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2016 Chevrolet Equinox to be lighter, more powerful - report

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Could arrive in early 2015

The Chevrolet Equinox is starting to show its age and new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model that is due in early 2015.

According to Motor Trend, the redesigned crossover will go on a "serious" diet which should enable it to be lighter and more fuel efficient that its predecessor.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but entry-level models could have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 196 bhp (145 kW) and 186 lb-ft (253 Nm) of torque. The Equinox could also be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain as well as V6 or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

The Equinox is expected to spawn a new GMC Terrain as well as a mid-size Buick crossover which could be called the Anthem or Envision.

Source: Motor Trend

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