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Chevrolet Equinox EV Previewed As Upcoming Ford Escape Rival

Last October, Ford’s cross-town rival, General Motors, announced that a Chevrolet Equinox EV was in development. At that time, little additional information was provided, save for the fact that the electrified crossover will be powered by GM’s Ultium batteries and electric motors and that it will be priced around $30,000. Now, on the heels of revealing the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, GM has teased teasing the Chevrolet Equinox EV with some new images and a bit more information about the forthcoming model.

When the Equinox EV launches in the fall of 2023, it will arrive in both fleet and retail versions, including LT and RS trims, similar to the Silverado EV. The crossover will also feature an MSRP of around $30,000 in the U.S., as expected. “The Equinox has always played an important role for Chevrolet as the second-highest selling brand nameplate,” said Steve Hill, Chevrolet vice president. “Providing an affordable EV option in the industry’s highest-volume segment proves Chevy is going to make EVs available to everyone.”

Otherwise, GM didn’t provide any additional details about the Equinox EV, though we can see from the images provided that the crossover features a large infotainment screen, a digital gauge cluster, and the automaker’s Super Cruise steering wheel inside the cabin. On the outside, the Equinox EV sports a large LED light bar that spans the width of the front end, another LED light bar out back, and a contrasting black roof.

The Equinox EV will compete with the Ford Escape when it launches next year, though no all-electric version of the latter exists as of yet – only the recently-launched Escape PHEV. However, it’s possible that Ford decides to fully electrify the Escape when the next-generation model arrives in 2025. The Escape is currently expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 model year, with a few exterior styling tweaks and a large infotainment screen, as Ford Authority recently reported.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John

    What is this? If there is not a full BEV version of Escape (yet), then this isnt a rival! This article should be deleted, it’s based on nothing.

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