Fresh pictures of the brand-new Chevrolet Equinox EV have just surfaced in China, after the initial local leak of the car last September, which confirmed the debut of the automaker’s all-electric crossover there.
Before the automaker’s official unveiling of the model in the nation, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China released a new future product statement from General Motors’ SAIC-GM joint venture for the all-new Chevy Equinox EV, leaking new images and technical details of the vehicle in two different configurations.
The recently revealed photos of the all-new Chevy Equinox EV in China show the crossover in two different variants that correspond to the 1LT and 3LT trim levels of the model for North America, in contrast to the earlier leak that showed the crossover in the sporty RS trim level with AWD. With two distinct power outputs, the single-motor drivetrain situated on the front axle and front-wheel drive are features shared by both trim levels.
The newly revealed Chevy Equinox EV models in China maintain the same visual style as the previously stated trim levels intended for the US market. The intermediate version includes body-color wheel arches, chrome mouldings, roof rails, and the horizontal light strip that joins the headlamps, while the base edition has a more understated appearance with matte black trim and no ornamental components. The translucent taillamp lenses are the sole distinction between it and the American 3LT variant.
The front-mounted Ultium Drive motor of the Chinese-market Chevy Equinox EV produces 150 kW, or 201 horsepower, in the base model, which is comparable to the 1LT, and 180 kW, or 241 horsepower, in the mid-level trim. According to SAIC-GM, the mid-range Equinox EV is powered by a lithium iron phosphate battery, whereas the base model is powered by a ternary lithium-ion battery pack.
In the first half of this year, the brand-new Chevrolet Equinox EV is anticipated to make its formal debut in China. It will be the automaker’s first all-electric car built on the Ultium architecture to be produced and sold in that nation. Therefore, in the largest automobile market in the world, the zero-emission small crossover will be strategically important to the Bow Tie brand’s deployment of its electric car plan.