Thursday, September 22, 2016

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

This is all new. And looking fine so far.
The Equinox has been a big hit for Chevrolet, and I can see why GM didn't go nuts on the redesign.
So nothing crazy here, just a more modern, maybe even softer, version of the current design.

The interior seems to be a huge improvement though.

And the whole thing is about 400 pounds lighter. Which is pretty amazing.

It also explains why the new base engine is a "small" 1.5 Liter Turbo. Already used in the Malibu sedan.
And just like the Malibu, you can all order a larger and more powerful 2.0 Liter Turbo.
Both engines come with a new 9 speed automatic.

But unlike the Malibu, and anything else in the segment, you can now order the new Equinox with a Diesel option (!)
Which is quite a surprise.
It is a new 1.6 Liter engine.

So far, it looks like GM is really doing everything to make the new Equinox a huge hit.
Not only does it look good, but the engine choices are truly some of the most moderns out there.
And the diesel is sure to surprise quite a few people.
This is one gutsy move from GM.

Good for them!


Anonymous said...

I see a little Santa Fe Sport, a little MB. Tutti fruti.

6-speed said...

I hope the next GMC Terrain gets the same treatment and doesn't get all rounded off like the Acadia did.

Doug said...

The interior is fine, but the exterior is a hot mess. I don't like the character lines on the doors, I don't like the 1/2 chrome around the door windows, I don't like the taillights.

It's 2016 and we are still getting SUVs and CUVs with the fake 4 door pickup with a bed cap look, where the rear windows are not integrated with the door windows. I guess it is unique in 2016 that it doesn't have the same rising belt line as every other compact crossover, but still...

Anonymous said...

Why does that greenhouse make me think of the 1999 Mercedes ML?