All-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox launched in UAE

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 by

GM Middle East replaces the nameplate with a new Equinox with a starting price of AED76,900

2018 chevrolet equinox

After the Silverado pickup truck, the Equinox crossover is Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle with two million shifted since launch, so it’s fairly important for GM Middle East to get its Middle East launch of the all-new 2018 Equinox right.

The Americans start by pricing the five-seater from AED76,900, which undercuts all the Japanese rivals like the CR-V (from AED89,900) and even makes the Koreans nervous like the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Tucson (from AED72,000).

Previously you’d have known the old model as the Chevrolet Captiva, but the Equinox is a new global nameplate, some 180kg lighter than its predecessor, echoing the designs of Chevy’s electric Volt, and Malibu and Cruze.

2018 chevrolet equinox

In the the 2018 Equinox is offered with two engine options, a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine for the entry-level models and a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, with available all-wheel drive. The base engine makes 170 horsepower and 272Nm of torque, and the 2.0-litre  produces 250 horsepower and 353Nm of torque, mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission and good for 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds.

Chevrolet throws in plenty of LEDs, fog lamps and daytime running lights on the top-spec Equinox Premier model, dual exhausts, and available 19-inch wheels.

2018 chevrolet equinox

Occupants have an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen to play with, as well as a nine-speaker Bose sound system, connectivity options, Bluetooth, USB ports, a panoramic roof, and a one-touch folding rear bench.

It also offers wireless phone charging, ventilated front leather seats, standard active noise cancellation, and dual-zone air conditioning. The 2018 Equinox is in local showrooms from next month with, once again, prices starting from AED76,900, while the headlining Premium trim will cost you AED110,900.

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