Chevrolet is trying to create some early buzz by wheeling out their new crossover SUV ahead of its official unveiling at Detroit. The Equinox gets up 30 mpg, and comes with a bevy of standard equipment.

Ahead of the North American International Auto Show, Chevy has introduced the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.  After getting their bailout, the GM is trying to go back-to-business with the new crossover SUV's official unveiling in Detroit next month.

Despite the sudden decline in oil prices, Chevy is boasting this crossover's "segment-best highway fuel economy."  The vehicle is claimed to get 30 highway miles per gallon on the small engine, and 21 mpg in the city, making future soccer moms everywhere a little bit happier.  The larger engine choice gets 25/18 mpg.

Options under the hood comprise of a 2.4-litre inline four with 182 hp, and a 3.0-litre dual-overhead cam V6 with 255 hp.  However, Chevy believes nearly two-thirds of customers will select the smaller, more fuel efficient model.

The Equinox' exterior is basically a combination of the Chevy Malibu and the Traverse, accordign GM North America VP Ed Peper.  “At a time when customers are so concerned about the fuel efficiency of their vehicle, the Equinox delivers,” Peper said in a statement. He continued to praise the crossover's ability to be efficient without sacrificing size.

This new crossover comes with a huge tank, giving the Equinox a range of over 500 miles on either engine.  Six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, stability and traction control, OnStar, and XM Radio are all included. A remote that fires up the HVAC optional heated seats is also standard.

Options will include all-wheel-drive, and 17", 18", or 19" alloys.  You can also get the Bluetooth phone system, internal hard drive for storing music, USB audio connection, DVD rear-seat entertainment system with two independent video screens, rear camera, powered tailgat, and up to eight speakers.

On sale starting mid-2009, the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox will be introduced at the first manufacturer's press conference in Detroit, 10:10am Detroit time, on January 11.

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