in V6 AWD version with 20 mpg rate.