This Wednesday, General Motors announced that its 16-year-old model Equinox will have its first fully electric predecessor. It is due by the fall of 2023, with an estimated price of around $30,000.
Chevrolet Equinox EV – A preview of the design
Sharp edges with LED strips from side to side on both ends of the vehicle are some of the features that give a futuristic impression. With 20-inch aluminum wheels and tinted windows, Chevrolet Equinox EV will move through the dark streets like a ninja.
Chevrolet mentioned that there will be fleet and retail variants, as well as two trim levels: LT and RS. The RS is likely to be significantly more expensive than the entry-level model, but it will also have higher performance.
The Chevrolet Equinox EV’s cabin is also quite appealing, with a huge touchscreen screen and a straightforward design. An 11-inch driver’s screen paired with a 17-inch infotainment screen guarantees a clear preview of the most important information while preserving space.
There are some rumors that the vehicle will be able of achieving up to 300 miles (480 km) on a full charge, but Chevrolet has not confirmed such information.
“The Equinox has always played an important role for Chevrolet as the second-highest selling brand nameplate. Providing an affordable EV option in the industry’s highest volume segment proves Chevy is going to make EVs available to everyone.”
– Steve Hill, Chevrolet’s Vice President
Based on what we know so far about Chevrolet Equinox EV, it will serve as a competition to some of the cars currently available: Volvo XC40 Recharge, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and Ford Mustang Mach-E. With the aforementioned pricepoint, it is substantially cheaper than other electric vehicles falling into the compact SUV class. This will either make other car brands pursue lower prices, or improve quality in order to justify the current ones. Either way, we’re rooting for Chevrolet!