According to the latest spy photos, the all-new 2021 Chevy Equinox crossover will get some notable changes. The manufacturer is keeping all secretly, however, some information are leaked. So, from them, the new model will get better tech, materials inside and the new powertrain alongside the old one.
The all camouflaged 2021 Chevy Equinox that was spotted on the road doing tests shows us some changes. The new quad exhaust system is present and it suggests the new engine under the hood. Unfortunately, to this date, this engine specs are still a mystery. The third-gen SUV will be available next year and we can expect more news soon.
2021 Chevy Equinox Exterior Design, Platform
The 2021 Chevy Equinox will get some visual upgrades. The new model still rides on the same GM D2 platform. Furthermore, many popular models are built on the same platform as Buick Envision, GMC Terrain, Buick Verano, Chevy Cruze and more. This platform makes this small crossover SUV one of the most competitive in the industry.
Furthermore, the upcoming Equinox will surely introduce small updates. Most of them will be on the front and rear fascia. The two-tiered headlight design will be borrowed from the Blazer model. Also, according to the officials, the next Equinox model will get a few new exterior colors.
The cabin of the recently caught 2021 Chevy Equinox will be attractive and it will get some changes and updates. Unfortunately, there is no available image to describe what will be changed. According to the rumors, the manufacturer will update techs inside and it will add more premium materials. Also, the new model will get a bigger dash and the standard 7-inch infotainment system will remain.
However, choosing the higher trims, buyers will get a bigger 8-inch touchscreen. We can also expect a practical cabin that will provide rooms for everyone in. The 2021 Chevy Equinox as the current model is available with two rows of seats and rooms for five passengers. The seats provide comfort on the long ride. The cargo will remain the same with a 63.4 cubic feet of space. In the same segment, the model Honda CR-V provides more cargo and passenger rooms.
2021 Chevy Equinox Powertrain
As from the images that we got, the spied 2021 Chevy Equinox has got the new quad exhaust system. So, we can expect a new engine option. Also, the manufacturer will keep the same old engines under this model. However, at this moment there is no clue what will be changed. From some rumors, all engines will get more outputs and better consumption. The current model comes with 1.5-liter gasoline powertrain that delivers 170 HP and 205 lb-ft of torque. The fuel consumption of this model is 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Also, there are two more engines to choose from. The first option is a 2.0-liter that makes 255 horses and 260 lb-ft torque. The last one and the third option is a turbodiesel 1,6 liter that produces 140 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque. All models above as the new engine will be available with the front-wheel-drive system as standard. However, an all-wheel-drive system is optional. Also, the 6-speed automatic gearbox comes as standard, while the new 9-speed automatic transmission is optional.
Release Date and Price
The all-new 2021 Chevy Equinox model is spied testing on the public road, and it will bring some changes. This attractive SUV will debut in the second half of 2020, according to the news.
The price is still a mystery, but we can expect this model to be in range the current one that cost $26,000. The 2021 Chevy Equinox will be the main rival to the models Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Kia Sportage and more.