New 2017 Chevy Equinox debuted with turbodiesel

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2017 Chevy Equinox SUV of the third generation capitulated to global trends. It is smaller and lighter, and this time has got a turbodiesel. By American standards, it is actually out of the ordinary event.
So, what new Equinox could offer to a potential buyer?

2017 Chevy Equinox release date

Sales will start in the United States in the first quarter of 2017.

2017 Chevy Equinox release date: Q1 2017

2017 Chevy Equinox price

The pricing is not announced yet, but we expect the same range in $25,000-$35,000 approximately.

2017 Chevy Equinox changes

The company showed the new Chevrolet Equinox 2018 model year, which will debut at one of the upcoming North American motor shows. Its predecessor, manufactured since 2009, enjoyed strong demand on the home market and sales grew year after year, regardless of age. But the time has come to modernize, and it has the radical one.

Changes to the Equinox is reminiscent of his “older cousin” GMC Acadia. Chevy of the last generation was rather big, and its dimensions virtually correspond to Volkswagen Touareg. The new car is noticeably “slimmer”: the length was reduced from 187.7 to 183.1″, and the wheelbase shrank from 112.3 to 107.2″. The width of the SUV remained virtually unchanged (72.5 in), height – 65.3″ which is less in almost an inch (0.9″). Despite a more modest size, the car has not less space – the width of the cabin has even increased. Most importantly, the SUV is not only visually prettier, but make a great thin: the weight was reduced as much as in 396 lbs!

2017 Chevy Equinox interior shots

2017 Chevy Equinox specs

The previous set of engines included the naturally aspirated I4 and V6 units, but now you won’t find it in the Equinox. Following the rather European technical fashion, the SUV switched to compact turbocharged engines of 1.5 and 2.0 liters displacement, which is paired with a 6-speed or the 9-speed automatic transmission. According to preliminary data, they develop 170 hp and 202 ft-lb and 252 hp and 260 ft-lb, respectively. But another really interesting thing – the engine range included a 1.6-liter turbodiesel (136 hp and 236 ft-lb), consuming on the road about 39 mpg. Despite diesel engines has not yet been honored by American manufacturers of cars. Thus, Equinox – the first North American Chevy with an engine line exclusively turbocharged units. Drive layout – front-wheel drive or AWD.

Also read about the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Price

2017 Chevy Equinox redesign

Exterior changed as expected – trying to support the finally-found corporate identity, crossover bears the features of the latest Chevy cars, like the 2017 Cruze and Malibu. The company focuses on significantly improved interior, although the cabin of the previous Equinox were also quite nice. Nevertheless, the novelty is better in terms of trimming and richer equipment – for example, the multimedia with a 7- or 8-inch screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The list of active safety systems includes such assistants as automatic braking and lane departure warning.

2017 Chevy Equinox images

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Summary

The new Equinox looks much better than before, but the turbo-only engines, along with the first Chevy SUV with turbodiesel, might be questionable for potential buyer.

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