Chevrolet is planning to completely overhaul the equinox lineup and will present it as 2017 Chevy Equinox. Chevy will brand this lineup as a compact crossover model so that the buyer won’t get confused that whether it is a mid size model or compact model. This new model will represent the third generation lineup of Equinox that would carry a lot of updates both in interior and exterior. To fit it in a compact crossover segment, Chevy will reduce the overall measurement of this model. This third gen model would be built on D2XX platform which would use a lightweight body material that would help this crossover in getting better performance and fuel efficiency. It will also share its platform with Buick Envision. Chevy is very slow in refinement because the second generation of Equinox was launched in the year 2009 and its improvement speed was very slow.
2017 Chevy Equinox – Body and Designs:
Lot of improvements will be carried out in 2017 Chevy Equinox that would bring a significant change in outlook. Chevy will offer four trim level of this lineup and they are:
- L which is the base trim.
- LTZ which will be highest trim.
The whole outer design will get inspiration from 2017 Chevy Equinox’s new design language that will present new curves and improved aerodynamics. Important parts that would enhance the exterior beauty are:
- Chrome slat grille.
- Chrome skid plate.
- Cruze style LED headlight.
- High projection fog lamp.
- Chrome side mirror with heating feature.
- Optional side running step.
- 24 inch double film metal tires.
- Specially designed wheel spokes.
- Slightly protruded bumper.
- Chrome finished exhaust.
- Power lift gate.
- LED stop light.
- Multi speed intermittent rear wiper.
Cabin design of 2017 Chevy Equinox SUV will offer more space than its previous lineup along with the availability of large amount technical amenities. For passenger’s comfort, leg and head space has been increased. It will carry a lot of up to date equipment along with addition of some new amenities like:
- OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity.
- Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Advanced rear view camera.
- Large central console with premium audio system.
The seating arrangement will include leather trim seats along with power adjustable option and lumber support.
2017 Chevy Equinox – Whole Power Unit
There is probability that it might get a new engine which is a 1.4 liter EcoTec four-cylinder or a turbocharged 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine. It might also add a powerful engine which will be a 2.0 liter turbocharged EcoTec four-cylinder LTG engine. These engines would be padded with six speed and eight speed automatic transmission and it would give a fuel economy of 40 mpg on highway.
2017 Chevy Equinox – Expected Arrival and Pricing:
This third generation 2017 Chevy Equinox will be available in 2016 calendar year and its starting price will be around $22,000. The top version will carry all kind of amenities and would have a price point of $30,000.