Crossover is expected to spawn the replacements for the Opel / Vauxhall Antara as well as the Holden Captiva.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is going global as spy photographers have snapped pictures of a right-hand drive variant undergoing testing in Michigan. Set to debut later this year, the redesigned crossover is heavily disguised but we can see the model will feature a new front fascia with a wide grille and large foglight. The Equinox also has an upward sweeping beltline, a gently sloping roof, and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. This particular prototype is also equipped with a panoramic glass sunroof which should help to create an airy cabin.
Chevrolet has been tight-lipped about specifications but the Equinox is expected to ride on the D2XX platform that underpins the Cruze. The change will result in a smaller crossover that will compete more directly with rivals such as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
Engine options remain unconfirmed but the model is expected to be powered by either a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque or a naturally- aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 197 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive will be standard but all-wheel drive will be optional.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox could debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the model is expected to spawn the replacements for the Opel / Vauxhall Antara as well as the Holden Captiva. These models will have modestly revised styling, a retuned suspension, and brand-specific badging.