A month after images of the next-generation compact crossover first leaked in China, photos of the sporty 2025 Chevy Equinox RS variant have just leaked in the Asian country.
Images of the next-gen 2025 Chevy Equinox RS has been leaked by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which once again released SAIC-GM’s future product statement of the upcoming Equinox ahead of the automaker’s official debut. Last time, we saw the 2025 Equinox in a base trim, and now, we get to preview the sporty looking RS trim level.
The new leaked photos notably show that the 2025 Chevy Equinox RS accentuates the rugged design of the upcoming crossover’s high-stance body and muscular lines, with styling cues befitting Chevrolet’s sporty trim level. These include the more radical mesh grille treatment, black Bow Tie, blacked-out overall finish, and larger two-tone alloy wheels.
All of these cosmetic tweaks enhance the upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox RS’ visual appeal, which, as the images reveal, will be available with a contrasting black roof. The rear end of the 2025 Equinox RS remains largely identical to the base version with the exception of minor changes such as blacked-out emblems and a red RS badge.
Mechanically, the 2025 Chevy Equinox RS for the Chinese market will come standard with the turbocharged 2.0L LXH I4 engine rated at 169 kW or 227 horsepower, mated exclusively to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. As such, this powertrain option ranks above the 132 kW or 177-horsepower 1.5L engine that will equip the base variants.
The next-gen 2025 Chevy Equinox is expected to make its global debut in the coming months, possibly in North America, which is the crossover’s top global volume market. The new 2025 Equinox rides on an updated variant of the current model’s GM D2 platform, with a nearly identical 107.5-inch wheelbase. Overall length, width and height are pegged at 183.2 inches, 74.9 inches and 67.5 inches, respectively.