Once again, new details of the next-generation Chevy Equinox have unofficially emerged in China, where the upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox PHEV has just leaked for the first time.
The Asian country’s authorities published SAIC-GM’s official future product statement for the upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox PHEV, an unprecedented electrified version of Chevrolet‘s next compact crossover that will soon be introduced in China’s domestic market. As such, the first images of the all-new Equinox PHEV and some of its key features have been revealed ahead of the model’s global debut.
The upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox PHEV maintains virtually the same exterior appearance as the other versions of the new next-generation utility vehicle. In fact, the leak from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology shows that the plug-in hybrid variant of the 2025 Equinox will be available in several trim levels – including the RS and the Activ leaked in the middle of this year.
Aesthetically, the upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox PHEV differentiates itself from the rest of the lineup with some minor tweaks and slight body changes exclusive to the version. These include a new alloy wheel design with more aerodynamic elements, a new finish of the lower part of the rear bumper without the double exhaust outlets seen on the more equipped versions, and the ‘PHEV’ badge just below the rear lights.
Naturally, the most notable novelty of the 2025 Chevy Equinox PHEV is in its powertrain configuration. The plug-in hybrid powertrain of the next Equinox for China is composed of a 1.5L turbocharged combustion engine capable of generating 127 kW or 170 horsepower, working alongside a 140 kW or 188-horsepower main electric motor. A lithium iron phosphate battery pack of unspecified capacity feeds the electric motor.
The upcoming 2025 Chevy Equinox PHEV will soon debut in China as a complementary variant of the fourth-generation compact crossover, whose global debut should occur shortly going on sale early next year. This is the fourth configuration of the redesigned Chevy Equinox whose images were leaked in the Chinese market after the regular variant, the RS and the Activ.