Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-size SUV that was introduced in 2005 and is available exclusively in North America. GM himself describes the model as a compact SUV, despite its length of just 4.80 meters.

Generation 1 (2005-2009)

The first-generation Equinox was based on the same platform ( "GM Theta " ) as the Opel Antara, the Pontiac Torrent, Suzuki XL7 and some others. The Equinox was optionally equipped with front - or all-wheel drive.

The Equinox was powered by a China-built 3.4 -liter V6 engine with 138 kW ( 185 hp). Since the facelift 2008, a sports model with a more powerful 3.6 -liter V6 was offered additionally, the (264 PS ) carried out 190 kW and the Equinox in less than seven seconds from 0 to 60 mph (96 km / h) faster.

In small numbers of 115 vehicles, the Equinox was established in 2007 and 2008 as a fuel cell vehicle. These vehicles differed significantly visually from the normal models, as for example, the front headlights of the Pontiac Torrent sister model were adopted.

Generation 2 ( since 2009)

Since summer 2009, the second generation model is on the market. The basic technical platform has remained the same, yet the vehicle has become a bit smaller. The engines have also been redesigned from the ground up, so now with the use of place 2.4 liters (136 kW/185 hp) four-cylinder and 3.0 -liter V6 (197 kW/268 hp) almost unchanged performance values ​​are achieved.

For the United States rather unusual vermeldeten some car tests for the Equinox of the model year 2010 significantly higher consumption values ​​as specified by the manufacturer. Usually you meet, as emphasized by the appropriate testers, respectively, the consumption values ​​of the manufacturer very closely.

The model is available in the versions LS, LT and LTZ. Prices range depending on the version 22440-29795 U.S. $.

Later, the 3.0-liter engine with a 3.6 liter engine was replaced, which makes 224 kW ( 305 hp).