2010 Chevrolet Equinox review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 22 December 2008 , 02:12:49 byVeronica

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Chevrolet Equinox

North American carmaker Chevrolet unveiled the all-new 2010 Equinox compact crossover. The model is powered by a 2.4-liter direct injection engine that has best-in-segment estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg. This actually means a 25% improvement over its predecessor. For the exterior, the specialists found inspiration from the Chevrolet Malibu sedan and from the Traverse crossover. The carmaker will present it for the first time to the public at the North American Auto Show in Detroit next month and it will go on sale at the middle of 2009. It is available in LS, LT and LTZ trim with available all-wheel drive. The model is available with two engine options. The first one is a new 2.4-liter direct injected I-4 engine capable of developing around 182 horsepower. The fuel economy reaches 30 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city. The other option is a 3.0-liter direct injected V6 engine capable of producing 255 horsepower. This one delivers an estimated fuel consumption of 25 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city. In terms of safety, the engineers offered six standard airbags. To handle the extra power, Chevrolet provided four-wheel disc brakes with StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction control. In terms of design, the new Chevrolet Equinox features strong fender shapes, a distinctive premium roofline, dual round tail-lamps and other additional elements. The aerodynamic performance was improved through a number of carefully designed exterior features, including moving of the base of the windshield approximately three inches for a sleeker profile. On the inside it has different storage bins. The front and rear seats, which include cloth and up level and perforated leather-trimmed offerings, were developed to help deliver best-in-class comfort. With the outstanding execution and comfort, the stunning exterior design and the connectivity to the outside world, the new model is the favorite ride among Chevy engineers.