2018 Chevrolet Equinox: What You Need To Know About Car Company's New Crossover

Sep 30, 2016 04:27 AM EDT | Claire Ann Austria

Year 2017 is fast approaching but Chevrolet has already unveiled its 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. It is the new Crossover and the third generation of the car manufacturing company's second-best selling model after the Silverado pickup.

"We've got the strongest truck business in the industry and we've reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu. We're applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business - starting with the Chevrolet Equinox." said Alan Batey, president of Global Chevrolet and GM's North American operations as he introduce to brand's newest unit.

Chevy's 2018 Equinox will be 400 pounds lighter compared to its previous models. The car manufacturer incorporates some design hints from those passenger car models. Cues reveal that this car manufacturer's 2018 Equinox are outfitted with projector-beam headlamps, rear horizontal tail lamps and chrome accents on all trim levels.

Now for the interior, there are some new features. It has an optional denim-style seat fabric, new kneeling rear seats which enable the bottom cushions to tilt forward when the split-folding seat backs are lowered. This somehow projects and provides a flat floor for easier loading of cargo.

Talking about the engine, there are three turbocharged engines to choose from. These are a 1.5 liter turbo, a 2.0 liter turbo, mated with a new nine-speed automatic transmission and last but not the least, a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel.

Chevy's 2018 Equinox has also its safety features. System includes Teen Driver. This is an option that enables parents to set controls and review an in-vehicle report card to encourage safer driving habits. Likewise, there is also surround vision, forward collision alert and new low-speed forward automatic emergency braking. It is also equipped with safety enhancers such as lane keep assist, rear-seat child reminder, side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert.

Going with the flow of the technology and strong connectivity, Chevy's 2018 Equinox can be advanced based on option packages. It might have a 7 or 8-inch diagonal MyLink touch screen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi access and compatibility with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Exposing it up, this 2018 Chevrolet Equinox current design has been around since 2010 with some sort of essential and incremental modifications, designs and specifications. This is mainly the reason why its sales have dropped to 17.7% this year to 158,475 concluded August. Likewise, its competitors have introduced later updates in the last two years.

Selling up on March 2017 and will be manufactured at General Motors' CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, this new Chevy's 2018 Equinox is definitely a road buddy anyone aspires to drive.

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