chevrolet equinox

 

This first Chevrolet crossover, sold from 2004 on the Theta platform, soon found its place in the market.After a year, the Pontiac Torrent clone followed.The vehicles were built in Canada, with the 3350cc V6 OHV engine imported from China, as in North America this engine family was abandoned for the other cars.It was a second generation version of the similar-sized engine in the 1993 Camaro/Firebird (in 2837cc form dating back to what was in the fwd X-cars from 1979), but now with alloy heads, and related to the 2986cc found in the first Chinese Buicks of 1999.By 2007, the US-built V6 3564cc DOHC all alloy HF engine was added, and, imported from Japan, also fitted in the Ontario-built Suzuki XL-7 sibling.

Direct injection was added to this engine in the second generation Equinox and more angular GMC Terrain sibling from mid-2009, next to the 4-cylinder 2384cc and V6 2994cc with similar characteristics.By 2012, US Equinox sales passed the 200,000 mark, with another 100,000 for the Terrain.Another, Korean-built GMC Terrain, a rebadged Opel Antara on the shorter Theta platform, preceded the American model from late 2007 till 2010 in the Middle East, where the Pontiac brand was abandoned earlier.

Chevrolet EquinoxChina, North America: April 2017

The downsized 3rd generation Equinox on the D2 platform was to be built in Mexico and China, with the GM/SAIC 1.5-litre turbo as basic engine.Exports to USA/Canada and South America, the Middle East, South Korea and, as Holden to Australia/New Zealand all came from Mexico, itself denied the all-wheel-drive models.At this time, in the US, Equinox sales had reached nearly 2 million since its launch and it had become Chevroletís best-selling passenger vehicle.

Sales in America now soon exceeded an annual 300,000, of which about 60% with front-wheel-drive.In China, sales dropped from 70,000 in 2018 to 50,000 in 2019, with about 75% now front-wheel-drive.In 2019, 2,100 units were sold in South Korea (diesels only), 2,400 in Mexico (front-wheel-drive only), 4,600 in Brazil (2-litre models only) and 4,500 in Australia, where also a manual gearbox was offered.

In July 2019, to meet National 6 emissions standards, the Equinox in China saw the LYX 1.5 turbo engine replaced by the LFV, reducing net power from 127 to 119 kW.

In September 2020, the facelifted Equinox in China saw the LTG 2.0 turbo engine replaced by the LSY with cylinder deactivation.From April 2020 Chinese Equinox were exported to Uzbekistan.By 2021, a third of models sold in China were equipped with the 2-litre engine, which was discontinued in North America for 2021.By October 2021, the LSY engine changed into the mild hybrid LXH in China.In the first half of 2022, almost a third of the models sold in China had 4-wheel-drive, and nearly a quarter had the 1.5 engine.In 2022, more than 22,700 were sold in China, and 11,500 in 2023.

In September 2022, the Equinox in North America saw the LYX 1.5 turbo engine replaced by the LSD engine with a higher-pressure fuel system, increasing net power from 127 to 130 kW.

In November 2022, a 500-units Exploration limited edition 2-litre all-wheel-drive model was presented in China with wheel arch covers, black front and rear lips, and red hooks, to be delivered from January 2023.In May 2023, RS features (blackened grille, redline exterior mirror, black wheels) became optional on the 1.5-litre model.

platform:

D2UC

Equinox

rear suspension:

4-link independent, coil springs

Opel/SAIC

GM

GM

GM

GM

wheelbase (cm):

272.5

SGE

L850

CSS

CSS

MDE

length from (cm):

462.5

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

width (cm):

184.3

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

curb weight from:

1509

kg

1490

1998

1998

1998

1598

cc

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turbo

turbo

turbo

turbo

turbo

mild hybrid

diesel

market:

USA/CDN

April 2017

17-

17-20

17-19

fwd/awd

fwd/awd

fwd/awd

6A

9A

6A

kW

127 '22 > 130

188

101

kW

hp

170 '22 > 175

252

136

hp

awd -19

Mexico

July 2017

17-21

fwd

6A

kW

127

hp

170

Latin America, Mid-East

September 2017

17-

Argentina

September 2018

fwd/awd

6A

kW

127

hp

170

Brazil

October 2017

20-

17-20

fwd

fwd/awd

6A

9A

kW

127

193

hp

172

262

China

April 2017

535T

550T

550T RS

550T RS

23.05:

1.5T

2.0T RS

17-

17-20

20-21

21-

fwd/awd

awd

fwd/awd

fwd/awd

6A

9A

9A

9A

net kW

127 '19 > 119

186

169

169 + 10

net hp

173 '19 > 162

253

230

230 + 14

awd -19

South Korea

June 2018

22-

18-21

fwd/awd

fwd/awd

6A

6A

kW

127

100

kW

hp

172

136

hp

AUS/NZ

Holden

December 2017

17-20

17-20

18-19

fwd

fwd/awd

fwd/awd

6M/6A

9A

6A

kW

127

188

100

kW

hp

170

252

136

hp

6M -19

 

GMC TerrainNorth America: May 2017

Repeatedly more angular and bolder, the 2nd generation GMC Terrain is only sold in North America and the Middle East.Different from the Equinox, the 1.5-litre engine was coupled to a nine-speed automatic.Annual sales in the United States in 2018 and 2019 exceeded 100,000.The 2024 GMC Terrain will also be marketed in South Korea.

platform:

D2UG

GMC Terrain

rear suspension:

4-link independent, coil springs

Opel/SAIC

GM

GM

wheelbase (cm):

272.5

SGE

L850

MDE

length from (cm):

463.0

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

width (cm):

183.9

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

curb weight from:

1509

kg

1490

1998

1598

cc

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turbo

turbo

turbo

diesel

market:

USA

May 2017, 1.5/1.6 September 2017

17-

17-20

17-19

fwd/awd

fwd/awd

fwd/awd

9A

9A

6A

kW

127 '22 > 130

188

101

kW

hp

170 '22 > 175

252

136

hp

Canada

17-

17-20

17-19

fwd/awd

awd

fwd/awd

9A

9A

6A

kW

127 '22 > 130

188

101

kW

hp

170 '22 > 175

252

136

hp

Mexico

July 2017

22-

17-20

fwd/awd

fwd

9A

9A

kW

127

188

hp

170

252

Mid-East

January 2018

18-

18-20

fwd

awd

9A

9A

kW

127

188

hp

170

252

 

Chevrolet Equinox (EV)North America, China: to be 2024

On the BEV3 platform with a wheelbase of 295.4 cm (the same as the Buick Electra E5 and E4 for China), this vehicle will have a length, width and height of 4836/1915/1613 mm respectively.Wheel sizes range from 19- to 21-inch options.For North America, the front-wheel-drive model will be equipped with an electric motor with a maximum power of ca. 156 kW (212 horsepower).The dual-motor (part-time) four-wheel-drive model will have ca. 212 kW (288 horsepower).Drive ranges will be 250 or 300 miles for the front-wheel-drive, and 280 miles for the four-wheel-drive model. Production will be in Mexico.Latin America will be served as well.

The Chinese version (4845/1913/1644 mm) will use the same motors as in the Buick Electra E5.

platform:

BEV 3

Equinox EV

USA

China

front suspension:

McPherson strut, coils

rear suspension:

5-link independent, coils

wheelbase (cm):

295.4

295.4

length (cm):

484.0

484.5

width (cm):

195.4

191.3

height (cm):

164.6

164.4

part-

time

all-electric

fwd

4wd

USA/CDN

tbe 24-

tbe 24-

tbe 24-

curb weight from:

2245

kg

drive motor:

156

212

kW

212

288

hp

320

451

Nm

battery capacity:

85

85

kWh

electric drive range:

513

459

km

0-100 km/h:

6

sec

Power consumption per 100 kilometers:

19.3

kWh

China

tbe 24-

Equinox

tbe 24-

tbe 24-

tbe 24-

curb weight from:

2125

2185

2260

kg

drive motor:

180

150

211

kW

245

204

287

hp

330

330

465

Nm

battery capacity:

68.4

79.7

79.7

kWh

CLTC electric drive range:

510

620

600

km

 

Chevrolet EquinoxNorth America: tbe mid-2024, China: tbe second half 2024

The next generation Equinox with internal combustion engine will have a more angular exterior and is on the D2UC-2 platform, which borrows some technical elements from the VSS-F platform to enhance overall performance.The wheelbase is 5 mm longer, the width increases with 6 cm, and the track 5 cm at the front and 4 cm at the rear.

The 1.5 engine in China will be the dual fast cam phasers 4-cylinder 1498cc engine with a net/gross output of 127/132 kW, while the mild hybrid 2-litre model (front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive) will be retained.A plug-in hybrid model with a 140 kW electric motor added to the 1.5-litre engine, will follow, weighing 1860 kg, versus 1550 kg for the single-motor model.

In the United States, the 1490cc SGE engine will be retained, but now mated to a CVT transmission for the front-wheel-drive, and an 8-speed automatic for the all-wheel-drive model.

platform:

D2UC-2

Equinox

rear suspension:

4-link independent, coil springs

Opel/SAIC

SGM

SGM

GM

wheelbase (cm):

273.0

SGE

'8th gen.'

'8th gen.'

CSS

length from (cm):

465.3

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

4 cyl.

width (cm):

190.2

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

curb weight from:

1550

kg

1490

1498

1498

1998

cc

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turbo

turbo

turbo

turbo

mild hybrid

market:

USA/CDN

tbe mid-2024

tbe 24-

fwd/awd

CVT/8A

kW

130.5

hp

175

Nm

250/275

China

tbe 2nd half 2024

tbe 24-

tbe 24-

tbe 24-

PHEV

fwd

fwd

fwd/awd

CVT

EVT

9A

net kW

127

127/140

169 + 10

net kW

net hp

173

173/190

230 + 14

net hp

Nm

250

350

Nm

 

 

 

Net output data are approximate.

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Far East Auto Literature

15 February, 2024