Hot on the trail of its brig brother, the Chevy Blazer SS, the Chevrolet Equinox seems destined for a boost in power and performance that will be welcomed.
A performance version in a model range is never really about selling that exact model. Typically, they’re the most expensive in a line-up and as such, volumes remains low. It’s the interest generated by, in this case, a turbocharged performance Chevy Equinox that really matters.
The proper expression is “spicing things up.” The best way to do this is by adding more power, a mildly beefed suspension and brakes along with larger wheels and tires. The current Equinox is only a few years old and rolls on the D2 platform which, unlike the previous generation Terrain and Equinox, does not offer a V6 variant.
When guessing what engine may power the Equinox SS (?), odds are that the all-new turbocharged 2.7-litre 4-cylinder engine from the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 will make the cut. It produces as much as 310-horsepower and 348 lb.-ft. of torque which would be massive for the application. A de-tuned version of this mill is likely.