There are many reasons why crossover market is the fastest growing car segment in the world and especially on the U.S. market. With the addition of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox this car maker is hoping to further improve already great sale results of this vehicle.
According to reports we are getting it seams that this all new model will be delivered before the end of this year at one of the auto shows. This will be an official presentation and reports suggest that the sales will start in early 2015th. On the other hand we could also hear that it will be officially presented during 2015th and that it will be delivered during the summer of 2015th to dealers as a 2016th model.
2015 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date
No matter which one of these two happens we are pretty sure that it will again manage to make significant changes and shifts on this market. As a need to stay on top of the segment we will be getting redesigned model with great set of new features. Recently spy photos were delivered but since that was the test mule only we will not offer those here.
What we could see is that the shell of the Chevrolet Orlando was used but we are pretty sure that Chevrolet Equinox or Captiva and Opel Antara will be delivered as a result of these tests. Tests are conducted in Northern Sweden and we were able to see that this vehicle comes with all wheel drive that is not currently in offer when it comes to Orlando.
Original Antara was delivered all the way back in 2006 and in 2011 was offered on the U.S. market. Second generation of Chevrolet Equinox was than launched in 2009 and the same platform was shared with GMC Terrain. This vehicle was delivered to North American market only even it did achieve great sale results.
Among the changes that we will be getting for the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox it is usage of the new global D2XX architecture that also is used for Opel Astra and Chevrolet Cruze. Expectations suggest that both Equinox and GMC Terrain will be slightly smaller compared to previous models since they will be delivered based on this architecture.
Redesigned Chevrolet Equinox
It is interesting that the same architecture might be used to enrich Buick platform where we could be getting Envision or Enspire about which we could hear rumors. This vehicle would fit in nicely between Encore and Enclave but this remains to be seen.
Many things will be changed for redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and we could hear that it will come with significantly reduced weight which as a result will bring much better fuel efficiency. As a base engine we could hear reports about 2.5 liter inline four cylinder that pumps out 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Other powertrains for this model could include V6 unit, turbocharged 2.0 liter engine but also the plug-in hybrid model. Details about power, performances and fuel consumption of these models is still not confirmed so we need to wait for official tests to deliver these figures.