At the Investor event in 2021 itself, General Motors has unveiled the good news of placing another electric crossover in its line-up that is the Chevrolet Equinox EV. Then, as a part of its CES 2022 EV Blitz, General Motors opened up its plan to launch this electrified version in the American market space by the next year. It is sure that the Chevrolet Equinox model will be welcomed by EV admirers as the fanfare for Chevrolet at CES 2022 witnessed the debut of the 2024 Chevy Silverado electric pickup truck.
Exterior Styling Of 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
Chevrolet has displayed its electrified version with a stylish design that is different from that of its gas-fed equinox, but with smaller dimensions. But, its size bears a strong likeness to the Trailblazer. Its dynamic look filled in the scantiness of small size and to enhance the sportier trait, one can get the RS variant with many guaranteed features. The chiseled body of equinox boasts of a distinct coupe-like silhouette, the absence of wraparound back glass and the slightly short-sized overhangs set it apart from the battery-powered, internal combustion engine Equinox. The grille free front fascia is covered up by a curvy bonnet in which the closed nose section pops out with a black enveloped property and illuminated with narrow headlights that is LED DRL light strips. The C-shaped outer ends, the robust C pillar, strong shoulder area, and the horizontal main lights are also the attention-seeking elements in the front fascia.
Between, the headlights and taillights are endowed with an aerodynamic trait and the dramatic wheel design on the 18 inches 5 spoke normal wheels are noteworthy along with the plump door handles which is not hopefully foreseen to be in the production car. The hind part boasts of a steeply inclined windscreen, hexagonal surface linked with a concave tailgate, a hexagonal plate area. The extended light strips meet the brand logo that amplifies the illuminating style. The preview pictures flaunt the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV with a zestful black and the interior theme with a red hue and another one with a grey black and blue theme.
Interior Styling Of 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
The interior design appears to be inspired by Chevy’s Silverado EV mainly the party piece, a digital dashboard that houses the infotainment screen. The thickset dash is occupied with a fully digital instrument cluster, the single horizontal panel clubbed with a 17-inch infotainment touch display that can be tilted towards the driver. This setup enables connectivity with your smartphone and operates the in-built Google functions like Google Assistant, Google Map, and Google Play in addition to the compatibility of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The tone imbibed in the dashy theme reflects that of the Bolt EUV sedan. There is a factor that minimized the fine advancement about the Equinox, that is the physical buttons drilled into the flat bottomed steering wheel.
Likewise, several other buttons to control the temperature and airflow cannot be denied completely as it may be handy for some traditional automobile users. But, the green light bar on it assures the seamless connection of the Chevrolet Super Cruise Autonomous driving system. The round air vents on the sides and the quadrilateral air conditioning vents are also the pretty airy elements on it. The standard configuration comes with leather seats, heated front seats, LED headlights, and Auxiliary power outlets whereas the limited trim presents some other offerings like the GLTE WI-FI hotspot, keyless access, and 5 USB ports that cannot be found in the standard one.
Storage And Safety Of 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
If we are figuring out anything that shows the most significant difference from the previous model, it would be the ample storage space to carry many more amenities than usual. The compact center console has an extended area that gets by omitting a gear shifter stalk. This space can be occupied by stuff like bottles and there is a small deck to place wallets, keys, phones, etc. If need more, you can take up the space under the armrest.
The standard safety features that are common in both the standard and limited trim levels are blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, lane-keeping assist and safety alert seats, etc. that are active enough for effortless navigation. The backup camera, parking sensors, six airbags, wireless connectivity for mobile devices are also equipped there. Chevy’s Teen Driving technology reassures on-road security and the enhanced Vision system lends an extra set of eyes in the windshield and thus detects dangerous conditions that you may not notice. Chevrolet has been aiming to introduce the Super Cruise control on its 22 models by 2023, but in the case of Equinox, Chevy has only offered less advanced and least expensive adaptive cruise control. It is anticipated that this may be done to let it go on sale as a budget-friendly vehicle, but it offers an Ultra cruise, a door-to-door hand-free driving setup that is superior to the Cruise control. The properties did not cease by this, but also appointed with the Hill start assist driver attention alert, and vehicle dynamic control.
Battery, Range, And Charging Of 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
Equinox EV is powered by a lithium battery pack that is modified by combining the lithium-ion and nickel-coated manganese cathodes to ensure high-grade security by storing more energy as it uses less physically dangerous materials. As the battery pack in it is based on Chevy’s noteworthy platform, the Ultium battery technology, we can expect a battery capacity that ranges from 50kWh to 200 kWh. Hence, the standard model is loaded with a 60kWh battery and another one with an 80kWh battery pack. It also associated with the built-in heat management that comes with the active cooling plates that is placed under the battery in order to exudate the heat under heavy working conditions.
Chevrolet Equinox EV is expected to never fail on extending a driving range of 300 miles. A 120V or 240V wall box or public charging outlet can juice up the charge by taking the overnight or by the hours of off-peak, in addition, Chevrolet offers fast charging capabilities as well. There is a top feature that Chevrolet gifts that is the OnStar’s ecoRoute app to direct the operator towards the route that is least fuel consumption and thus saves money.
Engine Performance Of 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
Unlike Chevy’s Bolt EUV sedan, Chevrolet Equinox EV will probably insert the all drive system as an option as the Bolt does not provide that currently. If it is with the four-wheel-drive system, then there would be dual motors mounted on the front and rear axle and thus provides higher horsepower output than that of the 200hp of Bolt EUV. Chevrolet Equinox EV is powered by the permanent magnet e- motor. In the standard trim level with 60kWh battery, the Volt e- C4 motor outputs a power of 208hp and produces a torque of 321 lb./ft.
On the other hand, the 80kWh battery in the Limited range is equipped with a Volt e- C14 engine putting out horsepower at a rate of 400hp and torque of 443 lb./ft. To limit the standard model within the budget and to be affordable for the mediocre families, its performance is impressive whereas the limited one can be availed by prominent families to experience a peppy powertrain performance that is highly efficient around towns and gives seamless navigation through highways.
Price And Launch Date Of 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
The company has already confirmed the estimated cost of both the trim levels, Standard and Limited. The ambitious price of the standard model can start from $30,000 and the Limited one costs from $40,000. This MSRP does not count the title, tax, dealer, and license fees as well as the DFC and optional equipment.
The launch of the Chevrolet Equinox EV in the USA is expected to be in the fall of 2023 that will see the release of its fleet and retail models along with the Limited and RS trims. The launch plan and the date will be also the same in Canada where the price starts from CAD 35,000.