The updated Chevrolet Equinox has been revealed in the US which should arrive locally with a Holden badge.
On the outside, the Equinox gets new front and rear fascias, a more aggressively styled grille and new LED headlights.
Depending on the grade, safety kit now includes autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, automatic headlights, a surround-view camera system, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.
In the US, a sportier-looking RS variant has been added to the range, it’s distinguished by dark 19-inch wheels, a gloss black grille, black badging, quad exhaust tips, black leather trim with contrasting red stitching, and an RS branded gear shifter.
Higher grades also get logo projection on the tailgate and French stitching throughout the cabin. Fancy.
Power continues to come from 1.5- and 2.0-litre turbocharged engines matched to six or nine-speed automatic transmissions. Buyers can still choose between front and all-wheel drive configurations.
Holden is yet to confirm when the updated Equinox will reach Oz. The car has failed to build a strong local following, finding only 4562 buyers in 2019. The medium SUV segment is dominated by the Mazda CX-5 (25,539), Toyota RAV4 (24,260), and Nissan X-Trail (19,726).