At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Chevrolet company unveiled the new 2016 Chevrolet Equinox 5-seater SUV. The new model was presented with a small refreshment design and changes. The changes mostly include the level of equipment and the improvement of efficiency and economy. A completely new generation (third generation) of this model is expected in spring 2017. It is not clear whether the new model will carry the name 2017 Chevrolet Equinox or 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Either way, completely redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Equinox arrives in spring 2017.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox – Redesign
The 2016 model has received a facelift and interior improvements. Facelift refers to the grille, which is now deeper with horizontal chrome detailing. The same changes and improvements designs are applied and in 2016 GMC Terrain models. In addition, the 2016 Equinox has a new trim level. Specifically, a new trim level, L, replaces the base level, as LS trim level is bumped up the second level. LS and LTZ trims are getting more features, while the LT trim remained unchanged. LT1 and LT2 trims are no longer available.
No significant changes and improvements for this popular mid-size crossover. But the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox arrives completely redesigned. This model will mark the beginning of a new generation of models. The new Equinox will be placed on a compact D2XX platform. The new platform will affect the weight reduction of the vehicle. Reducing the mass effect of reducing fuel consumption. Thus 2017 Equinox will be more attractive to a larger number of customers. In addition, the new platform enables new and more advanced vehicle design.
According to some announcements, the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox will launch a new four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine with 196 horsepower and 253 Nm of torque. This should be the base engine, which powers the Chevy Malibu model. Beside him, on offer will be the 3.6-liter V6 engine combined with a 6-speed transmission. This engine delivers 310 horsepower with a maximum torque of 272 lb.-ft. In addition to models with petrol engine, it can be expected at 2017 Chevrolet Equinox plug-in hybrid version.
Price of 2017 Chevy Equinox
Price for the 2016 MY models ranging from $ 25,000 to $ 33.500. Depending on the level of redesign and improvement of the new generation, and the price will be formed. In our opinion, the price for the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox should not be significantly different from the rates for the 2016 model year.