In recent weeks, images of the next-gen Chevy Equinox have leaked several times in China – first in the crossover’s basic variant and then in the sporty looking RS trim. As if those weren’t enough, pictures of the 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ are now also leaking in the Asian country.
The upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ has come to light for the first time via a leak from the SAIC-GM joint venture’s official future product statement in China, which has been released by the country’s authorities before the automaker announced the rugged new version of Chevrolet‘s compact crossover. As usual, the leaked data of the 2025 Equinox Activ includes exterior photos and the technical sheet.
This leak confirms GM Authority‘s exclusive report released late last year, anticipating that the next-gen Chevy Equinox would get an Activ trim level to expand the brand’s lineup of active lifestyle crossover editions. As such, the 2025 Chevy Equinox will join the current Chevy Trailblazer and all-new Chevy Trax as the third utility vehicle to adopt the Activ trim.
Notably, the first images of the upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ show significant design differences from the base and RS trim levels. The 2025 Equinox Activ adopts a specific fascia design that includes a more prominent grille with new end shapes, air scoops, and mesh pattern, wrapped in a gloss black frame that’s matched to a rugged-looking bumper.
The 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ’s rear section also gets cosmetic upgrades to the lower part of the bumper, with a satin gray molding that simulates a metal guard, along with Activ badging. In addition, the AWD badge indicates that the Equinox Activ comes standard with an all-wheel drivetrain and the most potent powertrain, consisting of the 227-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L I4 LXH engine mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
The next-gen 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ is expected to make its world debut in the second half of this year, along with other versions of the totally redesigned crossover, which will be built and marketed in both China and North America. The adventurous variant of the fourth-generation Equinox will introduce enhanced off-road capabilities for the first time in the crossover, including 17-inch wheels wrapped in optional all-terrain tires.