This is one of the best-selling General Motors brands in the United States. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a next generation brand for Chevrolet which is sport a streamlined face and lower, sleeker profile based on recently leaked photographs. The front end looks to be more in line with that of the current traverse large crossover that was replaced by the dual-port grille with a wider, deeper opening that flares back to the headlamps. In addition, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is expected to take over RAV 4, CR-V and Escape market through competition.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Exterior and Interior Features
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be lesser in size for a Better fitment in the bow ties brand which is competition for more popular brands like CR-V (Honda’s) rather than remaining somewhere between categories. From GM, this is a brand that is being squeezed in between the compact 2018 Equinox and the next full-size 8-seater Traverse as the mid-size brand. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will compete with the likes their competitors Nissan’s Pathfinder while still scaling down. From its appearance, it is adopted stylish silhouette than its predecessor model or the underway traverse. However, it shares a similar upright and boxier front end design with the traverse. The exterior will be totally revised and based on a new compact platform referred to as the D2XX platform. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is expected to ride on 17-inch wheels while higher trims will get 18-inches. It is quite clear that from the exterior, the Chevrolet Equinox 2018 will be sportier with redesigned bumper inserts and dual-element taillights.
The interior is not quite comprehensible at this stage, as the model is still far from its on-sale date implying cabin styling is underway. However, we understand that the model will have improved elements to provide a more comfortable driving experience. There will be a 7.0- inch touch screen in addition to featuring an OnStar system with 4GLTE connectivity and WI-FI hotspots. There will be a rear camera and a radio and sound system for entertainment purposes. For the rear, there will be a pair of tablets mounted on the headrests of front seats. Safety has been improved with the inclusion of airbags. In addition, there will be various driving aids such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure assist, higher aligned beam lights among others.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Powerful Engine and Performance
The engine options comprise a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four with 179 ph with General Motors’ 2.0-liter or 1.5-liter turbocharged fours possibly being provided at an extra cost. The 1.5-liter engine like the Malibu sedan one is ideal to balance fuel consumption economy and power. Equinox 2018 is expected to get a 6-speed automatic engine not unless GM decides to pull one on us with a 9-speed automatic engine. This is based on the fact that GM is working on a partnership with Ford. The model will be provided a front-wheel standard drive though all-wheel drive is available.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Price and Expected Release Date
The General Motors management have not yet announced a release date but from its name Chevrolet Equinox 2018- we expect and would deduct the release date to be sometime in 2018. This is because there is still much to be done including the interiors of the 2018 Chevy Equinox which have not yet been conceived. However, it is likely to come in the second quarter of 2017. Its price remains unknown still as not all- inclusive details are known. However, based on competition in the segment, the price should not vary much from that of the current model that ranges from $ 23,495 to $35,000. In totality, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox should have the best chance in the market owing to good reputation while its whole design is quite competitive. To be able to do this more comprehensively, a few more months of waiting upon advancements should serve the purpose.