After confirming the arrival of Chevrolet‘s all-electric crossover in China with the first local leak of the model last September, new images of the all-new Chevy Equinox EV have just appeared in the Asian country.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a new future product statement from General Motors’ SAIC-GM joint venture for the all-new Chevy Equinox EV, leaking new images and technical features of the vehicle in two different configurations before the automaker’s official unveiling of the model in the country.
Unlike the previous leak that showed the crossover in the sporty RS trim level with AWD, the newly released images of the all-new Chevy Equinox EV in China show the crossover in two distinctive variants equivalent to the 1LT and 3LT trims of the model for North America. Both trims are equipped with front-wheel drive and a single-motor drivetrain mounted on the front axle, but with two different power outputs.
Aesthetically, the new Chevy Equinox EV variants leaked in China remain consistent with the already mentioned trim levels for the North American market. The base variant presents a simple look with matte black trim and no decorative elements, while the intermediate variant adds body-color wheel arches, chrome moldings, roof rails and the horizontal light strip that connects the headlamps. Its only difference from the American 3LT model is the transparent taillamp lenses.
The Chinese-market Chevy Equinox EV’s powertrains are made up of a front-mounted Ultium Drive motor that generates 150 kW or 201 horsepower in the base variant equivalent to the 1LT, and 180 kW or 241 horsepower in the mid-level trim. SAIC-GM’s statement reveals that the base Equinox EV is powered by a ternary lithium-ion battery pack, while the mid-range version has a lithium iron phosphate battery.
The all-new Chevy Equinox EV is expected to be officially introduced in China during the first half of this year, as Chevrolet’s first all-electric vehicle based on the Ultium architecture to be manufactured and marketed in that country. As such, the zero-emission compact crossover will play a strategic role in the rollout of the Bow Tie brand’s electric vehicle strategy in the world’s largest automotive market.