General Motors chose September 22nd – propitiously, the day of the fall equinox – to unveil its new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Scheduled to make its debut at dealerships in the first trimester of 2017, the 2018 Equinox has undergone a few changes since its previous version.
For starters it followed a strict weight-loss regimen: The 2018 will be 180 kg (or about 400 lbs) lighter than the 2017 edition. Its design evokes in turn the Volt, the Malibu and the Cruze, and it will feature standard projector-beam headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights (on certain trims) and more.
The interior of the 2018 Equinox includes denim-style seat covering, 7- and 8-inch screens with MyLink, Apple CarPlay/Google Android Auto compatibility and available OnStar 4G LTE system. In terms of safety features, consumers will benefit from such systems as front collision alert, automatic low-speed emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and GM’s exclusive safety alert seat.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet Equinox will feature either a 1.5L turbo, 2.0L turbo or 1.6L turbo-diesel engine; in all three cases the power output has not yet been specified by GM.