2018 Chevy Equinox Redesign, Release Date
You are not alone if you have a big willing to anticipate the coming of 2018 Chevy Equinox. Many of us expect the same that this car should be released soon. It is one of the most successful crossovers that can be presented by Chevrolet. In fact, the current model is well accepted with the sales record for more than a million units in North America only since its second-generation that was released in 2010. Besides, the car is also more popular in Europe. With its great popularity, we think that there should be an extensive refresh in the next generation.
We have seen some improvements from the spy shots. The car was under heavy camouflage and we are pretty sure that it will get complete revision from the picture we got. It is mentioned by many reliable sources that the automaker will support it with new compact platform named D2XX platform. As a result, the current weight is reduced which gives better fuel economy and performance than before. In addition, it has sportier look compared to the current with the redesigned front side. A new grille is added with revised LED projector headlights and there will be DRLs for LT and LTZ trims. The new fog lights are also available for the front side. About the higher trim levels of 2018 Chevy Equinox, it might come with larger grille and chrome accent. It is also clear to us to see the rear with the redesigned bumper inserts and dual element taillights. Likely, the base model comes with 17-inch wheels and the higher trims will be 18-inch. The body panels are also wrapped with the camouflage which means that they have been revised it too.
In the previous model, the big issue is the non-impressive fuel economy and the needs of more safety features, but sadly we don’t have the close images for the cabin of 2018 Chevy Equinox. It is important to come with more comfortable driving experience. Rumors said that it is planned to get 7-inch touch screen, OnStar system with 4GLTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspots. Buyers can also enjoy the rear view camera, radio, quality sound system, pair of tablets for rear entertainment which are mounted on the front seats headrests. We glad that it sounds Chevrolet listened a lot to the current complains. They will enhance the safety with quality package of airbags, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, stability and traction control, lane departure assist, high beam lights for higher trim, rear cross traffic alert and others.
2018 Chevy Equinox has not been announced officially for its engine performance but rumors said that the model will go with the same engine as Buick Envision. If so, it might go with 2.5 liter and 4-cylinder unit for the base model. There is also 1.5 liter engine just like Malibu Sedan for its better fuel consumption. Engines will be mated to six-speed auto transmission and nine-speed auto transmission. Front-wheel drive for standard and all-wheel drive is for optional.
Release Date and Price
It might be available in the second quarter of 2017 with the price tag started from $24,000 to $35,000 for 2018 Chevy Equinox.