GM CEO Mary Barra debuted the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV on CBS Mornings today after the automaker first teased the compact crossover earlier this year.
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will come standard with a single Ultium Drive electric motor powering the front wheels rated at 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. An option ‘eAWD’ system will also be offered, which is rated at 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque.
Launch trim levels will include the expected 1LT, 2LT and 3LT, while sporty 2RS and 3RS trim levels will also be available. The 1LT’s list of standard equipment includes manual-adjust front seats, an 11-inch diagonal infotainment screen, an 11-inch driver information display, and 19-inch wheels. The upgraded infotainment screen measures in at an impressive 17.7 inches and is available on the 2LT and standard on the 3LT and two RS trims. Cosmetic options include available 20- and 21-inch wheels, a front LED light bar for 2LT and up models, a two-tone white roof for LT models and a two-tone black roof for RS models.
GM isn’t sharing the Equinox EV’s battery sizes at this time, although a standard and long-range battery will be offered. In front-wheel-drive models, the standard battery is rated at 250 miles, while the long-range battery is rated at 300 miles. The long-range battery is also standard on 2LT, 3LT, 2RS and 3RS trim levels equipped with front-wheel-drive. All models equipped with eAWD are rated at 280 miles.
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The Chevy Safety Assist suite of active safety features comes standard across the board and includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam automatic high beams. Available driver assistance technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control and HD Surround Vision, while a Head-Up Display and a Rear Camera Mirror are also available. GM’s hands-free Super Cruise system is optional on the 2LT, 3LT, 2RS and 3RS trims.
In a statement, Chevy Vice president Scott Bell described the Chevy Equinox EV, which will start at around $30,000 for the 1LT trim, as an “EV for everyone.”
“It’s an affordable game-changer, offering an uncompromising experience, with more features, that won’t change your daily routine — except that you will no longer have to stop at the gas station,” Bell said.
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will enter production at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico next year. The nameplate completes a wide-ranging future Chevy EV portfolio that includes the Chevy Silverado EV and Chevy Blazer EV, as well as the existing entry-level Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models.