The upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox will introduce a brand-new fourth generation for the crossover, ushering in a long list of changes and updates in the process. Now, the new 2025 Chevy Equinox has once again been spotted testing as a prototype thanks to the following GM Authority photos.
Unsurprisingly, this 2025 Chevy Equinox prototype is covered head to toe in a swirling black-and-white camo wrap, as well as a vinyl sheet around the front fascia. Nevertheless, there are still a variety of interesting details on display.
The front end, for example, shows what could very well be a production grille treatment, incorporating horizontal grille slats that do well to enhance the crossover’s visual width. Slim placeholder lighting elements are mounted in the upper corners of the fascia, below which we see rounded forward lighting mounted on either side of the grille.
The profile view shows off some two-tone wheels that combo silver and black, wrapped in a set of Continental tires. To note, previous 2025 Chevy Equinox prototypes have been captured by GM Authority spy photographers running Firestone tires. The running gear is found under matte black (or possibly unfinished) wheel cladding, indicating that this particular prototype is either a lower-end model, or some more-rugged variant.
That said, this prototype does not appear to be an example of the next-gen 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ. As GM Authority covered back in December, GM is considering the release of a new Activ trim level for the next-gen ‘Nox, applying a suite of active-lifestyle upgrades to the crossover. However, unlike the Chevy Trailblazer Activ and Chevy Trax Activ, both of which are offered as light all-terrain vehicles, the new Chevy Equinox Activ is expected to include more extensive equipment and features, including beefier suspension, more aggressive rubber, a tucked-under exhaust system, and a modified rear fascia for greater ground clearance.
Notably, this particular 2025 Chevy Equinox prototype is equipped with a placeholder exhaust system.
Under the skin, the next-gen Equinox will continue to ride on the GM D2 platform, the same bones as the current model.
Look for the next-gen 2025 Chevy Equinox to debut during the 2024 calendar year.