The same is true for the 2020 GMC Terrain, with GM listing no trim levels that are available with the 1.6-liter oil burner for 2020.
This is a fairly unsurprising development, seeing as demand for smaller diesel vehicles in the United States is already low and the 1.6-liter turbodiesel and Equinox make a bit of an oddball pairing. The diesel was only really attractive due to its fuel savings potential, as the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine was just $100 more and brings the crossover’s tow capacity to 3,500 pounds.
It’s not clear what the take rate on the 1.6-liter diesel engine for the Equinox was, but GMC representative Stewart Fowle told Autoblog a “huge majority” of Terrain buyers have opted for one of the two gasoline engines.
|RPO Code||Displacement||Configuration & Cylinders||Aspiration||Ignition||Valvetrain||Engine Stop/Start||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|LYX||1.5L||I-4 DOHC||Turbocharged||SIDI||4-valves per cylinder||Yes||170 / 127 @ 5600||203 / 275 @ 2000-4000|
|LTG||2.0L||I-4 DOHC||Turbocharged||SIDI||4-valves per cylinder||Yes||252 / 188 @ 5500||260 / 353 @ 2500-4500|
The two remaining engines in the Equinox lineup are GM’s turbo-charged 1.5-liter LYX four-cylinder and the turbo-charged 2.0-liter LTG four-cylinder. All Equinox models with the 1.5-liter engine come with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is mated to the GM nine-speed automatic. The diesel engine was paired exclusively with a six-speed automatic.
The Equinox remains one of Chevrolets core models, with GM having sold over 174,000 units so far this year in the United States alone.
Stay tuned for more details on the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox and 2020 GMC Terrain, as we will have more information about the duo shortly. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Equinox news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.