2018 Chevy Equinox Redesign, Release Date
For 2010 model, the second generation of Chevy Equinox hit the showroom and it went for a refresh for 2016. It is no surprise if we have seen the caught of next generation of its testing in Europe. There is a big indication that the next generation is designed with the base of Opel and Vauxhall. 2018 Chevy Equinox might surprise its rivals if it comes to the market.
Based on what we have seen from the spy shots for its test mule, it comes with full cover. The headlights and fog lamps decoy with the taillight. The front profile showed that the fog lamps can be moved to outside of the front fascia and lower headlights are added to give more horizontal look. About the fenders, it seems that there is A-pillar designed for a more upright look so that the front is taller which is possible to increase the headroom for front seats. In the rear end, it is a bit slope downward. Padding covers are added for the side and we see a hint that the character line from front wheel to rear wheel. The unpadded lower side gives no character which means that this part can be similar to the current model of 2018 Chevy Equinox.
As usual, we cannot catch what they have done inside because it is impossible to get close enough to the car. The refreshed 2016 model didn’t come with many updates and we might say that this new 2018 Chevy Equinox will come out with pretty upscale materials. It is expected to have new instrument cluster, larger information screen, eight-inch touchscreen display for revised center stack and more simplified layout for buttons and controls. The rear seat should be foldable to increase the cargo room and the entertainment for the rear passengers should be added too.
2018 Chevy Equinox for the current US version comes with 2.4 liter for 182 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque. Or, there is 3.6 liter to offer 301 hp and 272 pound-feet. This engine might be carried over for the future of 2018 model. But the automaker should modify to give better fuel consumption and decrease the emissions. The European market will go with four-cylinder engines petrol or diesel to generate 140 hp and 270 hp. They will use six-speed manual transmission for standard and six-speed auto for optional.
2018 Chevy Equinox Release Date and Price
It is hard to predict the price but the current starting price in US $23,900 and the cost can increase to $31,000 for front-wheel drive model of 2018 Chevy Equinox. It might be ready to come sometime in 2018.