With the introduction of the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, Chevrolet aims to completely overhaul its venerable design. Introduced in 2005, and revamped in 2010, the Equinox was supposed to be the company’s offering to the crossover SUV market, alongside the Pontiac Torrent. Being one of Chevrolet’s best sellers, it was high time for the Equinox to get a complete refreshment, with new mechanicals, as well as cosmetic and stylistic changes.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
When it comes to its exterior, the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel closely resembles the 2017 Malibu model. The exterior design is noticeable more sculpted and sleeker, in comparison to the older models. The lights have received an overhaul, replacing the tail lights and headlights with a more horizontal, pointed LED fixtures. In general, the front of the vehicle looks more tight and sporty.
The headlights are extended and reach the grille. Whereas the lower and upper vents are much closer to each other. The overall weight of vehicle is also noticeably reduced, nearly 400 pound less than the previous models. The rear of the new Equinox is distinguished by a slopped down roof. It further adds to the intended crossover look. The wheels on the 2018 models will be the same as those on the 2017 model.
The interior of the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel is characterized by a low – mounted instrument panel, as well as a low cowl. This design choice is aimed at providing enhanced visibility to the driver. The manufacturer claims that the new seats are considerably more durable than the older ones. And covered in a brand new denim – style fabric. Also, the interior of the vehicle is spacious and accommodating, and can offer more space for transporting cargo, thanks to the new forward – tilting, rear seat bottoms.
The interior tech is state of the art and includes a plethora of various equipment that can provide safety and comfort. These include a 360 degree, circular – view monitoring system for parking maneuvers, and a safety – alert, electro whoopee cushion seats. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with a keyless entry and start-up system, as well as LED daytime running lamps and projector beam headlamps. The infotainment suite includes an 8 inch MyLink touch screen, a 4G Wi Fi hot spot, and Apple CarPlay – Android phone projection.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel – Engine and Performance
The 2018 Equinox will come in 3 different engine variants. The first two are standard gasoline variants, the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo engines. The third one is the diesel variant, and it is a 1.6-liter turbo – diesel. It is accompanied by a standard 6 – speed automatic transmission. The diesel variant is capable of producing an output of 136 hp at 3.500 – 4.000 rpm. And a torque of 236 lb-ft at 2.000 rpm. With these specs, the new Chevrolet Equinox Diesel 2018 is expected to go from 0 to 62 in between 7 and 10 seconds. Its fuel economy is quite strong and is rated at 40 mpg in highway conditions.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel is expected to hit the market in the first quarter of 2017. Finally, with an estimated price ranging from 24.000$ for standard, to 33.000$ for premium variants.