The Activ trim level for the current generation Chevy Trailblazer and upcoming 2024 Chevy Trax serves to provide a more rugged, active-lifestyle touch for the crossovers. Now, GM Authority has learned that an Activ trim level is currently under consideration for the next generation of the Chevy Equinox.
Unlike the Trailblazer and Trax, which are positioned as light all-terrain vehicles, the upcoming Equinox would receive a more extensive list of off-roading goodies to increase its capabilities, such as:
- Beefier suspension
- General Grabber AT tires
- Tucked-under exhaust system
- Modified rear fascia
Although there isn’t an off-roading precedent related specifically to the Equinox, a trim level like this would make sense from a market-viewpoint. Among GM’s rivals, there are many light off-road-focused small crossovers on the market, including the Ford Bronco Sport, the Jeep Compass, the Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road and Subaru Forester Wilderness, among others.
It’s worth noting that details about the next-gen Chevy Equinox remain sparse. Officially confirmed by GM President Mark Reuss at the GM Investors Day event, it’s currently unknown if the upcoming Equinox will launch as a 2024 or 2025 model-year vehicle. For now, we expect that it will arrive as a 2025 model.
This is an important model to GM, as the Equinox competes in the compact crossover segment, which Reuss calls the largest segment in the world. As it stands, the current 2023 Equinox sells very well, placing third behind the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
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|
Speaking of the 2023 model, the current Chevy Equinox is powered by the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine, which produces 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. As for structure, the crossover rides on the GM D2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant and GM San Luis Potosí plant, both of which are located in Mexico.