The Equinox is a compact crossover made by Chevrolet. This model was originally launched in 2005 and it is currently in its second generation. Original model was produced until 2009, when it was redesigned. Second-generation model is still under production. It is important to say that this model didn’t receive any facelift or other bigger change (except new engine and some other mechanical modifications) for all these years, so it is legal to say that this model is pretty much outdated. Because of that, company works on next-generation model, which could come already in 2017. Until 2017 Chevrolet comes, company will make some minor modifications on the current model in order to keep it fresh for some year or two.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox details and rumors
As we already said, next generation model is in development. It is still unknown when it will come exactly, but it is possible that it could come already as 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. However, there is still a lot of work to do, so company made some modifications on current model. We will see some new details like reshaped grille, headlights, some new trims etc. When it is about third generation, it is still hard to say something precise, so we must rely on rumors. The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox should come based on new platform. Its outside look is still unknown, but it should be much attractive, compare to current model. Same thing is with interior. The cabin should be completely redesigned. Some bigger changes in dimension aren’t expected, but new model should come more space inside, both for the passengers and cargo, if company wants to make a model competitive to Japanese and European competition.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox under the hood
At this point, we don’t know much about engines that are planned for 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, so we must rely mainly on speculations and our predictions. While current 3.6 V6 unit with 301 horsepower is expected to carry over, destiny of four-cylinder engine is unknown. There are also some rumors that new model will come with hybrid configuration too. It will be a combination of some 4-cylinder petrol and electric motor, but more precise details are still unknown.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox release date, price and competition
It is still unknown when 2017 Chevrolet Equinox will come. There are rumors that next-generation model could came in early 2017. When it is about price, some bigger deviations aren’t expected. Main competitors will be models like Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 or Ford Escape.