Chevrolet and General Motors are gearing up for major debuts in China following the announcement of 20 new or refreshed products in the next three years.
However, another significant introduction has been announced. Chevrolet pulled the wraps off of the 2018 Equinox housing the first application of the automaker’s nine-speed automatic transmission for China.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will arrive with the all-new, nine-speed automatic transmission when equipped with the 2.0-liter LTG four-cylinder turbo engine with a 7.6:1 overall ratio. First gear provides brisk acceleration, while ninth gear remains tall for cruising and light fuel consumption.
GM and Chevrolet will rapidly introduce the latest nine-speed automatic in many models across the globe. In China, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the first of 13 vehicles to receive the transmission by 2020.