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INTRODUCING THE FRESH-FACED PRODUCTIVITY OF THE 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

Get ready to re-define your experience of driving through Ottawa, Gatineau and beyond with the brand new 2016 Chevrolet Equinox - a modern and contemporary version of one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market. Updates to the vehicle include incredible premium styling, new top-of-the-range features for safety, and impressive wheel designs, as well as a standard camera for rear-vision access, and a color-touchscreen radio. This enhanced version of the Equinox arrives as a surefire way for the brand to strengthen its already commendable lineup of sport utility vehicles - which includes the Trax, the Traverse, the Suburban and the Tahoe.

Offering amazing style, great safety, and wonderful efficiency on the road, the Chevrolet Equinox has established itself as one of the most popular compact SUVs available, and the 2016 is an updated version of what customers have come to know and love, building on new technologies, incredible efficiency and unbeatable versatility.

New and updated features

Just some of the new and updated features set to appear with the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, include, a new lineup of trims, including LS, LT and LTZ, a new color for the interior, fog lamps available on the LTZ trim, premium interior fabric on the LS, and a revised center console with better graphics and improved control. On top of those benefits, drivers can expect to see:

  • An aesthetically outstanding set of dual-port, chrome-accented grille designs that includes special trimming on the LTZ and LT options
  • Newly available daytime running lamps as standard on the LTZ and LT trims, with reflector lights on the LS, and LED options on the LTZ and LT that help to develop the appearance of the Equinox as an upscale and luxurious vehicle
  • The premium head-lamps, which use projector-beam technology are ideal for ensuring that the Equinox is visible during the night - perfect for keeping your family safe
  • Mounts for universal tablets that can be attached to the rear of the front seats for incredible on-board entertainment
  • Exhaust outlets decked in chrome design for V-6 models
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels on the LTZ trim and 17 inch wheels on the LT
  • Signature Chevy tail lamps with revised lower rear fascia and revised license plate applique on each trim and model
  • Available rear-cross alert features and blind-zone safety function on the LTZ and LT
  • Diagonal seven-inch touch-screen color radio as standard, with rear vision camera on base models and included Bluetooth compatibility

The addition of the chrome accents, mixed with the stunning appearance of the premium light choices highlight the bold new face of the 2016 Chevy Equinox. The result of the modernization is a contemporary exterior that matches the premium features of the inside across any trim level, complementing the incredible functionality and technology that makes the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox special.

Big features on a small SUV

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is capable of seating up to five people at any given time, with plenty of space left over for relaxation and cargo. The vehicle offers all-wheel drive options on all three models - the LTZ, LT, and LS, and the cabin provides a roomy and luxurious experience intended to keep passengers and driver happy. The exclusive multi-flex GM sliding rear seat allows consumers to take advantage of as much as 31.4 cubic feet of space for storing cargo and equipment behind the rear seat. When that seat has been folded down, the amount of cargo space available can be boosted to an incredible 63.7 cubic feet.

The technologically-advanced features of the Chevrolet MyLink system comes as a standard feature on both the LTZ and LT models, whereas the 4G LTE connectivity, built in Wi-Fi, and fantastic OnStar features are offered to customers across each and every trim level. From the very beginning, the Equinox was the first vehicle in its segment to provide drivers with the quality of a 4G LTE connection, delivering a mobile hub for passengers and drivers alike to stay connected to whatever matters most to them. The hotspot is incredibly easy to use too - as it simply comes on whenever the car is switched on, and is provided with 3GB of data, or a three-month trial - depending on which comes first.

The direct-injected Ecotec 2.4L engine that comes as standard provides drivers across Ottawa, Gatineau and the surround area with an impressive rating of fuel consumption - coming in at approximately 7.3 L/100 km on the highway in FWD models. The V-6 3.6 direct-injected option is also available with the LTZ and LT models, delivering a best-in-class rating of approximately 225 kW, 301 horsepower, and 369 Nm or 272 lb-ft of torque. At the same time, the V-6 engine can allow drivers to access a trailer capacity of as much as 3,500 pounds - a capability that goes unmatched by any other four-cylinder competitor.

In addition to the available rear-cross traffic safety solution and blind zone alert, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox also offers lane departure warning and forward collision alert options to consumers who want to make the most of a more comprehensive package for road safety.

More on the Chevrolet Equinox

Today, the Chevrolet Equinox is defined as the second best-selling vehicle across the entire of North America, coming after only the Chevrolet Silverado. It was first debuted as a model in 2004, then Chevrolet followed up with the second generation in 2010, where the sales across Canada and the U.S. came to more than one million by the end of 2014. Today, there are over 1.4 million vehicles of the Equinox name on the roads, and consumers continue to appreciate their incredible performance, stunning style, and unbeatable handling as much as ever.