Say hello to the very first spy photos of the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, courtesy of the fine folks at AutoGuide.
The 2017 Equinox will slim down, and ride on General Motors’ D2XX platform, sharing underpinnings with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The downsized 2017 Equinox will allow Chevrolet to add an unspecified, new midsize crossover to create a CUV strategy akin to the Escape, Edge and Explorer trio.
The 2017 Equinox will more than likely ditch the 3.6-liter V6 option and go fully turbocharged, borrowing the entry-level 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo from the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, and possibly adding a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as a more powerful option.
Our best look at the 2017 Equinox is the 2016 Buick Envision, which rides on the same D2XX architecture. It gives us the best idea of how much smaller the Equinox will be, creating plenty of space for an in-between, midsize model to join the Chevrolet crossover lineup.