Another fully electric SUV is coming up, 2024 Chevy Equinox is about to drop. This is another electric vehicle in the Chevy lineup. They are also one of the manufacturers that claims they will switch to a fully green fleet. This is a great way to gain some hype from fans and get a better market share.
The Equinox is the second best selling Chevy vehicle. Which says a lot about the compact sporty SUV. At this moment we know that the Equinox is forgoing the traditional internal combustion engine. They will be implementing a new platform and architecture that can support all the new components. The Ultium battery platform is going to be used, which is great. This is a proven and amazing architecture. The newly refreshed and redesigned SUV is soon to go on sale. There will be different trims that dictate the amount of amenities and quality of technology. There is going to be a better styled interior with new features. On the outside a more sleek and aggressive look is coming as well. For the powertrain we know that it will be Ultium and it will be amazing.
Let’s read more about the upcoming refresh.
On the outside, expect a sleek looking SUV. This crossover is going to be similar to previous Equinoxes. The 2024 Chevy Equinox will not have a front mesh since there is no engine. Instead it will have a LED just below the hood and headlights to the sides. They are also linear. The Chevy sign is also illuminated.
Bumpers are seamless and fit into the design quite well. Wheels are 19 inches probably, doubtful we get fat tires for off-roading. Ride height isn’t too tall as well so don’t expect to go wild off the beaten path. Under the hood we get extra storage space. Hood is also sporty with some curves. Overall great body design with nice aerodynamics. These should improve fuel efficiency and handling on the road.
2024 Chevy Equinox Interior
As we already mentioned, the 2024 Chevy Equinox is still in planning. So there are no renders of the interior. Which doesn’t come as a surprise, this is the usual way with concepts. But we can expect them to borrow the interior from its predecessor. One other path that Chevy could take is to make a completely new interior to signify how different this new EV SUV actually is. But expect top of the shelf materials for upholstery. Contrast stitching is probable with multiple colors for seating. Infotainment will be standard with all the possible connectivity.
Hopefully no less than 13 inches in size. It will be a five seater without the third row capability. A futuristic cabin is more likely. Digital dashboard, for easier tracking of information. Heads up display is also a standard. There are some buttons on the steering wheel to improve safety. Other safety features include automatic brakes, tire pressure tracking and lane change departure, along with many others. But we are waiting for the Super Cruise. The hands free driving software that lets drivers relax a bit behind the wheel. But not completely doze off.
We have only recently heard about the news of the 2024 Chevy Equinox. This is probably the reason why we don’t have too much information about the powertrain for the upcoming SUV. All we know is that Chevy decided to dump the internal combustion engine. Meanwhile jumping on the electric hype train. This is a great idea as most manufacturers are racing to produce some amazing vehicles that run on batteries. The earlier they switch their fleet to green energy the better for them. This would allow them to get a better hold of the market share.
One thing is for sure, the new Chevy Equinox is going to use Ultium technology. This means that the whole platform and architecture that was used, will have to be dumped as well. The new platform needs to be able to support all the heavy batteries and other parts that come with these types of powertrains. They will of course be placed under the cabin to improve handling and balance of the SUV. The battery pack size is not known at the moment. But considering the size of the Equinox we don’t believe it will be on the smaller side. We expect around 200 kWh which would give the SUV over 250 horsepower and over 400 miles range. This amount of range on a single charge would be amazing. Especially considering that most other vehicles get around 300.
An excellent selling point and big plus in our book. This of course comes with standard fast charging. The feature would enable you to get around 100 miles in just 10 minutes of charging. Also having this range for driving won’t be a nuisance since you can drink a cup of coffee and be on your way. Peer to peer charging is also something we would like to see. This feature comes in handy especially if you are stranded somewhere without a charging station. Simply call a friend with an EV and borrow power from them. As time passes we will have more information about a specific powertrain and the technology used for the new Chevy SUV.
As the SUV is still in planning we don’t have official mileage for it. But you can expect the 2024 Chevy Equinox to be somewhere around 90mpg. This is on par with most EVs out there and we don’t believe Chevy is going to make something thirsty this time around.
Price and Release Date
We can expect the 2024 Chevy Equinox to drop around summer in 2023. Just in time when most other manufacturers unveil their creations. Price will be dictated by the trim. There are LT trim and RS which cost around $30,000 for the LT and $40,000 for the RS.