2021 Chevy Equinox Is Losing Its More Powerful Engine: Report
Earlier this year, Chevy revamped the Equinox for the 2021 model year at the Chicago Auto Show. It came with an RS trim which is fitted with a shiny black front grille and other dark accents to enhance a sporty look. The Equinox 2021 also came with its two engine options when it was announced at the motor show.
However, this may not be the case when the Equinox goes into production at the end of the year. GM authority reports that Chevrolet’s best-selling SUV will not get the most powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine for model year 2021.
According to GM authorityAccording to its sources, the Equinox 2021 will only be offered with the 1.5-liter LYX four-cylinder in-line engine, which will effectively remove the largest shredder. It should be noted that the first produces 170 horsepower (127 kilowatts) and 203 foot-pounds (275 Newton meters) of torque, while the 2.0-liter produces 252 hp (188 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm ) of twists.
As a silver lining, GM Authority also reports that the nine-speed automatic transmission that comes with the 2.0-liter will be paired with the 1.5-liter for the next model year. This removes the aging six-speed slushbox from the lineup if rumors are true.
The report, however, is not at all a surprise. Chevy has reduced the Equinox line since last year, and GM has announced the reduction in production of Equinox, Trax and GMC Terrain due to lower sales.
In agreement with this, GM authority added that the 2.0 liter equinox represented only 7% of the total sales volume of Equinox. That said, the question of whether the larger motor receives the ax is a question of time.