The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the redesigned version of the current Equinox that has undergone two refreshes one for the model year 2010 and other for the model year 2016. Although the current model has been refreshed recently, Chevrolet has planned the refresh the model again for the next year. It is expected that the new vehicle would be constructed on the Delta platform, meaning that it will be offered with the front-wheel drive system as standard, whereas the luxurious models will be offered with the all-wheel-drive system as an option. Furthermore, unlike the current model, the new Equinox is expected to come with two rows of seats, eliminating the third seat row to offer a more cargo space and a comfortable sitting space to five people.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
The 2018 Chevy Equinox is expected to come with a redesigned front part. It is expected that the headlamps will be positioned slightly lower, with the horizontal design, whereas the fog lights may go beyond the exterior of the front part.
When moving to sides, the new vehicle comes with an upright A-pillar, offering more headroom to the passengers sitting in the front. The roof of the vehicle inclines down towards its back end, which is derived from the padding on the back part. The stationary part glass of the 2018 Chevy Equinox will be offered with new form and size. Most parts of the sides are wrapped with pads and the character line flows from the front wheel in the front to the back, similar to that of in the current Equinox, but in a governing form. The rear part of the new vehicle is also enormously padded, but the taillights are very similar(a bit higher) than those of the current model. There are outlets in the back part for double exhaust passages.
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2018 Equinox dimensions:
– Length 183.1 inches
– Width 72.6 inches
– Height 65.4 inches
– wheelbase 107.3 inches
Chevrolet Equinox 2018 Interior
Although the 2016 Equinox has not received many modifications in its interior style, the new Equinox may get some notable changes in its cabin. However, the earlier model was equipped with upscale features, so the same will be carried over to the new model Equinox, but with an improved fit and finish. This time, the cabin comes equipped with a brand-new 7-inch or 8-inch display with MyLink infotainment systems a redesigned middle stack, which holds a touch-screen display of size eight inches. It also holds a more simplified design of controls and keys. Connectivity is supported over Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot(available). There are also some additional control keys for the future use when the infotainment systems will be provided with more controlling features to regulate the air conditioning and heating. The cabin comes with the cargo volume from 31.4 cubic feet to 33.5 cubic feet. SUV Weight is 3,327 Lbs.
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Safety features(active + passive):
– Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
– Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
– Safety Alert Seat
– Cross Traffic Alert
– Forward Collision Alert + Following Distance Indicator
– Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
– Rear Seat Reminder
– advanced active safety features(available)
Even though Chevrolet has not yet confirmed about the engine options of its 2018 model Equinox, it is expected that the US version and European version may get different engines. Accordingly,
The US version of the new vehicle comes equipped with the 1.5-liter turbo DOHC DI unit and with a 2.0-liter turbo DOHC DI capacity unit found in the current model. The 1.5-liter offered the current vehicle the maximum power and twist of 170 ponies and 203 pounds per foot respectively, whereas the 2.0-liter unit offered the maximum power and twist of 252 ponies and 260 pounds per foot respectively. However, the new engine of the new Chevy Equinox 2018 will be finely tuned to offer better powertrain figures and fuel economy. The expected highway mileage will be 31 mpg(1.5l), 28 mpg(2.0l) and 40 mpg for the diesel engine.
On the other hand, the European version of the new Equinox comes equipped with a four-cylinder 1.6L turbo-diesel engine with the maximum power and twist of 136 hp @ 3,500 to 4,000 rpm and 236 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm respectively. The expected combined mileage would be 29 mpg, while 40 mpg will be on the highway.
The 1,5-liter and 1,6-liter engines come with Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission, while 2.0 unit comes with Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic.
Date of release and base price
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be released for sale during late 2017 and early 2018. The starting price of the vehicle will be MSRP $23,580.
2018 Chevy Equinox photos