2018 Chevy Equinox Changes and Release
The largest and most renowned car manufacturers already present their designs for the 2018 model year. Some of them come with a small refreshment and some with bigger promotions, while some come with a complete redesign and as representatives of a new generation of models. One of the models attracting great attention is 2018 Chevy Equinox, which arrives in a brand new release. Its sales will start in the first half of 2017. The first will be offered in the US market, and then in other world markets.
General Motors has intentions the new Equinox becomes one of the leaders in the segment of small-crossover SUV models. Just for this reason, 2018 Equinox arrives completely different from the current model. First of all, the new model gets a new platform, the changed dimensions, reduced weight and a new range of power units. The unique self, and totally outside the framework of the new trends in the segment, 2018 Chevy Equinox is ready to set new standards and establish a new system of values.
2018 Chevy Equinox Design
The new model uses the GM Delta platform. In relation to the current model, the reduced weight of about 400 pounds. And the dimensions of the new model are different. 2018 model loses 4.7 inches of length, 1 inch in height, and 5.5 inches off its wheelbase. These changes make it trimmed down.
In addition to reducing weight and dimensional changes, the new Equinox is changing and design. Under the influence of the company’s other models, the vehicle gets a new design of doors and side panels. As well as a redesigned grille. The biggest influence on the design of vehicles have Cruze, Volt and Malibu models.
In addition to changes in the exterior design, 2018 Chevy Equinox will be different, and inside the cabin. Interior design, quality materials and advanced features, raise the quality of the new model. New Equinox excels large touchscreen above a more cohesive set of buttons, ant the dashboard is lower and less bulky. There is also a MyLink infotainment system with 8 inches display, which is connected to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With all this, the list of standard equipment is a large number of the most advanced security systems.
2018 Chevy Equinox Specs
We have already mentioned that Chevrolet introduces novelties and the offer of power units for the new Equinox. For the first time in the US market, the company will offer a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel. In this model will find a 1.6-liter turbo diesel unit with 136 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. It is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This extremely economical engine promises 40 mpg on highway.
In addition to the new diesel engine, 2018 Chevy Equinox offers two highly efficient petrol engines. The first is a 1.5-liter turbo petrol unit, which in combination with 6-speed automatic transmission developing 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. As for the economy, with its 31 mpg on the highway, this engine belongs to a class of efficient and economical.
The most powerful and the largest unit, which Chevrolet is prepared for the new Equinox, is the 2.0-liter petrol unit supported with turbo chargers. In combination with 9-speed automatic transmission, the engine develops 252 horsepower with 28 mpg on highway. The base version of the model, regardless of the power unit is available with FWD. The AWD is available as an option also for all versions.