The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV 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 2018 model 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 spy photos
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Changes
The next generation Chevrolet 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 gets an upright A-pillar, offering more headroom to the passengers sitting in the front. The roof inclines down towards its back end, which is derived from the padding on the back part. The stationary part glass 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 2018 Chevrolet Equinox rear part is also enormously padded, but the taillights are not much taller than those of the current model. The hatch also appears that it will widen additionally downward as the back part sits lower than on the existing model, as well. There are outlets in the back part for double exhaust passages. Latest news is that SUV will be lighter for about 400-pounds.
New 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 passed to the next 2018 Equinox, but with an improved fit and finish. This time, the cabin will have a brand-new instrument cluster with a bigger information monitor(7.0-inces and 8.0-inches), 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. There are also some additional control keys for the future use when the infotainment systems(MyLink) will be provided with more controlling features to regulate the air conditioning and heating. Also, there is Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot as we heard. The 2018 Chevy Equinox cabin comes with the cargo volume from 31.4 cubic feet to 33.5 cubic feet.
Optional features are numerios, here are some of it:
– rear camera
– forward-collision warning
– close-distance warning
– automatic braking at low speed
– blind-spot monitoring
– lane-keeping help
– cross-traffic alert at the back
– rear seat warning(a bit crazy, remind parent not to leave kids at back)
2018 Chevy Equinox Interior
Even though Chevrolet has not yet confirmed about the engine options of its new Equinox 2018, 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 new turbo 2.0-liter capacity unit and with a 1.5-liter (4-cylinder) capacity unit found in the current model. The 2.4-liter and 3.6-liter engines go to history. The new turbo 2.0-liter(used in Envision) gets the current vehicle maximum power of 252 ponies and twist of 260 pounds per foot respectively, whereas the 1.5-liter pulls the maximum 172 ponies and twist of 203 pounds per foot. However, the new engine will be finely tuned to offer better powertrain figures and fuel economy. The expected highway mileage will be 28 mpg. The 2.0 engine will be mated to a nine-velocity automatic gearbox, the newest Hydra-Matic 9T50 from GM.
On the other hand, the US and European version of the all-new Chevrolet Equinox 2018 should get a 1.6-lite four-cylinder diesel engine. this engine is using new Chevy Cruze, it has maximum power and the twist of 136 ponies and 236 pounds per foot respectively. The diesel and 1.5 petrol engines will use different transmission, six-speed Hydra-Matic. The expected highway mileage for diesel should be 40 mpg, and for petrol engine about 31 mpg for highway.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Engine
1.5 litre/4-cylinder engine
2.0 litre/6-cylinder engine(V6)
1.6 Litre/4-cylinder diesel engine
Date of release and base price
The latest Chevy SUV will be released for sale during the first part of 2017. The price of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be announced the release of the vehicle.