Having launched in 2017 as a 2018 model, the popular Chevrolet Equinox crossover is due for a refresh for the 2021 model year. Recent spy shots have shed some light into the styling changes, but now we have a look at the real-deal.
Thanks to the Chinese Ministry of Information and Technology, the attached photos of the refreshed Equinox have surfaced. The shots largely confirm what has been noticed in spy shots; that Chevy designers swapped out all of the plastic elements of the front fascia, but the sheetmetal remains unchanged.
The new fascia has extended the length of the headlights, largely to accommodate a new cross-bar splitting the headlight bezels. The new lamps flank a revised grille design that doesn’t appear to be significantly enlarged from today’s version.
Around back there are even fewer changes, with the only noticeable change being new headlights that move the reverse lamps to the bottom of the lamps.
Oddly, this refreshed appearance doesn’t necessarily let the Equinox blend in any better with the rest of the Chevrolet crossover portfolio, but it is something new from the current design.
It is unclear if Chevy is planning any deeper changes to the 2021 Equinox, such as the interior or powertrain. Expect to hear further details in the coming months as the 2021 model nears launch.
The refreshed version of the Equinox’s cousin–the 2021 GMC Terrain–was officially shown earlier this week.