There’s no need for an imaginary crystal ball or drinking companion at GM to figure out how America’s future Chevrolets and Buicks will appear. It’s enough to be aware of the developments in China and where the upcoming design and facelifts are always the first to pop up first.
2024 Chevy Equinox RS Redesign
For instance, the 2024 Chevy Equinox, in its current combustion-powered North American form is the kind of utilitarian but dull vehicle that can do its job but is just plain boring. Last month, thanks to images and information from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website, we discovered that the GM’s successor to the more than six years old Equinox is a more attractive vehicle with an angular jaw, a tighter waist, fashionable split headlights, and a lot more attitude.
It was only the Equinox standard. The same Chinese government website, we’ve been given a peek at the more sporty RS version, which takes the aggressivity a bit. This RS cosmetic package seems to have a brand new grille featuring horizontal bars that resemble corrugated as well as a silver-colored component on the lower bumper while one vehicle in the photos is even more aggressive with the black grille’s surround and a metal-effect rear bumper.
There are wheels with new designs that are larger (up to 19 inches, as you can see in the photos, although the datasheet states 17-in wheels as the normal) and are finished in a mixture of silver and black, as well as the black rails that run across the roof and the RS comes with a set of extremely slim, wide exhaust tailpipes. The changes aren’t a lot, however, they are noticeable.
The RS’s wheelbase is similar to the standard version’s at 107.5-in (2,730 millimeters) and a 183.5-in (4,661 millimeters) length means that the sportier bumper adds only 0.3-in (8 millimeters) to the overall footprint. The dimensions are almost the same as those of the present U.S. Equinox, though the Chinese version differs by 2.4 inches (59 millimeters) larger and nearly 2 inches (50 millimeters) taller, which is expected to make the interior more spacious.
Performance improvements over the standard 2024 Equinox is an increase of 33 percent in the engine’s capacity. The stock Equinox is equipped itself with a 1.5 ICE motor rated at 170 horsepower (127 kW or 173 PS) The RS increases the power to a 2.0-liter inline four producing 228 horsepower (170 kW/ 231 PS). This increases the top speed from between 118 and 131 mph (190 to 200 km/h).
2024 Chevy Equinox RS Revealed
GM North America hasn’t confirmed that the Equinox is the same version that will be available within Canada and the U.S. and Canada when the current model is retired. Chevy has unveiled Equinox EV, which is the Equinox EV, which is a completely different car however it’s unlikely that GM will abandon the ICE SUV market, so don’t be too surprised to see this model in U.S. showrooms for the 2025 model year.