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).