PRESS ROOM: Safety First for the All-New 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet introduces the 2018 Equinox compact SUV at the Museum of Science and Industry Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Equinox's new exterior design is influenced by extensive aero development in the wind tunnel. A range of three turbocharged engines Ð including the segmentÕs first turbo-diesel in North America Ð provides performance, efficiency and capability options. The 2018 Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017. (Photo by Brian Kersey for Chevrolet)


Safety First for the All-New 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
Offers customers active safety and adaptive crash avoidance feature

CHICAGO — Crossover customers want a vehicle that can manage everything from comfort and connectivity to efficient performance and safety. The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox delivers on all counts — especially when it comes to protecting its passengers.

The Equinox offers a suite of active safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features that help provide peace of mind on the road for adults as well as new teen drivers.

Teen Driver technology allows parents to set certain vehicle controls and review an in-vehicle report card with their teens, helping to encourage safe driving habits.

“The Chevrolet Equinox ramps up its awareness and protection capability with an even broader range of available technologies designed to assist drivers in everyday situations,” said Ray Kiefer, General Motors Active Safety technical fellow. “From daily driving to parking and crash avoidance, it can help the occupants avoid trouble altogether.”

Available advanced active safety features to enhance driver awareness on the road include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts or warnings about potential threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to possibly avoid them, including:
• New Safety Alert Seat
• New Surround Vision
• New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
• New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
• New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
• New Rear Seat Reminder
• Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
• Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The all-new Equinox’s expanded safety features are rooted in a stronger body structure and a range of available advanced driver safety assistance features. New for 2018 is Surround Vision, a technology that provides a literal look at the 2018 Equinox’s perimeter. This available system uses strategically located cameras on all sides of the vehicle to provide a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the vehicle, helping drivers quickly view the surrounding area at a glance for more confident maneuvering when reversing, parking or trailering.

Equinox models without Surround Vision offer a standard rear-vision camera system.

IntelliBeam headlamps are also new, offering automatic high-beam control.

When it comes to traditional passive safety features, there are six standard air bags, including frontal driver and passenger air bags; roof rail-mounted head curtain side air bags that help protect the front and outboard rear seating positions; and front-seat-mounted side-impact air bags.

Additional safety features include:
• Front passenger seat occupant sensing system; rollover sensing and protection system
• Collapsible pedal assembly to help protect against lower-extremity injuries
• Three-point safety belts in all five seating positions, safety belt retractor pretensioners and lap pretensioners in the driver- and front-passenger positions, and front safety belt load limiters
• LATCH child seat latching system in the rear seat
• Tire pressure monitoring system and daytime running lamps

All of the Equinox’s crash-avoiding and passenger-protecting technologies are built into a stronger body structure that incorporates high-strength steel in key areas to help prevent intrusion into the passenger compartment.

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox goes sale in spring 2017.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

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Tara Kuhnen
Chevrolet Communications

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