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News Performance Version Of The Chevy Equinox In The Works

Performance Version Of The Chevy Equinox In The Works

Hot on the trail of its big 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.

A turbocharged Chevy Equinox would join the ranks of the Mazda CX-5 turbo, the Jeep Cherokee Turbo and wedge itself below its Chevy Blazer SS brother and the Ford Edge ST.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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