Chevrolet Equinox premiere in L.A .: A new level of crossover

The crossover Chevrolet Equinox enters its third generation. On the L.A. Auto Show's premiere, 2017 launch for the Antara successor.

11/11/2016 Torsten Seibt Powered by

The Chevrolet Equinox is a true multi-cultural crossover. He shares the platform with the Opel Antara and the Suzuki Vitara XL7, will be built in Canada, but is in demand especially in the United States. 2005 General Motors has laid the first generation of the Chevrolet Equinox at Kiel, followed in 2009, number two. For the 2018 model year, which begins on the manufacturer era in 2017, now the retreaded, the third Chevrolet Equinox comes on the market and at the Motor Show in Los Angeles for the first time before the public.

Chevrolet Equinox 2018

For Chevrolet Equinox is an important car, alone 2,015 dealers in the US sold nearly 280,000 units of the crossover SUV. The third generation, formally a mixture of van and SUV, beat it well, because the new Equinox looks much more modern and fresher than the always somewhat stuffy stale-occurring predecessor.

Inside the new faucet line falls on a more pulled-down windshield, which gives a better view. The screen for the consumer electronics is integrated in the middle Chevrolet waived a fashionable top-mounted installation.

Outside characterize narrow headlights with LED strips and a two-part, stocked with lots of chrome grille the new generation. And under the hood there are - by US standards - a small revolution, because Chevrolet Equinox will offer the first time with a turbo diesel. This in turn is likely to make noisy and US car importers.

As a gasoline four-cylinder two with 1.5 (170 hp), or 2.0 (252 hp) liters capacity, both with turbocharging, are available. The 1.6-liter turbo diesel develops 136 hp. For the two weaker drives a six-speed automatic is available, the 252-horsepower Equinox receives the new GM-nine-speed automatic transmission Hydra-Matic 9T50.

Plenty of space and storage space

With 4.65 meters outer length of the Chevrolet is a stately vehicle, the height (1.66 meters), however, is relatively restrained. Chevrolet promises a ten percent reduction in weight compared to its predecessor, specifically the new model is said to have slimmed down by 180 kilos. The optional all-wheel drive of the Chevrolet Equinox can electrically switch.

With a new rear-seat configuration, a completely flat cargo area is to be realized, the maximum load volume is Chevrolet with 1,789 liters. With raised seats, the trunk volume is 846 liters.

Special attention was paid in the new development of networking and multimedia. The Equinox has 7- and 8-inch screens for the MyLink infotainment system, Apple and Android carplay supported car, also provides an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot ready. This is like the youngsters who borrows the car from the parents. Another option, however not so much: The "Teen Driver" system records driving distance, maximum speed and speeding, the use of ESP as well as a collision warning was carried on. And then some things. Big Daddy is watching you ...

The Chevrolet Equinox starts in the US in the first quarter of 2017 in the sale, prices have not yet been called. However, an interesting detail: Chevrolet plans to offer the new Equinox later in the year worldwide in 115 countries. It's quite possible that we get to see him on German roads.