• Aug 11th 2008 at 5:34PM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Chevy Equinox.

The stealthy lensmen at KGP have caught the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox making the rounds at General Motors' internal testing facility, and they've provided us with a better glimpse of Chevy's new crossover, beyond the low-res image that appeared last month.

The revised fascia predictably apes the new Malibu's front end, with a horizontal bar bisecting the enlarged grille. The headlamps and taillights have a new shape that sweeps down and back, following into fenders fitted with seriously blistered wheel arches. The rear hatch features a steeper rake, and the C- and D-pillars cleanly integrate into the more modern exterior.

General Motors has already announced that the new Equinox will be available with either a direct-injected 2.3-liter inline-four or a V6, and sales should begin next summer, after production begins in May.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh wow!... a horizontal bar grille? Now THAT'S thinking outside of the box!

      GM needs to develop a new family design theme, because nothing screams "cheap" like a horizontal bar grille with a '90s gold bowtie in the middle of it. Granted, the new Malibu is a decent looker, but that is despite the huge zit on its nose. Replace the grille with literally anything and you've made an improvement.

      On the positive side, they can't do any worse than the last Equinox, which trailed the competition by a huge margin in just about every category. GM needs a home run-- I'd love to see them become relevant again-- but this one will likely only get them on base.
        • 7 Years Ago
        wow same old tired chevy design. only this time they borrowed headlights from the vue. EVERY chevy SUV has the exact same window arrangement. where the D pilars have tape over them to look like a window. boring
        • 7 Years Ago
        Haha, I don't think I'd have any trouble designing a Chevy that would fit in with the rest of the fold. My mentality is at least up to that meager challenge. Designers are supposed to be artists, not engineers-- they could show some creativity, especially with the company in such dire straits.

        At least you (apparently) bought the GMC and don't need to feel defensive about the grille...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow, all those words for a grill? What a waste of time. Let's see you design a car. Judging by your mentality, It'll probably look like a SSangYong.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yea, cause we all know that the Dodge crosshair grille from the mid 1980s is SO happening... right?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks nice but it better get decent fuel economy to be competitive. The new rav4 has pretty impressive MPG ratings, according to the recent AB posting, so that fact will be pivotal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The four-banger is a good idea for this vehicle. I convinced my mom to buy a (four-cylinder) Ford Escape over the Equinox because the 'Nox's gas mileage was so poor. She wanted a small SUV, didn't like the Focus wagon, wouldn't buy Japanese, and my uncles were breathing down her neck telling her to buy an Explorer because they said it would get the same mileage as the Escape.

      She says it's plenty powerful. Also gets good mileage.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yep, they did. One of my uncles also told me that if I'm going to buy a truck I should buy a fully-loaded full size because chicks dig it.

        I think I'ma gonna stick to Tacomas, Rangers and Colorados anyway. Except maybe the RAM Hybrid...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I do not think that word means what you think it means
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is stupid.. why design a completely different body from the Vue then use similar headlights. I don't know how the headlights even got pass design stage without someone mentioning they look exactly like the Vue's. That alone ruins a probably decent model for me. -1 Chevy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      meh, the profile still looks big and brick-like. A Malibu wagon would be much sleeker and more aerodynamic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If it's not tested at the 'Ring, I am not buying it.
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