General Motors, the biggest American car manufacturer is planning to unveil very soon the newest 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. This new medium size crossover is apparently going to be an all-new model, that is going to be based on a completely new platform and will feature new design. The biggest news is a potential hybrid edition, but more details we may expect in second half of this year.
The American manufacturer decided to use D2XX platform, which should improve the overall performance of the car and reduce the weight. Besides this, thanks to this platform new Chevy will bring a several other advantages.
Redesign – Exterior & Interior
When it comes to the exterior, the latest 2017 Chevy Equinox will have a completely new design, not used before. The American manufacturer wants this car to be a mix of functional and stylish – which should not be a problem for a medium-size crossover. Unlike previous model, the new Equinox will have an exterior that looks modern and aggressive, which should help it compete against other crossovers in the current market. The front of the crossover will be elevated, even though the bottom will be closer to the ground, having lower clearance than the previous model.
The images that have surfaced on the Web show that the upcoming crossover will have regular headlights, with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front grille will be made out of black mesh and will be split in two parts – and in between them will be the enormous Chevrolet logo. The back of the new 2017 Chevrolet Equinox should get only small updates – taillights should get LED elements, rear spoiler should be redesigned and the rear bumper will fit better in the overall shape of the car.
Refined & updated Interior
There are no official images of the interior at this moment, but luckily there are some images that have been published online and that reportedly show the interior of the upcoming Equinox. There are many interesting details on the inside – first of all, images show a two-tone interior with grey seats that have a black stripe going through the middle – which is something that you don’t see in cars every day.
Furthermore, the touch screen display will be in the center of the dashboard, but it will not have a standard rectangular shape – it looks more like an oval display. Potential customers will be able to choose between regular fabric cloth and premium leather for the seats.
The engine range & Specs
Chevrolet is yet to officially announce which engines will be used in the 2017 Equinox, however, reports claim that the current base engine will be replaced with 2.5l 4-cylinder engine that produces 196 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. Second engine will most probably be the 3.6l V6 engine that will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
This engine produces 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. There is a possibility that the American manufacturer will offer a hybrid edition of the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, but there is no information about possible powertrain and power.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox Price
According to the latest rumors, the base version of the future Equinox should start at around $25,000, but this information is not confirmed, still. The biggest rivals are Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.
The latest GM’s crossover should go on sale in late 2016. According to the latest reports and car critis, the major advantage will be the new D2XX platform.