The 2018 Chevy Equinox is said to be gearing for an introduction into the automotive market with a number of design changes. With that being said, the changes are believed to result in heightened fuel economy as well as overall efficiency for consumers. Additionally, it does warrant mentioning, that this forthcoming model will be ushering in a third generation of the vehicle and with that, it may find itself sold as a 2017 model variant according to a rumor.
2018 Chevy Equinox – Drivetrain Configuration
According to a number of online reports, the new model variant of the Equinox will garner its power from a 2.4-liter power unit. This unit will be able to provide an output of upwards of 182 hp horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. This is said to be the base engine for the vehicle line. In addition, the consumer will also be able to opt for a 3.6-liter V-6 power unit that is able to deliver an estimated 310 hp and 272 pounds per feet of torque. This engine option will find itself smartly mated with a six-speed transmission. It is also expected that the Equinox will deliver a hybrid powertrain option to automotive consumers although the automaker has not release specifics regarding that aspect.
2018 Chevy Equinox – Redesign Exterior, Interior and Trim Levels
As will be seen, the 2018 model year variant of the Equinox received interior enhancements as well as an exterior facelift. The facelift will include the front grille that will now be deeper and feature horizontal chrome details. Additionally, there will be new trim levels presented to consumers that include the following: The L (which will replace base level) as the LS trim level moves to the second tier. The trim levels of LS and LTZ will remain but will include more features as the LT trim level will remain unchanged. The trim levels of LT1 and LT2 will no longer be available for the forthcoming offering of the 2018 Chevy Equinox. The vehicle will be placed upon the compact platform of D2XX which will offer the vehicle a reduction of weight. Moreover, the new edition to the Equinox portfolio will present to consumers as a more attractive vehicle to a larger consumer base.
There is very, very little known about the interior cabin of the Equinox. Due to the reputation of the American automotive giant, a consumer should easily expect that the cabin will feature the latest in automotive technologies and safety features.
2018 Chevy Equinox – Release Date and Price
There are a handful of unofficial reports that contend that the 2018 Chevy Equinox will become available for sale during the spring of next year. The base pricing range for the vehicle is said to not veer far from that of the 2016 model variant which would place it in the neighborhood of $25,000 to $33,500. Given that the forthcoming model variant of the Chevy Equinox will be virtually brand new, the base pricing will be closer to the higher end of $33,500. As we move closer to the end of the current year, it is fairly certain that the automotive giant will begin to release more specified information to the automotive public at large.