New and Improved 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

We love our 2015 Equinox and cannot wait for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox.

We love our 2015 Equinox and cannot wait for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox.

General Motors gave automotive fans exactly what they wanted at the Chicago Auto Show.

The company teased a photo of the newly designed 2016 Chevrolet Equinox before the show to pique our curiosity. This marks the first time since 2010 that the Equinox has gotten a touch up.

Built in three North American plants, the Chevrolet Equinox was the third most popular selling vehicle for the brand.

The Chevrolet Equinox at The Chicago Auto Show showed off the vehicle’s brand new front fascia. A new headlight design takes up the center of the image. New fog lights and LED daytime running lights are also on display. A contoured bodyline, unseen on previous Equinox designs, runs below the new headlights.

We cannot wait to see more of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. Come to Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, Kentucky today to learn more and to test drive your Equinox today!

Chevy Equinox Sales Show No Sign of Slowing

The Chevy Equinox is an SUV that sells!

The Chevy Equinox is an SUV that sells!

Although the Chevrolet Equinox hasn’t seen a new generation since 2009, the best-selling Chevy SUV shows no signs of slowed sales. In fact, demand for the full-size SUV has been on the rise every year since its introduction, with a staggering 37 percent year-over year growth from 2013 to 2014.

Not only is the Chevy Equinox bringing in an array of new buyers, but Equinox lovers are returning for round two – purchasing a newer version of the SUV that’s become a part of their family. GM Authority points out that 27 percent of Equinox owners trade their SUV in for a newer model.

Part of consumers’ attraction to the Equinox is its competitive price. The relatively low $23,815 starting price makes it a practical option for many people. Because the Equinox is also jam-packed with features and available options, the SUV is a good value for the money. Although the Equinox has a lower starting-point than many of its competitors, don’t let that fool you – it’s both reliable and durable.

2014 Chevy Equinox Specifications

“What gives a vehicle staying power is trust,” explained Edmunds analyst Jessica Caldwell. “Vehicles that are top sellers despite their age are nameplates that car shoppers can trust to have good quality, durability and reliability. They aren’t designed with the latest fad in mind – they are vehicles that are tested over time and have proven to be good products.”

Chevy Equinox sales are expected to top 200,000 units for the third year in a row, and remains a top-seller in many Chevy dealerships. Stop by Hutch Chevrolet today to test drive an Equinox!

Chevy and GMC have hybrid SUVs in the works

2012 EquinoxDriving a family hauler can be expensive to fill up at the gas station and hard on the environment. However, some families cannot avoid driving a large vehicle.  Now, GM is working to eliminate those hefty gas stops in the near future with the new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.

GM’s eAssist hybrid system is not only fuel efficient, but it is easy on the environment too. It has already been applied to the Chevy Malibu, Buick LaCrosse, and Buick Regal. The current eAssist system combines a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with a 15 kilowatt electric motor and 115V lithium-ion battery pack. The eAssist system, previously only released on GM sedans, will now be available on two of GM’s most popular SUVs, the 2014 Chevy Equinox and the 2014 GMC Terrain.

The Terrain and Equinox are both popular midsize SUVs. They are built on the same 2012 GMC Terrainunibody platform and are both expected receiving a mild facelift for the 2013 model year. The eAssist system is expected to be added to both powertrains for 2014.

GM has released pricing for the new fuel efficient Equinox and Terrain similar to the V6 offerings of each SUV. At this rate, hybrid SUVs come without the high hybrid prices therefore making them readily available for any family.

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