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CHEVROLET INTRODUCES ALL-NEW 2018 EQUINOX
The perfect balance of design and technology
Call it the right balance. On
the autumnal equinox,
Chevrolet introduced the all-
new 2018 Equinox, a fresh
and modern SUV sized and
designed to meet the needs
of the compact SUV
Today’s compact SUV
customers want a vehicle
that meets all of their
needs, from design,
connectivity and safety
perspectives. The Equinox delivers on all fronts, starting with its fresh new design and all-
new propulsion systems.
Fresh, new design
The new Equinox’s expressive exterior has a lean, muscular skin echoing the global
Chevrolet design cues and sculpted shapes seen in the Volt, Malibu and Cruze. Extensive
aero development in the wind tunnel influenced the sleek shape.
It is a richer, more detailed
design featuring chrome
trim on all models and
are standard, along with
LED daytime running
lamps. At the rear,
emphasize the Equinox’s
wide stance, while uplevel
models feature LED
“Customers who previewed the vehicle early on had a strong emotional response to the
sleek and sophisticated exterior design,” said John Cafaro, executive director, GM Design.
“Those same themes are carried through to the interior, making the space beautifully
The interior takes
advantage of the
offer a down-
while a low
such as available denim-style seat fabric blend high style with high durability, while a new
“kneeling” rear seat enhances functionality. With it, the bottom cushions tilt forward when
the split-folding seatbacks are lowered, allowing a flat floor for easier loading.
The 2018 Equinox offers purposeful technology that helps keep passengers safe,
comfortable and connected.
Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies are front and center, including 7- and 8-inch-
diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android
Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
compatibility is subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, as well as a compatible smartphone.)
The Equinox offers a comprehensive suite of available active safety technologies and
adaptive crash-avoidance features that provide ease of use and peace of mind on the
Teen Driver is also offered, allowing parents to set controls and review an in-vehicle report
card in order to encourage safer driving habits, even when they are not in the vehicle.
Available advanced active safety features to enhance driver awareness on the road include
radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash
threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to avoid them, including:
New Safety Alert Seat
New Surround Vision
New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
New Rear Seat Reminder
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Turbocharged engines and more
A range of three turbocharged engines — including the compact SUV segment’s first turbo-
diesel in North America — provides customers more choices when it comes to
performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
They include a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo — matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic
transmission — and a 1.6L turbo-diesel.
“With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that
are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice
president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for each is the power of a larger
engine and the efficiency of a smaller engine.”
The new Equinox is the first Chevrolet model in North America to use an all-turbocharged,
multi-engine powertrain lineup. That includes the expected segment-exclusive 1.6L turbo-
diesel that will offer customers excellent efficiency and capability.
“It is an all-new SUV from the ground up and one that takes on the industry’s biggest
competitors with a stronger architecture, greater efficiency and more technology,” said
Rick Spina, executive chief engineer. “And it looks great doing it.”
Additional vehicle highlights:
Approximately 400 pounds (180 kg) lighter than the current model — a 10 percent
Switchable AWD system that enhances efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle
when not needed
Unique kneeling rear seat that enables a flat rear load floor and up to 63.5 cubic feet
(1,798 liters) of maximum cargo space
Equinox sales have reached more than 2 million since its launch and it is Chevrolet’s
second-best retail selling vehicle, after the Silverado.
The 2018 Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017 in North America.