Chevrolet's second-best selling model Equinox gets redesigned for 2018. The third generation Equinox crossover utility vehicle is sleeker and lighter; in fact, it is 400 pounds lighter than the current model.
Alan Batey, president of Global Chevrolet and GM's North American operations said, "We've got the strongest truck business in the industry and we've reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu. We're applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business - starting with the Chevrolet Equinox."
The new model is packed with projector-beam headlamps, rear horizontal tail lamps and chrome accents on all trim levels. There are three turbocharged engines - a 1.5-liter turbo, a 2.0-liter turbo, mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission - and a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel.
The interior of the car is also redesigned and it includes new features such as optional denim-style seat fabric, new kneeling rear seats. New safety features include forward collision alert, low-speed forward automatic emergency braking, surround vision and Teen Driver.
"Customers who previewed the vehicle early on had a strong emotional response to the sleek and sophisticated exterior design. Those same themes are carried through to the interior, making space beautifully intuitive," said John Cafaro, executive director of GM Design.
The new Equinox will be manufactured at General Motors' CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario and it will go on sale by end of March 2017.