Mild Hybrid 2022 Chevy Equinox Introduced In China51
After the official launch of the updated 2022 Chevy Malibu XL in China, General Motors has just introduced the 2022 Chevy Equinox in China with some configuration changes and equipment upgrades. The automaker launched a total of six 2022 Equinox versions in the Chinese market, including three range-topping variants that adopt a mild hybrid powertrain for the first time in Chevrolet‘s compact crossover.
The 2022 Chevy Equinox is the second model year of the third-generation Equinox’s mid-cycle update, which first arrived in China in September 2020. As such, the 2022 Equinox maintains exactly the same design as the preceding model year, but adds two important new features: a 48V mild hybrid powertrain and a new, larger infotainment screen as standard on the higher trim levels.
Mechanically, the 2022 Chevy Equinox retains the two turbocharged four-cylinder engines that it offered from the previous model year. The turbocharged 1.5L LFV I-4 with 166 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, is found in base trims, while the turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 with 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet, mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic, equips the RS variants.
The novelty is the adoption of SAIC-GM’s 48V mild hybrid system in the range-topping RS, consisting of a small electric motor and a 48V battery that complement the combustion engine, improving both driveline refinement and fuel economy. The system has six operating modes: Agile Start, Power Assist, Smart Charge, Brake Energy Recovery, Electric Idle, and Smart Shutdown.
For its part, the 2022 Chevy Equinox’s cabin debuts a new 10-inch infotainment screen that comes standard in the mid-range and higher versions. In addition to offering a larger size and better resolution, a more powerful processor takes care of managing Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system with enhanced connectivity features. The entry-level trim keeps the eight-inch screen.
The 2022 Chevy Equinox is available for sale starting this week throughout the Bow Tie brand’s dealer network in China, with a total of six distinctive trims from the equivalent of the LT right up to the sporty RS. The starting price is 169,900 CNY, equivalent to about $26,500 USD at the current exchange rate.
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“while the turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 with 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet, mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic, equips the RS variants.”
Wait, China gets the 2.0l Equinox? Or is this a misunderstanding?
I wondering if the reason the US version is not getting the 2.0t is because of emmisions. GM sale so many trucks and Suv’s that keeping the smaller engine may help their emmision credits. It could also be added for 2023. Who knows, since the US consumer is going to be forced into electric vehicles eventually.
China has adopted European emissions, which are stricter in some aspects. Specifically, “China” 6 adopted last year triggers a requirement for gas particulate filters. This is why they’re doing mild hybrid there.
The Equinox is a more valuable car in China, hence the higher positioning. They’re charging basically the same as the US, while they save with Chinese manufacturing.
This vehicle starts at around 2x the average Chinese annual salary, so comparably it would cost $120k here, plus in the major cities you either have to win the plate lottery or fork out another $15k for a license plate.
The whole world is going electric, and it’s happening faster than anyone thought. In 10 years you won’t be able to buy a new gasoline powered vehicle.
In China, Chevy’s largest vehicle is a 3 row Blazer. The Equinox is their profit maker. That’s why it comes with a few more options.
Your electric fairytale isn’t happening as soon as you think it is.
Just watch as the electrical grids around the world collapse.
China is already experiencing this. Texas got a taste back in Feb.
In China that’s just the way things are done.
Natural gas pipes froze in Texas. The wind and solar power worked just fine.
Wind and Solar now cost much less than fossil fuel generated electricity. Battery prices are coming down. The rich countries are going all in on electric.
The ever shrinking MAGA crowd.
What exactly does politics have to do with this? You do realize trump lost right and there is a new president? You need to get over it and move on with your life.
He goes by Wes, Troll and 100 other names.
But he prefers to be called Weasel.
My guy Peter King Troll G is at it again. 😎 I see you big dawg
Expose it dick do you have anything other then your own words? Anything?
In this case the standard for evidence is real low. I only need to convince a few of the regular commenters to be on the look out for trolls, and your life becomes a living hell.
Right so again you have absolutely nothing you try to convince people just by your own word. Meanwhile you continue to try to troll people today but you aren’t even good at that, then you turn around and say I’m warning people about trolls which is exactly what you are lmao. Peter G is at least funny when he does it you though bogus. Your mad that multiple people get on your case and I can see why.
Actually I’m true. Thanks for your concern though.
You’ll experience a reality check when the supply crisis gets even worse.
Speaking of which I hear China had to shutdown its magnesium plants.
Well goodbye Aluminum alloys and hello soaring prices yet again for anything that requires magnesium.
Oh and I’m not a part of the MAGA Cult. Nice ASSuming there and an epic display of your Ignorance.
Now sit down.
Cult member or not, you’re drinking their Koolaid you’ll end up dead just the same.
Wind turbines and Solar panels are going up right and left. Any rumors about an upcoming energy shortage is complete B.S.
On an unrelated topic, North America produces 15% of the world’s magnesium, and we use 20%. As long as our guys are willing to put in some overtime we’ll be fine.
Wind mills froze and during the storm and winter in general solar is low output.
Peter do you mean nationwide or just certain states that you won’t be able to buy a gas vehicle within 10 years?
Thanks for nice pictures of the Dog… it should have more Galleries like this
Maybe it’s just be me but; does the infotainment screen appear to overlap the center vents?
Put on your glasses. Look at the first picture. Though the 10″ info screen is a hot item and needs cooling. GM, you will loose many customers not having hybrids in the USA.
Forget Hybrids. GM needs Transformers. Like the Chevy Avalanche. Pickup that turns into an SUV.
That is the only way we would consider one for the wife’s replacement cuv. We are set on a hybrid (probably more hybrid than PHEV now). But GM doesn’t offer that. I would love the next gen full size trucks to offer that type of drivetrain as that would be at the top of my list.
It’s a 10-inch infotainment system whereas the US variant of the Equinox only gets an 8-inch.
China gets 2.0 l LSY engine and the US gets 1.5 engine WOW !!! Another GM surprise while the Americans settle for one and only one engine option! No wonder GM loses so many customers to other manufacturers!
Exactly. Toyota is the new sales king in America.
Why is North America treated as second best to China by GM in innovation ,especially on the 2.0 litre engine vs. the 1.5 , and especially with no urban hybrids for Apartment dwellers with no Charging areas or even the capability to set them up ,while most of the competition have hybrids to meet their needs ?
I don’t like Hybrids. They make it way to difficult to run in electric only mode. Most don’t even have a place to plug in, and when you try sticking live wires in the gas tank the things blow up on you.
I mean if I wanted a car that ran on gasoline only, I wouldn’t be spending thousands extra for a Hybrid.
GM lost the vast hybrid market while only Ford is the sole domestic hybrid vendor. Toyota and Hyundai are winning this market. I have a 2009 Equinox and if GM offered a full Equinox hybrid now, I would trade in mine.
What a shame China is getting everything from Generous Motors! China still has forced labor in its tomato processing! Now that the Ontario Canada plant is changing over to build fully electric delivery trucks all the Equinox will be built for North America will be built in Mexico and they have some forced labor in some of their provinces!
We bought a new 2020 with the 2.0 because i couldn’t get the 2.0 in the 2021 and i am glad we did the 1.5 is under powered imho.
China gets the 2.0 because they have more lax laws that let this engine exist, like stated above GM sells a ton of trucks that need off set.
As for hybrids they are a small market that is going to vanish soon anyways.
Our country is only going to make thing tougher here on us while not holding China equally responsible. Now they are wanting to tax meat?
Let’s go Brandon.
Aoc and Biden discussed taxing meat over a rib eye dinner . Only progressives get to eat meat .
I am only half joking
Live stock consume 8 calories of feed for every 1 calorie of meat, eggs or dairy products they produce. The problem isn’t with people enjoying an occasional steak. The real problem is the barely edible stuff that usually comes in a paper bag and is served at a drive thru window.
Please tell me you are not one of those people who would eat at McDonald’s every day then blame them because you gained weight? I’m sure I’m misreading your comment lol.
Wrong, they’re the opposite. China has adopted Euro 6 emissions as of last year, which triggers gas particulate filters. That’s why they need hybrids.
That’s Political! POLITICAL!
Careful or 101 names a.ka. “The Weasel” will come along and start riding (backseat) on all your comments.
11/1/21 dick says I come here to talk cars not politics. 11/2/21 dick says politics politics politics lol. Get some help man nobody is after you.
Quantum Mechanics things don’t always flow in a straight line. Like yesterday you were asking me If I needed some antipsychotic drugs. Today it sounds like you’re off your meds.
What I saw is a guy make a bunch of wild accusations that can’t back anything he said up that is what I saw. I saw a dude tell people your busted but expects people to take his word for it lmao. You are balls deep in conspiracies you made yourself look like a fool and continue to do so show your proof of keep talking out the side of your neck.
I thought that was you. Just wasn’t sure until you posted this last comment.
Sounds like you’re still sore that I called you out yesterday.
Wait until Alex Luft finds out you’ve been chasing people off his web site.
Expose it dick show your conspiracies you run around saying wild things but why can’t you back anything up? Just like above you can’t give one thing that shows anything you have said so far not one lmao. 3 things to help you in life.
#1 go take your meds
#2 take your tinfoil hat off
#3 stay off 4chan those conspiracies theories you say are not good
My man judging by the comments you have made today 11-3-21 like telling that guy to #gfy which we all know what you really wanted to say but you didn’t type the words out, one would wonder what exactly your motive was behind that? To a person looking in it appears maybe you are trying to chase people off this site? Would I be correct in that assumption?
Alex luft will more then likely kick you off the website after you dropped those 16 f bombs when you were on the China rant the other day. He also would probably kick you off the website after you told people to go f themselves. I’m very curious if you did message him what his response would be because I have a funny feeling it’s not going to play out like you are hoping.
I think people just think you are a dick and that’s why people don’t like you.
GM dropped the 2.0L in the USA because it only made up 7% of sales.
That’s BS and you know it. The Terrain Denali trim level had the 2.0T as std right up until 2020. More than half of the SLT trims Terrains were equipped with the 2.0 engine and a good portion of the cheaper SLE’s had it too. It sounds like they are pulling 2020 numbers on lower tier LT Equinoxes because GM decided to make the majority with the 1.5 engine. We know the real reason this engine was dropped
Totally agree with you joe with regards the 2.0 l engine that right all terrain denali you could only get the 2.0 l engine no 1.5 in terrain denali and most people enjoyed 2.0 engine that was one of the most popular reason why they purchase the terrain Denali and all the SLT I seen had a 2.0 l engine and SLE lot of them had 2.0 from 2018-2020 overall just a better engine with more pep and majority of 2.0 owners used regular fuel
Really? So tell us how you know more than those with connections at GM…
The 1.5 made up 73% of sales. So slice that how you want, that means the diesel and the 2.0 were splitting 27% (which means the diesel was 19% of the sales depending on year). The Diesel was very unique in that segment (only one if I recall) which wouldn’t surprise me if it outsold the 2.0. It wasn’t an option on the SLE either.
Face it, you are wrong, it didn’t sell. Yes, the Denali is like 50% of the sales for the larger vehicles but that wasn’t the case with the Terrain. It was more an entry level vehicle and paying 40k+ for one in Denali trim wasn’t in many peoples cards.