Models for the new 2018 model year is slowly appearing in front of the audience. Upcoming auto shows will host a number of new SUV models. 2018 Chevy Equinox has several good reasons to become one of the small-crossover SUV that you think of when you mention this category. What is Chevrolet has done with this model, it was difficult to expect. Neither can be said that company follows fashion trends. However, they managed to attract attention. The new 2018 Equinox will be available in the first quarter of 2017, the US market. After this, it will win another 115 other markets.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Redesign
2018 Chevy Equinox is set on a GM Delta platform. Besides the fact that he has lost 400 pounds overweight, and all other dimensions are significantly reduced. New Equinox loses 4.7 inches of length, an inch in height, and 5.2 inches off its wheelbase. Besides being trimmed down, redesigned Chevrolet Equinox can boast a new design. After the impact of the Cruze, Malibu and Volt models. Doors and side panels, and also a grille are redesigned. We assume that the sale will be returned to last year’s level. New look and new power units will most likely alleviate the drop in sales of 17% last year.
2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel USA Specs
The other two reasons that in advance attract attention to the new 2018 Equinox model are drive units on offer. Chevrolet has decided to offer Equinox Diesel for MY 2018. Model equipped with a diesel engine will be the first time found in the offer, the US market. No matter how unrealistic it may sound, starts becoming real. Especially when 1.6 L turbo-diesel engine with 136 hp and 320 Nm of torque promises 40 mpg on the highway. This engine will be combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Average fuel consumption is 5.9 l per 100 km.
Third-generation model I will offer two highly efficient petrol engines, except diesel unit. These are the 1.5 L turbo-petrol engine with 170 hp and 275 Nm of torque. In combination with the 6-speed AT, this engine consumes 7.6 liters per 100 km on the highway. 2.0 l petrol engine with turbo charger is the last card of the new 2018 Chevy Equinox model. This engine is paired with a 9-speed AT. On the highway consumes 8.4 liters per 100 km, and develops 252 hp. The base model will be offered with front-wheel drive. 4×4 drive, the customers can get for an extra charge.
New Interior Design and Features
It would be a bit disappointing that the redesign of the new generation 2018 Equinox SUV ends here. Of course, the company apart from the outside design and new engines decided to rejuvenate and improve the appearance and function of the interior of the vehicle. Inspired by the design models from the current offerings, Chevrolet placed large touchscreen above a more cohesive set of buttons in the new Equinox. The dashboard is lower and less bulky. New materials and new systems are now an integral part of the vehicle. 7 and 8 inches is the size of the screen MyLink infotainment system, which is connected to CarPlay Apple and Android Auto. Safety systems that are on the list of standard equipment are Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure and Side Blind Zone Alert.