GM brand Chevrolet just released a new video ad for its current and upcoming vehicles entitled Together Let’s Drive, which in its original form accidentally leaked the 2025 Chevy Equinox in Cacti Green exterior paint.
Chevy quickly took down the video and edited out the 2025 Chevy Equinox, replacing it with a segment showing the popular 2024 Chevy Trax crossover, again in the Cacti Green color. However, GM Authority took screenshots of the Equinox teaser so you have the opportunity to see the vehicle.
The 2025 Chevy Equinox appeared in the original video at around the 45-second mark, As can be seen in the image above, the leaked images showed the ‘Nox in the Activ trim driving along a road. Photos and some other details of the 2025 model year Equinox were previously leaked by the Chinese government, including pictures of the new Activ trim. The RS trim was also revealed in China.
From today’s leaked photos, the U.S. version of the 2025 crossover looks quite similar to the Chinese variant, at least from the limited angles available. Matching the Chinese Activ trim, the North American version sports a black Bow Tie logo with silver edging. Other matching details include the taillight design and shark fin C-pillar.
The leaked video images also show the AWD badge alongside the liftgate Equinox logo. This potentially confirms that, like its Chinese counterpart, the U.S. version of the 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ might include the all-wheel drivetrain as standard, rather than optionally available as on some lower trim levels.
The Equinox in the video wore a coat of Cacti Green paint (color code GVR) as its finish. Chevy replaced the video segment with a short sequence of a 2024 Chevy Trax speeding along an oceanside highway with water stretching to the horizon beyond it, once again with Cacti Green as the exterior paint hue. Other vehicles showcased in the video include the Chevrolet Silverado EV, the Chevy Silverado ZR2, the 2024 Traverse, the 2024 Trailblazer, the 2024 Blazer EV, the 2023 Chevy Colorado, and the Chevy Corvette.
Following the publication of this article, a Chevy spokesperson provided a statement regarding the next-generation crossover. “We appreciate the excitement about our vehicles. Chevrolet is a global brand with a diverse global portfolio of products. There are no news to share today regarding a new Equinox for the U.S. market.”
GM Authority predicted The General would add an Activ trim level to the next generation of the Chevy Equinox back in December 2022. The 2025 Chevy Equinox debuts the nameplate’s fourth generation and is expected to bring a long list of changes and updates. The more upright stance and muscular styling is already visible in the leaked images.
The fully overhauled interior will feature a new digital gauge cluster, new steering wheel, new infotainment system with a larger infotainment screen, new safety tech, and the GM Super Cruise system. Fresh colors and materials will give the interior a makeover, while ergonomics and interior space will be improved.
Motivation is expected to be supplied by a new small-displacement turbocharged gasoline engine paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
You can view the new version of Chevy’s Together Let’s Drive video with the 2025 Chevy Equinox Activ omitted here: