Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

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    Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Fresh off the truck just two days ago. I honestly, after seeing the press shots, thought it would be real ugly. Turns out, it looks pretty good in person. And Patriot Blue is very sharp.











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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Headlights look a bit wonky from the side but it does look a lot better than the press pictures. Surprised there. /sarcasm

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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    I like the front, I forget, were there any changes to the back? Obviously if they were they aren't smacking me in the face...

    Any interior shots? Weren't there supposed to be a few changes inside?

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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    I will check it out. Are there any power-train improvements?

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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Just like the Cruze, better but from photos, hard to tell.


    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I like the front, I forget, were there any changes to the back? Obviously if they were they aren't smacking me in the face...

    Any interior shots? Weren't there supposed to be a few changes inside?
    Looks like the tail lights, might be LED? Inside I believe the I/C was upgraded, if you recall Patrick had found someone on LinkedIn that was part of that project, and at that time, thinking about the timing, we thought for sure it was for the next generation. Speaking of, it is crazy that this is just now hitting the dealers with the brand new model coming in 18 ~ 24 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Headlights look a bit wonky from the side but it does look a lot better than the press pictures. Surprised there. /sarcasm
    Yea, there is a bit too much going on inside the lamp. For being a half baked refresh...its not shabby. I like it better than the Cruze refresh for 2015.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I like the front, I forget, were there any changes to the back? Obviously if they were they aren't smacking me in the face...

    Any interior shots? Weren't there supposed to be a few changes inside?
    Tail lights and I think the rear bumper? The wheel is new as well (17"). Will try and get a shot inside. Only thing I noticed at a quick glance was a Malibu/Impala style shifter lever now with the +- rocker on the top rather than the side of the shift lever.

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    I will check it out. Are there any power-train improvements?
    No sadly. Same 2.4 and 3.6.
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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Is it me or does that not look like a Traverse a bit? Not much, but a hint.

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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Quote Originally Posted by know1tv View Post
    Is it me or does that not look like a Traverse a bit? Not much, but a hint.
    I'm not seeing it.


    Looks better than I thought it would, but I still prefer the outgoing models exterior. I'll be interested to see your interior shots.
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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Thanks for posting up.

    I can't say I like it. It looks too "happy" to me. I like the old one better.
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    Will this become the new fleet Captiva once the next gen Equinox arrives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto View Post
    Will this become the new fleet Captiva once the next gen Equinox arrives?
    No, the new Captiva will be built on the Delta platform, just like the new Equinox, the Theta appears to be DOA after current SRX/Equinox/Terrain end production.
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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Any interior shots? Weren't there supposed to be a few changes inside?
    Here are some interior shots of 2016 Chevy Equinox 1LT. Revisions visible here are the redesigned shift lever that newdude mentioned, a small storage shelf immediately below the climate controls, and the relocation of the dashboard mounted central door lock button to the front doors. Unfortunately, the interior still is dominated by cheap looking hard plastics that have been an Equinox trademark since the model was introduced over a decade ago:


    Here's a close up of the storage shelf and shift lever:


    More photos...

    Here's an LS model:


    Same LS model from the rear:


    LS models use a different 17" wheel design than LT. The LS wheels are the same 17" design standard on LS, LT, and LTZ grades in previous years:


    All in all, the Delta platform based successor to the current Theta platform Equinox (as Ed753 confirmed in the previous post) can't come soon enough. The current model just seems tired and outclassed despite the MY 2016 refresh.
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    Re: Got Our First 2016 Equinox In Stock

    Looks nice, tho it isn't my cup of tea. I do really like that blue color, tho.


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