The upcoming Chevrolet Equinox EV has been unveiled in images posted by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Tech (MIIT). These images provide a glimpse into the features and specifications of the all-electric crossover that is set to hit the US market from Mexico this fall.
The RS-badged model showcased in the images closely resembles its US-bound counterpart. It sports a closed front grille with integrated main beam lights and a rear diffuser. Notably, the Equinox EV is equipped with several video cameras, likely to facilitate a 360-degree view on the infotainment system. Additionally, blind spot visual alerts can be found on the side mirrors, alongside front and rear parking sensors. Furthermore, the car offers a two-piece sunroof and two color options for the roof itself.
The government filings also reveal the dimensions of the Equinox EV. It measures 190 inches long, 75 inches wide, and 65 inches tall. This makes it slightly longer and taller than the Tesla Model Y, while being narrower by 0.6 inches.
General Motors aims to make the Chevrolet Equinox EV one of the most affordable electric vehicles in the United States. The entry-level 1LT variant is expected to have a price tag of around $30,000. Manufacturing of the model is divided between SAIC-GM for the Chinese market and the Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico for the US market.
The Equinox EV will be available in five trim levels in the US. The first to arrive will be the 2RS variant, offering a GM-estimated range of up to 300 miles for the front-wheel drive version. It will feature 20-inch wheels and a heated flat-bottom steering wheel. The other versions, namely 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, and 3RS, are scheduled to be available in the spring of next year.
Although pricing details for the different trims are yet to be announced, General Motors is expected to reveal more information closer to the launch date. In related news, a petition signed by approximately 600 EV drivers urges GM to retain the entry-level Equinox EV, citing the discontinuation of the most affordable variant of the Chevrolet Blazer EV. This move has raised concerns that the entry-level Equinox EV could face a similar fate.
– China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Tech
– General Motors