Next-Gen Chevy Equinox On The Way For 202439
The Chevy Equinox crossover received a mid-cycle enhancement (otherwise known as an update, refresh, or facelift) for the 2022 model year, with the current 2023 model year introducing only a few updates and changes compared to fully refreshed 2022 model year. Now, GM President Mark Reuss has confirmed that the next-generation Chevy Equinox will arrive in 2024.
During a presentation given at the recent GM Investors Day event, Reuss laid out a variety of future GM product plans, including plans for the upcoming next-gen Chevy Equinox.
“This is the big redo of our popular ICE Equinox that we have today, in the biggest segment of the world,” Reuss said in reference to the next-gen Equinox. “This is right in the heart of the market and again, this is a major redo for us here, so we’re very excited.”
Reuss did not specify whether 2024 was in reference to the model year or the calendar year, but for now, it looks as though the next-gen Chevy Equinox will arrive in the 2024 calendar year for the 2025 model year. Additionally, Reuss said the new Chevy Equinox will be “high-volume” and “much more profitable than the old one,” adding that it will represent “a second lap” of the underlying architecture.
“This is a big deal for us. And this is why we do things like this, we set it up and we just really sweat the assets on something like this,” Reuss added.
The current-generation Chevy Equinox rides on GM’s D2 platform, and it looks as though the next-gen Equinox may introduce revisions to the platform similar to updates introduced for the GM 31XX platform with the debut of the 2023 Chevy Colorado. To note, the current Chevy Equinox draws motivation from the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine, with production taking place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant and GM San Luis Potosí plant, both of which are located in Mexico.
It’s also worth noting that the Chevy Equinox was the third best-selling model in the mainstream compact crossover segment in Q3 of 2022, selling 46,646 units and becoming GM’s third best-selling nameplate in the U.S. behind the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Compact Crossovers - Q3 2022 - USA
|MODEL||Q3 22 / Q3 21||Q3 22||Q3 21||Q3 22 SHARE||Q3 21 SHARE||YTD 22 / YTD 21||YTD 22||YTD 21|
|FORD BRONCO SPORT||+3.56%||21,427||20,690||4%||4%||-1.51%||79,976||81,204|
|MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS||+2.56%||2,649||2,583||1%||1%||+20.46%||8,361||6,941|
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So this may be the mystery cross over that we saw in the spy shots which was mistakenly identified as a new Chevy Trax.
The photos had an IRS, dual exhaust outlets and a more chunky design that had overtones of the current Chevy Trailblazer.
It also had the shark fin and when you ad up the details of the rear suspension , and the upper body design etc it would appear that prototype was built off the D2 platform. I like the the look and an update for the Nox is due.
With the dual exhaust outlet , maybe we will see a more powerful 1.5 like in the Chinese market.
Love my wife’s 2019 Nox Premier, hope they they didn’t screw with it too much!
Maybe they will bring back the 2.0 l engine even more refined then it’s predecessor and excellent on fuel and power and give it some towing capacity that would a win in my books
Have a 2019 with the 2.0 and enjoy it so much more than the 1.5 and 6 speed transmission. The engine transmission combo really work well together.
Didn’t expect them to continue with a ICE Equinox, pretty smart of them to do so!
Maybe Mary is listening! No EV’s for me!
There was never any intention to discontinue the ICE Equinox until the 2030’s, not sure how anyone would have gotten any other idea. No company will discontinue any profitable higher volume vehicles until they are forced to by governments or sales decline significantly.
You answered your own comment: “until they are forced to by governments”. Can you say mandates?
Seems like a word that’s being kicked around more and more these days among power-hungry, controlling people…
The power hungry criminals in power would absolutely love to “mandate” the end of all ICE vehicles immediately but even they know the backlash would mean the end of their “elected” positions.
GM is not being outspoken but watch as most models will be a gas and an EV model. We already have two Nox , Two Blazers and Two trucks. The Canyon and Colorado both are going to be offered in a Gas and EV.
GM is going to keep ICE as long as they can but they are not going to talk much about it. The time line is flexible to a point.
ICE will be here for a good while yet but it will coexist with the EV models as they get cheaper and better.
GM is doing this right and they are in a place they can afford to do this.
The time is coming at some point they will have no options and they will have to move to the EV. They want this over time to where most will migrate over when it works for them. But increased regulations are forcing this no matter what they do.
Mary will in the end be seen as doing the right thing to keep GM alive and viable in the future. Other may struggle and fail.
GM knows they can’t go 100% EV with Chevrolet or GMC for a long time. You don’t stop making the number 3 most popular vehicle until EV purchases equal 70% of non truck sales.
Wow an ICE vehicle hopefully with HEV or PHEV for more power and great fuel savings city ,highway like Toyota, Hyundai KIA, Mazda Honda and Ford ,sort of like their past Volt modernized with a sleek design plus EV’s to bring all the high rise renters and apartment dwellers into partial electrics sooner than charging stations on site will ever be built in the next 10-15 years for worry free charging ,just a thought !
Good move on gm part !!! Not everyone is sold on electric!!!
I have 2009 Equinox, but I will trade it in only for the electric Equinox. Its 3.4 L V6 is the best engine ever, and after 14 years the only thing that failed was one spark plug. It was replaced for free under a GM lifetime warranty.
If we could replace our current ’19 2.0 Premier with something that has the same power, is a little quieter/smoother, and has some tech updates, that would be great! Not completely sold on spending a lot more going bigger or switching to Buick.
My wife traded in our ‘19 Equinox Redline 2.0L for a ‘22 Blazer with the 2.0L/9spd powertrain that is in the Envision. We couldn’t stomach paying almost $40k for an Equinox RS with a 1.5L/6spd that is an insult to the RS badge. Every time I see one of those on the road, I just laugh.
what about a next gen Terrain?
I have a 2020 2.0L midnight edition AWD. leather sunroof and most options. I bought it when it was a year old and a left over on the lot ( brand new) Its a great vehicle, but i would be temped by the new ICE model if the 1.5L was up in power and torque and the Nox was to get the 9 speed.
This trans works very well with the 2.0L and would be a welcome update for the new model.
I also like the look of the spy shots ( if in fact it is the next Equinox) , more like a larger Trailblazer.
9 speed, maybe they are going fully high tech with Powerglide?
1.5 with the 9 speed in our GMC Terrain was a nice improvement over the 1.5 with 6 speed in the Equinox.
Here in the Korean auto market, we seriously need a next gen Equinox. Tucson and Sportage are selling well, but current Equinox is imported into Korea and is not popular because of its high price. If GM produce it in parallel in Korea plant, there are many consumers who are willing to buy it.
I hope it gets a much more upscale looking interior with more premium materials The current one is a sea of hard plastic with a uninspiring design compared to many new competitors.
It’s going to be an Equinox…a watered down crossover that will be cheap and have high production, especially for the rental car market. They need to take it in the general direction of the new Trax. But people will continue to buy the Equinox no matter what it looks like because GM always puts cheap lease terms on it.
I disagree completely , I paid cash for my 2.0l and I know many who do not finance . We got the Nox, liked its style , comfortable, ride power etc from the 2.0l, the overall ease to live with on a daily basis , and its very reliable and trouble free. Our 2019 1.5l Premier AWD is still in the family and going strong with almost 200,000k. This has been a very trouble free vehicle with just maintenance .
the low lease rates had nothing to do with my purchase and most folks i know do not lease.
I had a 2021 Terrain with 1.5l and 9 speed for 6 months (company car before i retired)
Both the Nox and Terrain are very good compact CUVs . The only reason they are not the best sellers in the segment is for the past 2 years ( and continuing today ) dealers have no inventory . If you go to the 2 largest GM dealers in the province they would have only 2-3 instock of the base LT. Up until the last month or so the inventory was 0-1.
Bring on a PHEV, that is the only way we’d look at one. Then if it rides nice and is quiet (my wifes complaint about her Rav4) and offers good bang for the buck with plenty of options we will look. Currently eyeing the Korean twins and a Prime Rav4 unless others bring a PHEV to market. We aren’t ready for EV and we both want her next car to get her to work on charge only but still allow road trips without charger worry.
Sadly GM is done with PHEVs. There’s a recent report I heard about that said PHEVs needing both a full ICE powertrain and EV powertrain but smaller battery basically cost the same as a full EV now. For the Equinox, it would probably be a $50k vehicle if PHEV. Toyota doesn’t make much money on the RAV4 Prime; they made it because they are behind on EVs.
Dave maybe GM’s ahead on Lithium battery EV’s but Toyota is ahead on new solid state batteries and hydrogen propulsion systems in California vehicles now, plus Toyoto has made a conscious management decision to give customers what HEV , PHEV EV or hydrogen system they need now !
Commonsense: What about the Ford Escape PHEV?
I drive a ’20 with the 1.5 as a company car and call it the Chevy Penalty-Box. It is cramped and underpowered. It does ok from 0-45 and then collapses, not confidence inspiring for pulling into traffic.
More profitable = we found a way to make it cheaper and we’ll increase the price as well since that’s expected.
All made in Mexico now. That’s how it’s cheaper to build.
The spyshots of what we thought was a Trailblazer was definitely the next generarion ICE Equinox. If you all recall, the 2016 to 2018 Malibu had a 1.8 liter hybrid powertrain with 186hp and a combined average of 46 mpg. Pretty damn good. Why did they stop making this powerplant and no more hybrids for GM after this! So they go from ICE vehicles to all Electric, pretty risky if you ask me. I can’t believe Mary and upper mgmt signed off on this! The report I read stated the 1.8 liter hybrid was extremely refined. Can you imagine with improvements and technology where this engine would be today? Anyhow, hoping GM atleast brings back the 2.0 with the 1.5, a hybrid configurant is probably out of the question. My 2019 1.5 liter Nox with 24k miles, is a great SUV.
We sold it for a newer Blazer recently, but our 2018 GMC Terrain with the 1.5 and the 9 speed auto was pretty good. A bit slow, but good. The 9 speed helps out the 1.5 a fair amount over the 6 speed.
The only Equinox that interest Me is the new electric one………Gas is old history……………Paul
My wife and I will likely own a full EV eventually. But as of right now, my stance is to always have either an ICE or a hybrid vehicle in the stable that can take my family where we need to go in a moment’s notice. Last thing I want is to have to get far away and worry about range anxiety or planning out where I’m going to re-charge and then worry if there will be re-charging spots available for me when I get there.
Look at the recent Hurricane in Florida. Those people had to leave, and in many cases may not have known exactly where they would stay or when they would come back. ICE or hybrid = no worries. Full EV = something else to worry about.
I wish they continued with the burnt orange colors, I like my Lil sonic hatchback but love the equinox, no orange colors since 18′ or I’d be all “shut up and take my money”