Chevrolet Equinox

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The Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-size crossover SUV from Chevrolet based on on GM’s Theta unibody platform, manufactured at CAMI Automotive GM/Suzuki joint venture plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, and introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year.

The Equinox’s 3.4 L LNJ V6 engine is made in China (by Shanghai GM), while the Aisin AF33 transmission is manufactured in Japan. Starting with the 2008 model year, the Equinox Sport is fitted with a U.S. manufactured 3.6 L V6 engine.

The Equinox is the first crossover SUV from Chevrolet, marketed by GM as a compact SUV. Riding on GM’s Theta platform, the unibody Equinox is mechanically similar to the GMC Terrain, Saturn Vue, Pontiac Torrent, and the 2007 Suzuki XL7. However, the Equinox and the Torrent are larger than the Vue, riding on a 112.5 in (2857 mm) wheelbase, 5.9 in (150 mm) longer than the Saturn. It comes standard with a front-wheel drive layout, with optional all-wheel drive. Being a unibody architecture, the Equinox is not designed for serious off-roading like the truck-based Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet TrailBlazer. The Equinox is produced at the CAMI Automotive GM/Suzuki joint venture plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. The 3.4 L LNJ V6 engine is made in China (by Shanghai GM), while the Aisin AF33 automatic transmission is made in Japan. Starting with the 2008 model year, the Equinox Sport is fitted with a 3.6 L V6 engine that is made in the U.S.

In 2008, Chevrolet will add a Sport model of the Equinox that features lowered ride height and the new 3.6 DOHC V6. The larger, more powerful engine allows the Equinox to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in under seven seconds and increases horsepower over 40% (raising it to 264). The Sport model will showcase a slightly different exterior styling, 18 inch wheels and a six speed automatic transmission. It will be available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations[1]. GM has stated the Equinox Sport was the first vehicle to reflect its more cautious naming standards. Instead of using the Super Sport badge as it had in the past on higher performance vehicles (such as this one), GM has opted to reserve the SS nomenclature for special models worthy of its namesake[2].