Durable design and standard heated seats
Chevrolet Equinox RS 2025.
The changes to the Equinox are intended to enhance the appeal of a vehicle that General Motors has been offering for nearly 20 years, said Brad Franz, Chevy’s vehicle and crossover marketing manager. The compact crossover has evolved into one of GM’s best-selling vehicles.
“It’s very important for us to offer this product now. We feel it will be just as important, if not more so, than (before),” he said. “We still expect Chevy to be the No. 2 volume vehicle, and frankly, it plays in the largest segment in the industry at 22% (market share). We don’t see that declining.”
Equinox sales have stabilized over the past two years at more than 212,000 units. Sales remain well below pre-Covid levels of around 350,000 units in 2019.
Chevrolet Equinox RS 2025.
The 2025 model year will feature heated seats and a heated steering wheel as standard on all models – a first for Equinox and several major brands. Some automakers have implemented or discussed including these features in the monthly or annual subscription fee rather than offering them as standard or optional features. About 90% of owners surveyed want the features, GM said.
Franz declined to reveal prices for the next generation Equinox, which is expected to arrive in showrooms in the middle of the year in three models: LT, RS, and Activ. He said the company “has no intention of deviating significantly from our current pricing.”
The 2024 Equinox ranges from $28,000 to $35,000, including mandatory destination fees.
Among the reasons to buy an Equinox, customers often cite price and value, according to GM. The entry-level LT model is expected to account for about 60% of sales, Franz said.
“Although we intend to push this car to a higher level as we have done with some of the other executions we have announced, we remain very focused on value,” he said.
The exterior design of the next-generation Equinox is similar to other recently redesigned Chevy vehicles. It features a large hour-glass grille, a more sculpted design, and slim front and taillights. The design is similar but different from the all-electric Equinox, which is expected to go on sale this year after being postponed to 2023.
Inside, GM made changes to the compact crossover to make it roomier for the driver and passengers, including moving the shifter to the steering wheel column rather than between the passenger and driver or as buttons or knobs on the dashboard.
Chevrolet Equinox Active 2025.
For drivers who have used column shifters before, this is nothing like it was in the past. It’s a growing technology in the auto industry called “shift-by-wire” that removes many manual components and allows the car to change gears easily. With traditional column shift paddles, the driver needs to pull the lever forward and manually shift the car into gear.
The new Equinox features a new 11-inch configurable driver information center and an 11.3-inch infotainment screen in front of the driver.
“The first thing you’ll notice when you walk in there is the technology and the screens — it doesn’t feel like moderation,” Franz said.
The car will be produced at a plant in Mexico, where Franz says GM has room to increase production, if necessary.
The 2025 Equinox will continue to be powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The car is standard with front-wheel drive and is available with all-wheel drive.
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