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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