Chevrolet is set to rock the auto market again with the release of the all new 2016 Chevy Equinox. Its previous model was the best-selling car in whole America for Chevrolet. With the introduction of new cutting edge technology in the looks and interiors of the car and since then has garnered very strong rumors. This compact utility vehicle is best in its class. This compact utility vehicle with great maneuverability, improved fuel efficiency and with the excellent interior is already a hot pick for the parents planning out some family trip.
2016 Chevy Equinox – Exterior and Interior Design
The interior of 2016 Chevy Equinox has been a real changeover if we compare it with its previous generation. It is a 5+1 capacity SUV with folding rear seats. The whole cargo space of this SUV can be increased by folding the rear seats. The total internal space with all the seats up is 31.4 cubic feet whereas with the rear seat down the cargo space goes up to 64 cubic feet. Behind the front seats there are stretchy net bags for the grocery items and also it comprises of tablet holder along with the bags. As for safety measures it has been awarded four stars from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With improved airbags and disc brakes this SUV have everything within it as a safety measurement. There are total 6 airbags which are divided into 5 airbags for seat and one airbag for head safety. This SUV has a special feature of producing WiFi hotspot for its customer. This new 2016 Chevy Equinox is a little bit longer in dimension than its previous version. The new dimensions are 188*73*66 inches. Chevrolet have introduced its patent dual type grille in this model like all other SUV’s and new LED in its LT and LTZ models. Also fog lights are introduced but only for the top model i.e., LTZ. To update the whole exterior look this car has updated its wheels and lower fascias. Chevrolet has continued its manufacture of the whole body with sheet metals as they had used it in 2010 with its 1st generation.
2016 Chevy Equinox – Engine Specs
2016 Chevy Equinox is installed with a powerful engine of 2.4 liters direct injecting cylinders producing a power of 182 hp a 6,700 r.p.m and the torque produced by this engine is 172 lb-ft at 4,900 r.p.m. It comprises of 3.6 liter V6 with six transmission speed. V6 is offered only on LT and LTZ models. The fuel type in this SUV is of E85. The amount of carbon dioxide emitted by this SUV is around 4,168 kg/year. The efficiency of 2016 Chevy Equinox is one of the best in class. The fuel efficiency in the city is 10.5 liter/100 km and its efficiency in highway is around 7.3 liter/100 km. Due to the presence of such strong engine, the pickup speed of this SUV is tremendous. With such a heavyweight also it reaches 0-100 km/h within 9.9 seconds and 80-120 km/h within 6.9 seconds. The top speed of this version is yet unknown but due to its more weight this SUV have huge stability even at high speed.
2016 Chevy Equinox – Price and Release Date
The date of release is not yet confirmed by Chevrolet but it is expected to release in mid or last quarter of 2016. There are different price slots for different models of this new 2016 Chevy Equinox but the base price is expected to be around $28,405. The company is providing with a base warranty of 3 years/60,000km and powertrain warranty of 5 years /160,000km.