The coronavirus pandemic has put several industries on hold. The automobile industry was one of such sectors affected by the pandemic. The production of vehicles has slowed down in the past six months, leading to several delays of various cars and models. At the start of the year, we were expecting a whole new look Chevrolet Equinox, but the update was suspended and pushed to the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox model. Production and manufacturing are already underway for the new generation of Chevrolet Equinox. On current standing and in order to make up for lost time, the production of the third and fourth of the Chevrolet Equinox might happen at the same time. There are talks that the production of the Chevrolet Equinox 2022 model will take place across three facilities.
Production is expected to start at the Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico before moving to the San Luis Potosi plant, still in Mexico, before concluding at the California CAMI Assembly plant. Mind you, the third generation Chevrolet Equinox production might be done simultaneously with the fourth generation.
What can we expect from the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the leading lines of the SUV niche. The 2022 model is a compact SUV that will guarantee lots of cargo space. While the model was supposed to come in 2021, the pandemic put a stop to production. Now, we can expect a more detailed update for the 2022 model.
In terms of its exterior, the Chevrolet Equinox 2022 model will have a noticeable makeover. From refreshed taillights to refurbished headlights, updated front grille, and bumper, we expect some noticeable changes in the new 2022 model. There are also noticeable changes to the trim.
Mind you, thanks to the unforeseen setbacks in 2020, we shouldn’t expect much difference between the 2022 model and the current model. Overall, the compact SUV will still have some standout features such as a comfortable and spacious interior, good fuel performance, and lots more.
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New 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
The 2022 Equinox interior is very likable. Constructed from top quality materials and styled with incredible touch, the car’s interior is awe-inspiring. The front and rear seats offer comfort and astonishing space. There are also a good number of features to keep riders and passengers entertained for long trips. We can’t stress the spacious interior enough. The cabin also houses lots of cupholders, among other things.
There is a 7.0-inch touch screen infotainment system. The system has mass appeal as it is easy to use and very responsive. We expect the usual Apple Carplay compatibility as well as the Android Auto compatibility. USB connectivity, Bluetooth phone, aux input jack, and audio streaming are also present.
Engine Changes and Performance Update for New 2022 Chevrolet Equinox
We were expecting much from the engine and performance of the 2022 model. While the all-wheel drive is the popular option available, there is also the front-wheel drive. The turbo four-cylinder engine might not appeal to many. The turbocharged 1.5-L 4-cylinder generates 170hp. It might not give the necessary speed you might need on the highway, but it can still give a fast drive. There is also the option of the large turbocharged 2.0-L four-cylinder. This option provides a more balanced approach to speed and weight. There is With the right reinforcement, the Chevrolet can tow up to 3000 to 3500 pounds. The car is easy to handle and drive. The steering and handling are also top-notch. The ride is a bit steady, and the presence of 17-inch and 18-inch (and optional 19-inch) give sound road transmission.
This compact SUV comes with several safety features. There is adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection system, automated emergency brake system, and lots more.
New 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Price
There are no price details yet, but we expect the car to cost from $25,000 to $34,000. The 2022 Chevy 2022 will be available in L, LS, LT, Premier, and RS model. While most people might want to go for the RS model, we recommend the LT (estimated price $29,000).
The Equinox is one of Chevrolet’s best selling product, and it is easy to see why. The new updates in the 2022 model mean users can enjoy more level of comfort and performance that they’ve come to experience in previous Equinox models. When it comes to compact crossovers, the Chevrolet Equinox 2022 is right up there with the very best. The car has mass appeal and consumption. With lots of leg space, a responsive infotainment system, and high performance, the car is very desirable. It holds its own regarding interior, athletic handling, and leg room, compared to other compact SUVs. The all-wheel-drive is the more readily available option; however, the four-cylinder option is still a good pick. The powerful engine, in addition to the spacious interior, and eye-catching exterior, make the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox a sensible choice.