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Waiting for the 2023 Chevy Equinox release to know its specs? Well, learn what specs you may gather in this detail below.
Are you interested in knowing what improvement the Chevy Equinox will get in its next release? Well, you are not the only person wondering about this. The 2023 Chevy Equinox actually should be released in 2022. However, due to the aging condition of the pandemic, the 2021 version was introduced as the 2022 Equinox, making the 2022-version to become the 2023 version of Chevy Equinox. Are you curious about this car’s improvement for the next release? Check out this article below.
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What Kind of Car is Chevy Equinox?
Before delving in too far, you should know first what kind of car Chevy Equinox is. To be simply put, Equinox is a lineup from Chevrolet which is a compact crossover. Being said as a ‘compact-sized’ crossover, it doesn’t mean the car is super small. Instead, it is a mid-size crossover with four doors available for the passengers and one door on its back.
However, these days many people will refer to it as a compact crossover. Probably it is because the carmaker themselves made the car to befit the dimension of C-SUV class with 4,300 mm x 4,700 mm, two-row seating. Meanwhile, the size of a mid-size SUV is usually 4,700 mm x 5,100 mm.
It won’t bring much difference from the 2022 Chevy Equinox. However, to say that 2023 Chevy Equinox doesn’t bring any difference compared to its last release isn’t right either. Sources mentioned that it will bring minor improvement, marked mostly on its exterior and interior dashboard.
The Change in Its Exterior
It is expected that the 2023 version of this lineup will bring refreshment to its front grille, headlights, and its beam projector.
To be more detailed, the grille shape may be modified a bit. Following the change, the headlight may also get some ‘perm’, making it to be looking sportier as an SUV, despite being only a compact-sized one. The bumpers, too, may also get replaced with something more modern.
Body colors are also predicted to be updated. The carmaker may create a different list for its body colors, or simply only get the old list updated and added with new colors. Regarding this aspect, there is still no information from the carmaker. So, we can only wait until the carmaker finally announced the car.
The Equinox Engine
Being a compact crossover doesn’t mean you cannot get a strong SUV in hand. For the 2023 version, you can get a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 1.5 L size of its displacement. Another source mentioned that the 4-cylinder engine is the upgraded level; while the most basic is the three-cylinder engine, turbocharged as well.
According to the source, the 4-cylinder turbocharged engine will provide the car with 170 HP as its maximum power production. It may not be as powerful as other SUVs, but it can be said enough to tackle ‘not-heavy-duty’ drives.
The car is expected to be equipped with automatic transmission; but a source mentioned that it will be a 6-speed transmission, while another source posed 8-speed transmission. Which one is the right one? Again, we will never know the answer until the car is officially released.
Chevy Equinox may not yet get ‘electrified’ nor get it hybrid. We don’t know the reason, still, but it is expected that the electrification will take place soon. Let’s hope that the 2024 version will have the
Now that you know the transmission, one thing left is about the wheel drive. So, what will the 2023 Chevy Equinox have as its drivetrain?
Turns out the drivetrain of this car will be a front-wheel-drive (FWD). This may not be that perfect for an SUV, but you can upgrade the car you own into an all-wheel-drive (AWD) to befit what an SUV should have, especially if you are planning to tackle some difficult terrains. Indeed, this will require you to invest some additional money.
Sources have nothing much to talk about the 2023 Chevy Equinox’s interior. This is because there isn’t enough information to help predict what may come as part of its interior.
The materials used in its seating aren’t expected to change for the upcoming release, and so do many other aspects. However, as one of the most visible parts of the car’s interior, the touchscreen panel is expected to take the upgrade in terms of its operating software. Connectivity to smartphones is also one aspect that is made to be better as the new 2023 Chevy Equinox rolls out.