Good news, Chevy fans – General Motors just confirmed that a “fully electric version of the Equinox compact SUV” is due to arrive in the fall of 2023, with a starting price-point of US$30,000 ($38,136). The new EV is expected to rival popular competitors such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and even the Tesla Model Y, with a notably more affordable price tag.
GM also confirmed the delivery of the modern, mid-size electric Blazer SUV, which is expected to arrive in spring of 2023. The automaker notes that both models will leverage GM’s signature Ultium platform and will “incorporate propulsion systems, software, and more.” The Equinox will come in both fleet and retail versions, including LT and RS trims.
The Ultium platform includes battery packs that range from 50 kWh to about 200 kWh, as well as motor combinations that offer drivers anywhere from 235 to 1,000 horsepower. Looking to the initial images of the compact SUV release by GM, we notice that the automaker has opted for a new touchscreen configuration and a tall centre-console configuration.
GM has promised to usher in a wave of more affordable EV options for current and prospective drivers over the next decade. Presumably, this will include a successor to the Bolt EV, for which production has been paused while GM addresses battery issues in recalled vehicles.