The Chevy Equinox was first introduced for the 2005 model year, with the latest third generation arriving for the 2018 model year as an all-new compact crossover. Now, GM Authority has learned when the all-new fourth-generation Chevy Equinox will hit the scene.
According to sources, the all-new fourth-generation Chevy Equinox is set to arrive for the 2025 model year, which means the current third-gen Equinox will stay in production for eight model years total. The next-gen Equinox will be built on the VSS-F vehicle set, unlike the current model, which rides on the GM D2 platform. For reference, the VSS-F vehicle set provides the bones for General Motors vehicles like the 2020 Buick Encore GX and 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, whereas the older GM D2 platform is shared by vehicles like GMC Terrain and Buick Envision.
In the meantime, the current-generation Chevy Equinox will receive a refresh for the 2022 model year. The Equinox was originally scheduled for a refresh for the 2021 model year, but those plans were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the refreshed Equinox will go on sale early in the 2021 calendar year.
General Motors originally planned a number of styling revisions to the Chevy Equinox for the now-delayed 2021 refresh, such as new headlamps and tail lamps, a new front grille, an updated lower front fascia, new fog lamps, and a revised rear bumper. GM also introduced a new RS trim, which offers a unique front and rear fascia, new black badges and accents, 19-inch wheels with a dark finish, and quad exhaust tips. Inside, the RS gets red contrast stitching and an RS shift knob.
Now, the refreshed model will launch for the 2022 model year.
Notably, GM Authority was the first to report that the 2021 Chevy Equinox would drop the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG engine option, making the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX the only engine available. According to sources, the 2.0L engine was equipped on just seven percent of the total Equinox sales volume, despite offering 82 more horsepower and 57 more pound-feet of torque than the 1.5L unit. The discontinued 2.0L LTG follows the discontinuation of the 1.6L I4 LH7 turbodiesel with the 2020 Chevy Equinox.
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