The Chevrolet Equinox is on track to receive a mid-cycle update for the 2021 model year, and although we’ve seen a number of prototype models testing on public roads, we have yet to see the refreshed crossover in the buff. Now, we’re getting a preview of things to come thanks to an exclusive new rendering image.
Coming to us courtesy of GM Authority reader Brandon L. DeJean, the new rendering shows off the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox’s restyled front fascia. The look is sharper and more aggressive than the current model, and definitely takes some of its inspiration from the new Chevrolet Blazer, albeit without the overt aggression.
The updated fascia will also bring the latest ‘Nox in line with the rest of updated Chevrolet design language, and features drawn-back, two-tiered headlamp housings, as well as a multi-tiered grille section with black inserts and a black Bowtie badge.
Meanwhile, the profile of the new Equinox looks to go unchanged from that of the current model, and features the same window line and fenders. However, we’re liking the rendering’s black trim bits and dark wheel finish, which we think adds a lot to the fresh frontal styling and overall aesthetic.
In the rear, we expect the updated 2021 Chevrolet Equinox to feature new, horizontally oriented tail lamps, as spotted on previous prototype models.
The cabin may also get minor updates and new active safety features. However, the infotainment technology should carryover more or less unchanged from the current, pre-facelift model.
In terms of engine options, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox will offer a number of turbocharged four-cylinders, including the 1.5L LYX and 2.0L LTG. Unfortunately, the 1.6L LH7 turbodiesel ‘four will remain unavailable following its discontinuation with the current 2020 model year. The GM nine-speed automatic transmission will be the only transmission on offer.
We’ve also heard rumors of a high-performance model variant, although evidence of that remains few and far between.
Hat Tip: GM Authority reader Brandon L. DeJean