On Friday, March 26th, 2010, GM announced a new way to produce more of its Equinox and GMC Terrains. GM is going to expand the CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll, Ontario to produce more Equinox bodies and then it will have those bodies shipped to the Oshawa plant for paint and final assembly. “This plan for CAMI and Oshawa allows us to meet customer demand for hot products while avoiding a potential production overcapacity situation by creatively using our assets and facilities,” said Mark Reuss, GM North America president. Reuss also stated that, “This agreement is pretty cost-effective and they could easily get 50,000 to 60,000 more units of … production…” Who doesn’t love the idea of having more Equinox readily available?
Another great aspect to this announcement is the creation of 600 jobs for the Oshawa plant and 70 jobs for the CAMI plant! In a time of world-wide economic hardship, it is great to see a company re-opening jobs for people.
he 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is redesigned, A new look with freshened styling, new engines, and some new features. This 4-door SUV seats five and comes in 4 levels which are LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels. Chevrolet Equinox offers a choice of two engines. A 182-hp with 2.4liter 4 cylinder is standard. And a 264-hp with 3.0liter V6 is optional on the 1LT, 2LT and LTZ.
Both the engines team with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive and all wheel drive are offered on all models. The important safety features includes ABS, traction control, an antiskid system, front side airbags and curtain side airbags.
Chevrolet calls the Equinox a compact crossover, but when you look at its dimensions, this CUV is in many respects more mid-size than compact. At 187.8 inches long. Chevy’s rationale for calling this a compact is the 72.5 inch width, which is 0.5 inches less than the RAV4 and two inches less than the Edge. So it’s really a “tweener” of sorts. However you define it, though, the Equinox is especially roomy relative to competitors.
The features available are remote engine start, a navigation system, wireless cell-phone link, DVD entertainment, a hard drive for storing digital audio files, a rearview camera and a power liftgate. Chevy Equinox uses Chevy’s MultiFlex rear seat that can be moved 8 inches fore and aft to better accommodate different storage and passenger needs.
The Chevrolet Equinox 2010 had the road test which includes a full evaluation from the inside out. The test is not only for engine and handling performance for 2010 Chevy Equinox, but also the interior cabin and cargo space. The test results ends in positive way which helps the customers to decide if the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is right for you.
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox includes detailed information on everything from fuel mileage to seating capacity. NHTSA crash test scores for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox are provided as well as manufacturer warranty information. The results based on a 35MPH frontal crash and 38.5MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five starts indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.