Despite being around since 2010, the second-generation Chevrolet Equinox is showing no signs of slowing down in the sales race.
“Equinox sales have risen nearly every year since we introduced the original in 2006,” said Chevrolet marketing director Steve Majoros. Though sales are down 4.4 percent year-to-date compared to last year, the Equinox has still cracked 120,000 sales midway through 2014, and continues to entice shoppers because of its fuel efficiency, size and safety in a segment with a bevy of newer or more revised products in the U.S. market.
“[The Equinox] fits my family’s needs perfectly, from traveling to our summer cottage, to flipping down the seats to haul cargo and supplies from the garden shop, to my daily commute to work,” said Equinox owner Gail Haffey in a statement from Chevrolet.
Capable of up to 32 mpg on the highway with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the Equinox received top safety ratings for 2014 by the IIHS.
But Chevy isn’t simply resting on its laurels, as the company is introducing OnStar 4G LTE to the 2015 Equinox. The system allows passengers to wirelessly connect to the internet inside or, up to 50 feet, outside of a properly equipped Equinox.
With Autotrader.com reporting that crossovers and small SUVs are currently outpacing the growth of the popular compact and midsize sedan segments, it’s clear that more people will find their way into Chevy dealerships to check out the Equinox. And because of Chevrolet’s constant improvement to the Equinox, along with its baked in safety and fuel efficiency, it seems likely that the Equinox will continue to see its sales rise.
And for those who want a smaller portion in the U.S. market, the Chevrolet Trax is launching soon.