General Motors is apparently working on a new all-electric SUV that will be bear the Equinox moniker.
GM president Mark Reuss recently stated during a recent investor presentation that the company is working on a new electric crossover based around its Ultium platform that will cost around $30,000. He referred to the vehicle as the Equinox EV, GM Authority reports.
Now, as the electric SUV will be based around the automaker’s Ultium platform, rather than retaining the ICE platform of the current Equinox, it should be an all-new model. Indeed, design patents uncovered a few months ago suggest that it will look quite different than the current Equinox.
These patents depicted the electric Equinox with a faux front grille similar to the Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV, as well as thin LED headlights and an LED light bar. The unique styling elements will continue at the rear of the SUV with distinctive LED taillights and a light bar. Despite the unique front and rear fascias, the overall size and shape of the Equinox EV will look very similar to the ICE model.
Technical specifications about the forthcoming model, such as the capacity of its battery pack and the horsepower and torque figures of its electric motor/motors, are unknown. Reuss also failed to provide a timeframe for when the SUV will hit the market.
Reuss confirmed development of the vehicle at the same event that GM announced Ultra Cruise, its next-generation hands-free driver assist technology that will eventually enable “hands-free driving in 95 percent of all driving scenarios.” The system will launch in 2023.