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2017 Chevy Equinox Spied for the First Time

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The redesigned 2017 Chevy Equinox has been spied testing for the first time.

Our spy photographers caught the new crossover hot weather testing in the Southwestern U.S. desert. The new Equinox will be slightly downsized compared to today’s version and will ride on the Delta architecture, shared with the new Buick Envision along with cars like the Chevy Cruze.

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Serving as the base engine will likely by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo that is also found in the 2016 Malibu. A larger 2.0-liter turbo or a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter could both serve as more powerful options. A hybrid model is a possibility for the crossover too, while the 3.6-liter V6 will probably be dropped from the lineup.

The new smaller Equinox’s footprint will be more in line with its major competition, the Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.

The 2017 Chevy Equinox should hit the market by late 2016.

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