Chevrolet introduced the fourth-generation Equinox earlier nowadays and it ushers in a quantity of essential modifications. Besides sporting a rugged new design and style and a classier cabin, it characteristics further gear and a streamlined lineup.

Starting with the latter, Chevrolet is simplifying items as there are only 3 trims recognized as LT, RS, and Activ. The old LS and Premier are history, although the firm also decided to eschew trim levels such as LT1 and LT2.

The simplification extends beyond trims as the 2025 Equinox comes far much better equipped. We’ll find out complete information closer to launch, but even the entry-level LT has adaptive cruise manage, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. That’s on best of an 11-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.three-inch infotainment method with Google constructed-in.

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During a preview earlier this month, Chevrolet officials told us they had been “proud” the entry-level model comes so nicely equipped. They also explained a quantity of clients had been seeking for heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, so they decided to make them common gear.

This is a considerable modify as the outgoing Equinox LS didn’t even provide heated front seats. Furthermore, adaptive cruise manage utilized to be portion of a $1,200 Safety and Infotainment package on the Equinox LT.

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While the added gear will most likely trigger rates to climb, Chevrolet officials told us the model will continue to be competitive with rivals. They also noted the best 3 motives that shoppers select Equinox are value and worth, top quality, and the dealership sales encounter.

Officials went on to say they count on the LT trim to appeal to the ‘heart of the market,’ although the RS must continue to be well-known with shoppers. However, the true star is the new Activ trim, which has an outside attitude thanks to distinctive styling and 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.

Chevrolet crossovers have been on a roll lately and the firm is expecting the Equinox to extend that trend. In specific, SUV sales had been up 35% final year as the Trailblazer enjoyed record sales although the Trax is “one of the hottest vehicles in the industry.” There’s tiny doubt this good results will continue thanks to the redesigned Equinox and Traverse as effectively as the facelifted Tahoe and Suburban.

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