New Chevy Equinox Get Diesel Engine For 2018 Model Year


The new generation of Chevrolet Equinox SUV is presented in America on September 22, 2016 (the day of the autumn equinox and the change of seasons), which, according to the manufacturer, hints at serious changes in the novelty in comparison with its predecessor.

This applies not only to the fresh design of the exterior, high-quality, modern and highly functional interior of the SUV, but also to the new technical stuffing. Under the hood of the new generation of the Equinox crossover, only turbo engines – a diesel 1.6L turbo-diesel and a pair of gasoline 1.5L turbo and 2.0L turbo – are registered.

The price of the new Chevrolet Equinox 2018 model year will be, according to preliminary information, from 22 thousand dollars, the start of sales in the first quarter of 2017.

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Modern Chevrolet Design

The appearance of the 3rd generation Chevrolet Equinox demonstrates the corporate design style of the American manufacturer used in the creation of Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Malibu. The front of the new generation of cars with a huge two-level grille, neat compact headlights, supplemented with searchlight long-range optics, and elegant lines of LED parking lights, solid and massive bumper with sections of fog lamps and direction indicators.

The new Chevrolet Equinox impresses with a proportional and harmonious body profile with large side doors and a dazzling slope of the rear roof rack, huge wheel arches that easily accommodate 19-inch wheels with 235/50 R19 rubber in their vast expanses. The car’s car looks laconic and even slightly simple, but everything is in its place: a large rectangle of the tailgate, neat plafonds of parking lights with LED filling, compact bumper.

Shrink in Size

In comparison with its predecessor, the novelty has dropped more than 180 kg of excess weight mainly due to the reduction of the overall dimensions of the body, but at the same time, the manufacturer announces the best body stiffness indicators due to the use of more steel with high and higher strength.

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The exterior dimensions of the body of the Chevrolet Equinox of the 2018 model year are 183.1″ in length, 72.5″ in width, 65.3″ in height, with 107.2″ of wheelbase.
By the way, a similar metamorphosis with a reduction in body weight and dimensions was experienced not so long ago by the larger GMC Acadia 2017.

Nice Performed Interior

Interior of the new generation of the American crossover Equinox meets the familiar Chevrolet Malibu sedan architecture of the front panel and the center console, comfortable first-ro, seats and a comfortable second-row seat. There is a modern multifunctional steering wheel with a small rim diameter, a well-read instrument panel, smooth panel lines and a wide center console with the MyLink multimedia system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available as an option OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi (color screen diagonal Choice of 7 or 8 inches), an intuitive climate control unit and convenient keys responsible for activation of auxiliary equipment.

As standard and additional chips, the novelty can boast a mass of advanced and innovative systems: New Safety Alert Seat, a new Surround Vision system, advanced Forward Collision Alert systems with the following distance indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The maximum useful volume of the luggage compartment is 63.4 cu ft. The floor of the trunk, by the way, is absolutely flat, as with a five-seat configuration of the cabin, and under the condition of adding separate backs of the second row.

Now Diesel

The crossover is standard with a front-wheel drive, as an option, a system of plug-in all-wheel drive, gearbox to choose 6-speed automatic transmissions (Hydra-Matic 6T40 and Hydra-Matic 6T45) and 9-speed automatic transmission (Hydra-Matic 9T50) for the most powerful gasoline engine.
In the engine compartment 3 generations Chevrolet Equinox exclusively turbocharged engines with four cylinders.

  • Diesel 1.6-liter turbo engine (136 hp 236 ft lb)
  • Gasoline 1.5-liter turbocharged (170 HP 202 ft lb)
  • Gasoline 2.0-liter turbo (252 HP 260 ft lb)

Interestingly, the new generation of the Equinox crossover on the concept of Chevrolet will become a global model and will be offered in 115 countries.


Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.5

New Equinox amazes us by its diesel engine and progressive design. It is more likely to continue being best-selling SUV on the market.

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