2010 Chevrolet Equinox unveiled in USA

2010 Chevrolet Equinox unveiled in USA

General Motors might be at the edge of bankruptcy, but their latest product range is easily the most competitive they’ve ever created. The latest example of this rejuvenated product line is the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, which has just been unveiled.

The all-new 2010 Equinox is a compact crossover SUV that is simply based on the GMC Terrain, but comes with its own distinctive styling that looks uncannily attractive. The Equinox goes on sale in mid-2009 in America, which begs the question whether Chevy will even be around by then. It is available in LS, LT and LTZ trim, with front-wheel-drive or optional all-wheel-drive.

Two new engines are offered, each with fuel-saving direct injection and variable valve timing technology. Highlights include a new 182 hp 2.4-litre Ecotec direct-injected inline-4 engine which offers 9.2 litres/100 km in fuel economy, as well as a new 255 hp 3.0-litre direct-injected V6 engine offering 10.9 litres/100 km. Both cars can apparently go on for as much as 800 km between fill-ups, although that is probably overly optimistic.

Other features include six standard airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction control, OnStar help service and XM Satellite Radio, and a “smart” remote starting system that also activates the a/c and optional heated seats depending on the outside temperature. Standard and available features include alloy wheels from 17-inch to 19-inch in size, as well as fuel-saving electric power steering.

A “floating” center stack houses a multitude of ergonomic comfort and convenience controls. Blue ambient lighting is featured within and surrounding the center stack, encircling the center-console cupholders and within the door pull cups. The front and rear seats include cloth and perforated leather-trimmed offerings. The new Equinox has ‘MultiFlex’ rear seat capability, which allows the seat to be moved fore or aft nearly eight inches, for the best rear legroom in its class.

A variety of technologies are integrated in the Equinox, such as an available seven-inch touch-screen navigation system. Additional features also include Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, USB audio connectivity, DVD-based rear-seat entertainment system with two independent screens to enable DVD viewing on one and gaming on the other, internal memory/hard drive on uplevel radios for storing audio selections, powered rear liftgate, rear-vision camera system, with display in the rearview mirror or in the navigation screen, and a range of premium-feature audio systems with up to eight speakers and 250 watts of output.

There is a slight chance that this model might be available in Dubai, but with the GCC-spec Chevy Captiva, GMC Terrain and Opel Antara already filling the segment, chances of this version coming here are slim.

What do you think?



  1. wow this looks great. no idea on prices huh?

  2. it looks bigger than the Captiva!!!
    Looks nice….

  3. hope they just come out of their bankruptcy and people give ’em a chance!

  4. the interior looks gr8 but I still haven’t come to terms with that chevy grille on anything besides the tahoe.

  5. looks bit like sorento and ML…

  6. Looks a bit like the ML from the side.
    Vivek – The Mazda6 Ultra has been launched 😉 . The new showroom on SZR has also been opened

  7. yeah the ultra was launched a week ago.

  8. yup..saw the ultra at the sharjah showroom..they had invited me for the launch..but RayD, frankly speaking, I think the price tag is a bit too much for it..however, it is still priced better than the Accord V6!..the leather in the ultra is much better; but i still like the exterior looks of my jap 6 🙂 ..and yes, the car is humungous!

  9. and by the way..where is the galadari showroom in szr?

  10. Doesn’t this look like the GLK?

    It seems to me that the Japs are rounding off all their cars and getting uglier, whereas the US is making much better looking cars!

  11. The size of this car is more of a med-size rather than a compact; it is bigger than the Rav4 and CRV. It’s probably more comparable to the Hyundai SantaFe or even Ford Edge.

    The price in the US starts at around Dhs 90k for the 2009 model and full option reaches almost Dhs 120k. Not cheap, but an EXTREMELY nice car.

  12. By the way, there will be a car show in Jeddah Harthy Center from next Saturday the 27th to Tuesday. It will have all the 2009 models including Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, GM, Ford, Audi, BMW, etc.

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