It has been said that there will be a plethora of changes in the upcoming 2018 Chevy Equinox. What’s great and interesting is that besides visual changes, improvements in several important factors like fuel economy, handling, and the overall performance will be done for ensuring a great driving experience to the customers.
The superior features of this SUV will be highlighted. Visual changes will be taking place both inside and outside of this vehicle. Although there is no official disclosure of any kind from the company, certain predictions have been made about this upcoming model.
2018 Chevy Equinox: Engine Changes
For its engine, a 2.4-liter variant will be used as a base unit. This engine will be able to produce 172 lb-ft of torque and 182 HP. Another engine option will be a 3.6-liter V6 variant which will be able to produce a torque of 272 lb-ft and 310 HP.
A 6-speed automatic transmission system is going to be charged with these engines. It has been said that both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive configuration will be in the option. A hybrid powertrain has also been expected to be used, but there is no confirmation of it. The engines are also going to differ with various trim that will be presented for this upcoming model.
Exterior and Interior Redesign
It’s really challenging to shed light on the changes to be incorporated into its outer body, as the spy shots hold that the prototype model has been heavily camouflaged when it was being tested on the open roads.
But this can also be regarded as a hint from the company for substantial changes to be brought out. Some car experts have said that the overall body weight will be dramatically reduced to increase the fuel economy of this 2018 Chevy Equinox.
Another major improvement will be in its suspension system which will give a great vehicle stability and an enhanced handling while driving on different terrains. ABS has been assumed to be featured on all the 4 wheels.
New sizes will be presented for the wheels; the company’s signature styling will be most prominent in its front fascia. The body will also be shaped to cope up with aerodynamics.
The interior of this upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is also in for a major overhaul. Upscale refinements in this cabin will include new luxurious materials for upholstery, upgrades over the technological features and increase in the overall space.
The My Link infotainment system will be upgraded and synced to a premium audio system. Aluminium will be used in the borders of AC vents, cup holders, and cabinet housing the gear shifter.
The rear seats have been said to feature folding option to increase the cargo space which adds to the utmost convenience.
Price and Release Date
The pricing of this upcoming SUV has been said to start from $23,495 and will be more for higher trims. It is not known as to when this redesigned 2018 Chevy Equinox will be available, but expect it to come out any sooner in mid-2017.