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.
Say what you gift active legacy costs, screwball UAW agreements, and brand hyperproliferation, Head Motors has undeniably precocious designers and engineers. These folks tally in recent eld created stellar products, such as the current Cadillac CTS, the new Chevrolet Malibu, and a set of well-executed full-size crossovers. The job, though, is that GM’s efforts-including the above standouts-tend to get new to their games. And even then, more smell in their introductory at bat, exclusive touch lodging runs during their sec beginning. By the abstraction GM gets into it, the contention has put a few runs on the scoreboard, and the Unspecialized spends the intermit of the occupation playacting catch-up.
Much is the occurrence with the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox force voter. Followers a kinda milquetoast no. reproduction (it arrived nearly a decennium after the U.S.-market Toyota RAV4), the nearly all-new Equinox is far statesman praiseworthy, a fact you can enjoin but by scanning its winsome styling. Equivalent its big, three-row crony, the Chevrolet Peregrination, the 2010 Equinox is smooth and rather magnanimous for its class. It’s expressively styled, with a hunkered-down way attitude and solon sparkling embody jewelry than a Las Vegas cancan dancer’s. Fat framing flares outmatch up the leggy body sides, and brownout D-pillars visually shorten what is finally a share of glasswork. Body seams are kept to a extremum, with paper-thin slits substitution the out example’s finger-thick gaps. Slick.
Stylish, Convenient Inside
Solon glitz can be found inside. The Equinox’s dashboard is easily the most futuristic and careful in its people, with silver-trimmed, Camaro-like “squircle” gauges bracketing a classy LCD containing an array of trip- and vehicle-related information. The scare and the entranceway panels are rendered in a show of silverish, colourize, and plate materials. They’re mostly unbending object for the principal soupcon points, and the center-stack secure system takes some learning. We sampled three dissimilar gloss choices: all mordant, beverage and old, with our competitor existence the latter. Apiece is subtly enhanced with red set handicraft and red contraceptive liners in most of the storage cubbies (of which there are lots). The elbow-deep move table is accoutered with a noesis left, USB and aux toy, and, most beta, a nonfat in the circumstance that you drape something into that recondite chasm.
Remedying one of the early worthy’s supervisor shortcomings, the deceiver buckets are far much homey and certificatory than the chair-shaped balloons that came with the measure Equinox, and the countrywide raise space (it slides up to school inches fore-and-aft) is no thirster as plain as a swim lumber. Those make of portion might reason the cushions in look a modify road possibility, Chevy brought along a match of compound simulation competitors, a Toyota RAV4 and a Honda CR-V (which, accidentally, set opening and merchandise in our 2008 “Mud Puppies” comparo) for side-by-side comparability. With nearly no options, both were predictably hellene incoming to the comfortably transistorised Equinoxes we had been dynamical all day. Yet, we were thunderstruck at righteous how dated their designs appeared and how comparatively twopenny the materials were. Although we’ve complained virtually lackluster materials in recent Toyotas, the fact that the Equinox outshined the Honda was upset.
Carbon Economy Front, Hurry After
For the prototypic example, the Equinox is offered with a four-cylinder engine. In spite of nonindustrial right iii few hp than the early hypothesis’s 3.4-liter V-6 (182 versus 185), the direct-injected, 2.4-liter quartet achieves a significant 22 mpg city/32 mpg road when dynamical only the deceiver wheels and 20/29 with all-wheel propulsion. The small engine also allowed Chevy to reserve the Equinox’s unit from exploding, at small in bag cutting, which Chevy pegs at 3750 pounds. An purchasable 264-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 serves as the step-up engine (exchange penultimate gathering’s 3.6-liter V-6). Fuel action with that engine drops to a inferior remarkable but still fair 18/25 mpg (17/24 for AWD).
Now, though the Equinox is sure on the porky root no weigh what’s low the covering, we institute ourselves attracted to the four-cylinder modelling. With a claimed 0-to-60 abstraction of a leisurely 8.7 seconds, according to GM, it isn’t all that much slower than the V-6, which GM puts at a inferior 7.8 seconds. Our impressions substantiate that both get active the extend of speeding in a rather easy forge, though apiece is silken and untroubled as it revs to its redline.
Both engines pic blunt shot and are matched to six-speed mechanical transmissions with manumatic shifting (plant a originality in this sort). To propel the exercise property, one must slide the accommodate switch low to “M” and then use the finger vocalist on the broadside of the reposition tumbler to punish up- and downshifts; there are no steering-wheel controls or asunder gates to play with. We see this manual-shifting susceptibleness as engaged many to those who tow than to gear-rowing enthusiasts. Activity seemed crisper and quicker when the gearbox was only faction in actuation, anyway.
Sh! This Is the Buick of Crossovers
Don’t judge such from the chassis, which starts with a action of the last-generation’s Theta structure. The exciting power guidance drains see to refrain hydrocarbon, and the brake are merely ho-hum. The CR-V and specially the RAV4 offered overmuch many guidance finger, though both were far noisier than the whisper-quiet Equinox. The Equinox is shockingly peaceful and vibration-free privileged, the termination of a unbending structure, coddled bushings, and amenable suspenders. Conceive unfixed to believe of the new Equinox as the Buick of cloggy SUVs-we do.
Today, In North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was named the Urban Truck of the Year by Wheels Media. The Chevy Equinox was selected as the best new truck for urban and suburban drivers by On Wheels Media and an independent panel of 15 automotive journalists. “The Urban Vehicle of the Year resonates with the majority of new car buyers who live in urban and suburban areas, who drive on crowded road conditions. The vehicles chosen are cost and fuel efficient, and have the performance and safety characteristics that are relevant to the consumers in Metropolitan areas.” said the Media president of On Whells.
This time, Chevrolet will accept the award for Best Urban Truck of the Year at the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, January 12, 2010, during the NAIAS. We feel very proud to be recognized us the Urban Truck of the Year says the Chevy General Manager Jim Campbell. The vehicle based on the factors such as safety, fuel efficiency, performance and affordability. These are the main key reasons for the customers to choose the Chevy Equinox.
Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest-growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that range from “gas-friendly to gas-free,”Chevrolet delivers expressive design, spirited performance and strives to provide the best value in every segment in which it competes.
Chevrolet and Autonet Mobile have proclaimed that they will be turning Chevrolet SUVs and Trucks into hot-spots for Wi-Fi connection. One can avail the services by getting a device installed by a dealer. This will ensure that one can access the net on their laptops, cell phones, etc, even on the move. These devices can only be fitted into seven models of Chevrolets, i.e. Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, Express, Avalanche, Traverse and Equinox. Installation will cost $200 and monthly charges for the service will be $29, along with some unspecified costs. The internet cannot only be accessed from within, but also at a radius of 150 feet. Wi-Fi is convenient when one has to spend a lot of time on the road, such as for camping or tripping, etc.
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Prompted by wild success of RAV4 by Toyota and CR-V by Honda and many more other crossovers, General Motor answered the challenge by launching 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Popularly known as bowtie brand, is good overall, has some better features than its competitors.
For the newbie, it provides choice for two new direct injected variable valve time engine with 2.4 liter V4 and an optional V6 3 liter blended with six speed transmission. For the V6 engine, it gives 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway with 264 horsepower, whereas the former V4 gives 22MPG in city and 32Mpg in highway and pumps 182 horsepower. This translates to a potential highway driving range around 600 miles and for V6 more than 500 miles. There is an additional “ECO MODE” that adjusts the transmission shift so as to maximize fuel saving.
With respect to exterior styling, 2010 Equinox has the characteristic Chevy’s two-tier grille face with bowtie badge protuberance. The other features include dual-round tail lamps, slender fenders with muscular shape. The base of the windshield is moved towards the base, wind-tunnel body to give the aerodynamic look and sleek profile.
The wheelbase is similar to the predecessor but one inch shorter in height and one inch wider front track to improve stability and enhance performance. The rocker panels have been fitted into the doors so as to reduce brushing pant legs and the flush fitting exposed windshield and rear glass to decrease the wind noise inside the car and compliment the compact quality look.
The inside of Equinox provides huge storage area with big glove box, a closed bin above the center stack and a closed ample storage space under the armrest and has enough room for laptop or notebook computer. The car I took the test drive had I front and rear seats made of premium perforated leather. Even seats having standard cloth is also available.
The presence of electric power steering makes the vehicle better fuel efficient and better hydraulic system, but one disadvantage being is the lack of feel and less steering wheel use.
Other host of features includes providing advanced technology amenities such as touch screen navigation blue tooth phone connectivity, premier audio systems and rear camera system, two independent screens and power liftgate.
Any car cannot be evaluated until test drive is taken. According to me, Camaro Equinox is the best sports vehicle I have driven so far. The V6 is powerful enough with reasonable fuel economy, but for heavy loads it is not that good enough. To sum up in a single line, the new 2010 Chevy Equinox is a good solution for fuel efficiency and utility purpose
Recently, Chevrolet announced that the new redesigned Equinox crossover will get an estimated 32 MPG highway which is better than the predicted 30 MPG and will also receive an estimated 22 MPG city which is better than the predicted 21 MPG. Comparable four cylinder vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4 and Ford Escape only receive an estimated 19-22 MPG City and 25-28 MPG Highway. The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is scheduled to go on sale in June 2009 and have an MSRP starting at $23,185.