Government images of the Chevrolet Equinox EV appear in China ahead of its US launch

Photos of the Chevrolet Equinox EV have been posted online by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) ahead of the all-electric crossover’s official debut in the country, revealing some new details about the battery-powered vehicle that’s set to arrive in the US. . Beaches of Mexico this fall.

MIIT images show an RS-badged model that looks largely identical to the US-bound model, and has a closed front grille with integrated main beam lights and a rear diffuser, as well as several video cameras that would presumably be used for a 360-degree car. -Display the score on the infotainment system.

Furthermore, there are visual blind spot alerts integrated into the side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a two-piece sunroof, and two different colors for the roof itself: same body color or black.

The zero-emissions crossover’s dimensions are also in government filings, with the Equinox EV measuring 190 inches (4,845 mm) long, 75 inches (1,913 inches) wide, and 65 inches (1,644 mm) high, meaning it’s 3 inches taller. It is 1.1 inches taller and taller than the Tesla Model Y, while 0.6 inches smaller in width than the Tesla-branded electric vehicle.

Price-wise, the Chevy Equinox EV is expected to become one of the most affordable battery-electric vehicles in the U.S. when it hits dealerships this fall, and the entry-level 1LT model is expected to cost about $30,000, according to GM. .

In China, the model is manufactured by SAIC-GM, while US-bound units are assembled at the Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico alongside the Honda Prologue, with the first units rolling off the line in June, according to a post on X.

Chevrolet Equinox EV with Chinese specifications (Source: MIIT)
Chevrolet Equinox EV with Chinese specifications (Source: MIIT)

Five trim levels will be available in America, the first of which — the 2RS — will arrive at dealerships this fall with a GM-estimated range of 300 miles for the front-wheel-drive variant, 20-inch wheels, and a heated runflat tire. -Lower steering wheel.

All other versions (1LT, 2LT, 3LT, and 3RS) will become available spring next year with an estimated range of at least 250 miles for the base 1LT model with front-wheel drive. Pricing has not yet been announced, but we expect GM to provide more details when the model officially goes on sale in the coming weeks.

In related news, a petition signed by about 600 electric car drivers is calling on the US automaker not to abandon the entry-level Equinox, citing the fact that GM dropped the less expensive variant of the Chevrolet Blazer EV that was supposed to have A base price of about $45,000, setting a precedent for the potential disappearance of the entry-level Equinox EV.

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