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Turbocharged 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Offers Choices

Turbocharged 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Offers Choices

Efficient all-turbo engine lineup includes segment-only diesel






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CHICAGO (Thursday, Sep 22, 2016) – A operation of 3 turbocharged engines – including a segment’s initial turbo-diesel – provides business some-more choices when it comes to performance, potency and capability in a all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

They embody a 1.5L turbo, an accessible 2.0L turbo – matched with GM’s new nine-speed involuntary delivery – and an accessible 1.6L turbo-diesel.

“With 3 choices, business can name an engine that offers some-more of a attributes that are critical to them: efficiency, opening and capability,” pronounced Dan Nicholson, vice-president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for any is energy of a incomparable engine and a fuel economy of a smaller engine.”

The new Equinox is a initial Chevrolet indication in North America to offer an all-turbocharged, multi-engine thrust lineup.

1.5L turbo offers glorious fuel economy

The 2018 Equinox’s 1.5L turbo offers a GM-estimated fuel expenditure rating of 7.6 L/100km (31 mpg) highway (FWD). It is GM-estimated during 170 hp (127 kW) and is partial of GM’s family of Ecotec small-displacement engines, featuring approach injection.

2.0L turbo raises a opening bar

An accessible 2.0L turbo offers a aloft grade of performance, GM-estimated 252 hp (188 kw) and a far-reaching torque band, for clever pulling energy and acceleration. It also offers a GM-estimated fuel expenditure rating of 8.4 L/100km (28 mpg) on a highway (FWD). 

Ninety percent of a engine’s rise torque is accessible from 2,000 rpm to 5,600 rpm, along with limit torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. That strong, postulated torque prolongation helps a new Equinox offer a 1,585 kilogram (3,500-lbs) max trailering capacity, that is equal to a stream model’s ability with a accessible V-6 engine.

1.6L turbo-diesel: max potency and capability

The 2018 Equinox is slated to be a usually aspirant in a North American compress SUV shred with a diesel choice for business seeking a ultimate in fuel economy and capability. It is approaching to offer a GM-estimated fuel expenditure rating of 5.9 L/100km (40) mpg highway.

The 1.6L turbo-diesel is an all-new design, with outlay estimated during 136 hp (101 kW) during 3,500-4,000 rpm and 236 lb.-ft. of torque (320 Nm) during 2,000 rpm. A variable-geometry turbocharger helps beget a extended torque rope that creates a engine really manageable during low rpm. It also facilities stop/start record and is one of a industry’s many polished diesels.

Turbocharging and Chevrolet

Turbocharging uses a force of empty gases exiting a engine to expostulate an atmosphere compressor, that packs some-more atmosphere into a engine than it would pull naturally, for a some-more manly explosion that generates larger power.

The complement generates small or no boost in light-load conditions, for small-engine efficiency. More energy is usually a press of a gas pedal away, as a turbo generates boost underneath heavier loads to yield larger-engine opening on demand. 

In further to a new Equinox, Chevrolet in North America offers turbocharged gas engines on Camaro, Cruze, Malibu, Sonic and Trax, while Duramax turbo-diesel engines are accessible on Colorado and Silverado HD.

New nine-speed automatic

The 2.0L turbo is interconnected with GM’s all-new 9T50 nine-speed involuntary transmission, that facilities a aloft 7.6:1 altogether ratio to raise potency and smaller stairs between a gears, compared to six-speed designs, to raise refinement.

An on-axis design, where all a gears are in line with a crankshaft, and GM’s initial focus of a selectable one-way clutch, assistance revoke a package distance of a 9T50, creation it roughly a same distance as a six-speed transmission.

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox goes on sale open 2017, with a 2.0L turbo and 1.6L turbo-diesel offering starting in summer 2017.

About Chevrolet in Canada

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