2022 GMC Terrain And Chevy Equinox Getting 2.0-Liter Turbo Engine
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain will once again be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, according to GM Authority. For the 2021 model year, these crossovers were only available with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder.
When the refreshed Equinox made its debut, Chevy initially said it would be available with a turbocharged 1.5 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The company then turned the tide by deciding to offer only the smaller engine for the 2021 model year.
According to GM Authority, the Equinox and the Terrain will use GM’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that carries the internal LSY designation. This engine is already available in vehicles like the Cadillac XT4 and the Chevrolet Blazer. In this app, expect the powertrain to produce 237 horsepower (177 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque.
The 2.0-liter turbo previously available in these models was a bit more powerful with 252 hp (188 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm). Although it was a little less powerful, the LSY engine would have lower emissions and better refinement than the other factory.
Amid plant closures for the COVID-19 outbreak, General Motors chose to delay the introduction of several vehicle updates during the year, including those for the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.
So far, there are only spy photos of the Terrain refreshed. It wears updated headlights with lamps stacked vertically on either side. The grid is also larger. At the rear there are slightly different taillights. Unfortunately there are no photos of the cabin yet so we can see the changes. The launch date for the updated GMC crossover is not yet available.