Kamis, 26 Maret 2009

Chevrolet | Fuel Cell Technology - Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell Car

In early 2008, Chevy launched a test fleet of hydrogen-powered Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles. This fleet hit the streets of New York City, Washington, D.C., and Southern California.

Equinox LSLS

"Project Driveway" is the first large-scale market test of fuel cell vehicles with real drivers in the real world. Why? Because hydrogen fuel cells use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions other than water vapor. They're a sustainable technology for a better environment. And they can ultimately reduce our dependence on petroleum.

Equinox Fuel Cell is an electric vehicle powered by the GM fourth-generation fuel cell system, our most advanced fuel cell propulsion system to date. The electric motor traction system will provide the vehicle with instantaneous torque, smooth acceleration and quiet performance, with the ability to reach a top speed of 100 mph.

Although these vehicles aren't available to purchase, they're already receiving recognition from Green Car Journal. The Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell was given its 2008 Green Car Vision Award®,(1) the first time the magazine has recognized a limited production vehicle for its forward-thinking technologies. The Equinox Fuel Cell won the award over several nominees, including the Honda FCX Clarity and Toyota Prius Plug-In.

Chevrolet | 2009 Equinox Crossover SUV - LS, LT, LTZ

You create your own possibilities, constructing your lifestyle around your favourite activities. All that's missing is a vehicle that can help bring it all together. That vehicle is the compact crossover that's versatile enough to handle all your possibilities, with a style that expresses your personality. The 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. With proven V6 power and the enhanced driver control of the StabiliTrak™ electronic stability control system, plus the reassurance that comes with the highest possible U.S. government frontal and side-impact crash test ratings.** You can emphasize performance with the 264 hp Equinox Sport, or show your pride in Canada's athletes with the Team Canada Edition. The vehicle that shares your enthusiasm for life: the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox.

2009 Chevrolet Equinox

Safety Before, During And After A Collision

The standard StabiliTrak system, plus 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and traction control all help avoid an incident. If a collision proves unavoidable, Equinox's occupant protection earned a 5-star safety rating.** And the standard OnStar ®system can direct emergency service providers to your exact location.

2009 Chevrolet Equinox Multi-Flex rear seat

Not Just Flexible – Multi-Flexible

Comfort meets versatility thanks to the Multi-Flex™ rear seat. It enables rear-seat passengers to slide the seat back up to 20 cm (8 in.) and reclines to increase legroom. When you want to expand the cargo-carrying capacity, you can slide the seat forward and fold the front passenger seat down flat. All-round flexibility inside Equinox.

2009 Chevrolet Equinox Sport gear shift

Play Another Sport

If you're eager to try your hand at new activities, put your hands on the wheel of Equinox Sport. Its 264 hp 3.6L dual overhead cam V6 engine is mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission that features “tap-up/tap-down” manual shift control. This combination helped Equinox Sport accelerate from 0-96 km/h (60 mph) in just seven seconds on the GM test track. Very sporty.

2009 Chevrolet Equinox Team Canada Edition

Be Part of the Team

It's an Official Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team – the Equinox Team Canada Edition. And it's built to stir your pride in Canada's athletes with 17” bright chrome-clad aluminum wheels, a power sunroof, a Pioneer® premium 7-speaker sound system and specific Team Canada Edition badging. Better still – all Equinox models are built right here in Canada.

Chevrolet Equinox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Chevrolet Equinox is part of a growing segment of "plus-sized" small crossover SUVs. Like other vehicles of this type, the Equinox provides the style and utility one normally associates with more traditional SUVs, but without their inherent instability and poor fuel economy. As with other crossovers, the Equinox is built on a carlike platform that provides superior on-road comfort and crashworthiness. A decently powerful V6 engine is standard, as are many of the latest convenience features.

Current Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is a midsize SUV that ferries up to five passengers. Though it broadly competes against small SUVs, its long wheelbase and large cargo area give it its midsize classification. A wide range of trim levels are available. Standard amenities on the base LS include 16-inch wheels, a CD player, powered accessories, stability control and antilock brakes. Step up to the Equinox LT and the list grows to include 17-inch wheels, foglights, alloy wheels and snazzier upholstery. The luxury LTZ provides leather seating, heated front seats and upgraded audio. The Sport adds a more powerful V6 as well as bigger wheels and a firmer suspension. Full-length side curtain airbags are available as an option, along with OnStar, satellite radio, heated seats, a navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system. While not available early in this generation, OnStar and stability control now come standard.

All Equinox models except the Sport are equipped with a 3.4-liter V6 that generates 185 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque. The Sport features a 3.6-liter V6 that makes a potent 264 hp. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission that sends its power to the front wheels. Though the Equinox is not meant for serious off-road duty, consumers who live in snowy climes will be glad to know that both trims may be purchased with all-wheel drive. All Equinoxes are capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds.

Slide inside the Chevy Equinox and you'll find there's no shortage of room, a situation that's a direct function of the vehicle's extended wheelbase. The interior offers an impressive amount of passenger room and flexibility. Its 60/40-split rear seat may be maneuvered almost 8 inches fore and aft. An adjustable rear cargo shelf enhances storage opportunities and doubles as a picnic table. There's lots of room for groceries and whatever else you need to haul, thanks to the 35 cubic feet of luggage space available behind its rear seats. With the seats folded, that space jumps to 69 cubic feet. And the Equinox is no slouch when it comes to interior style, either. Its cabin turns heads with its minimalist approach, marked by big gauges and gleaming faux aluminum.

In reviews of the Chevrolet Equinox, our editors noted that the ute's all-independent suspension is adjusted to favor ride comfort over sportiness. Whether this is a good or bad thing depends, of course, on your perspective. Long drives were a breeze, thanks to a quiet cabin and a suspension that enabled the vehicle to remain unruffled in the face of potholes and road irregularities. There were a couple of gripes. We noted considerable body roll around turns, and the truck's electric power steering is sluggish and offers little feedback. Overall, though, the Chevrolet's ride and handling balance will please most compact and midsize SUV buyers.

Past Chevrolet Equinox Models

The Chevy Equinox debuted for the 2005 model year and is still in its first generation. Changes to this model have been minimal, though 2007-and-later models have more desirable features.

If you're considering a used small Chevrolet SUV previous to the Equinox's arrival, you'll be looking at the Tracker, a small body-on-frame SUV with inadequate power, a raucous engine and a grimly unforgiving ride. Despite its bargain-basement price, we'd recommend you pass on this choice if looking for a used SUV.

Senin, 23 Maret 2009

Chevrolet Equinox

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