The current generation of this compact crossover has been around less than three years. However, the company already prepares a major update. Some novelties already came for the second production year, but they will be far more intense this time. We are about to see a typical facelift, which is about to bring new styling solutions on both ends of the vehicle. The testing model has been spotted and it looks like the company is going to be very generous with these updates, judging on the camouflage.
Besides, visual novelties, we expect to see changes on the inside, as well as under the hood. Allegedly, we are about to see changes in terms of the drivetrain. Of course, count also on more standard equipment, though we expect that the base organization of equipment groups is about to remain the same. Expect 2020 Chevy Equinox release date to be scheduled for the third quarter of the year.
2020 Chevy Equinox Exterior Changes
Naturally, this update will be mostly about styling changes. The testing model has been spotted for a couple of times so far. Judging on the camouflage, there will be plenty of styling novelties. Of course, most of them will come to the front, where we expect to see a completely new face. Although the new model is still covered, we have no doubt that the new 2020 Chevy Equinox will adopt the brand’s newest design language, which was introduced with the recent premiere of the all-new Chevy Blazer.
The front end won’t be the only part of the new model to receive changes. We count on novelties at the rear end as well. Things like new taillights and rear bumper are expected, as well as some revisions on the tailgate. Moreover, changes around C and D pillars should come as well.
2020 Chevy Equinox Interior
Many experts see interior design as the weakest point of the current model. That’s not surprising at all, considering that there are some areas that feature pretty disappointing quality of materials. For the next year, though, the company won’t bother with these critical spots, if we can rely on the latest reports. It looks like the best we can expect to see from a new model are new interior color schemes, as well as minor changes in terms of organization of equipment groups.
On the other side, the overall cabin look doesn’t have too much maneuvering space for changes. The 2020 Chevy Equinox will carry on with a typical two-row layout. Compared to rivals, the Equinox is pretty average in terms of head and legroom. On the other side, cargo volume is below-average. You can count on 30 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall capacity goes around 63 cubic feet.
2020 Chevy Equinox Engines
When it comes to the powertrain department, we are about to see some interesting novelties. First of all, we are about to see a new version of a 2.0-liter turbo engine, which powers higher trims and currently delivers around 230 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the details about power, economy etc. Also, it looks like that a 9-speed automatic transmission will become standard in all models. It is currently reserved for more expensive versions only.
The rest of the powertrain lineup is about to continue in the same way. Base models will carry on with a 1.5-liter turbo engine, which is good for about 170 horsepower. Finally, count on an efficient 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine, which features a max output of 137 horsepower. You won’t get any spectacular performances with this one but 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway is enough reason to pick this one.
Is there a chance to see a hybrid version?
Many reports speculate about the 2020 Chevy Equinox Hybrid. At this point, it’s nothing more than a rumor. However, we have no doubt that the electrified version will come at some point. When will this happen, it is hard to say. Most likely, it won’t come so soon, but rather is a couple of years.
This is where we expect a lot from this update. Currently, base models are pretty disappointing in this aspect, as a rearview camera is the only standard feature. On the other side, there are many optional features, including things like adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, a safety alert seat, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning etc. If Chevy wants to offer a competitive compact crossover, some of these systems have to become part of the standard equipment.
When does 2020 Chevy Equinox come out?
We can’t say the exact date at this point but we have no doubt it will happen sometime in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the 2020 Chevy Equinox price, things should remain pretty much the same, which means in a range between 24.000 and 36.000 dollars, roughly.