Chevrolet Equinox for Sale in Nigeria
CAMI Automotive, which was formerly a General Motors (GM) and Suzuki joint venture which is now exclusively owned by GM are responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the Chevrolet Equinox. With ten years of production and in its second generation, the Chevrolet Equinox is an impressive SUV. The Chevrolet Equinox is a leader in the pact of the new generation of mid – sized SUVs, with a passenger capacity of five and ample luggage carrying capacity. In Nigeria, the Chevrolet Equinox is gaining popularity, as companies such as CFAO Motors offer the option of purchasing brand new units of the Chevrolet Equinox at not only reasonable prices, but with flexible plans. For those who want those flexible payment plans and cheaper options in form of used variants, your one stop shop would be Nigeria’s leading premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi where there are listings of some of the most affordable and road worthy Chevrolet Equinox vehicles available in the Nigerian automobile market.
What to know when Buying Chevrolet Equinox
Performance and Specifications of Chevrolet Equinox
A standard 2.4 litre four cylinder petrol engine is present on the second generation Chevrolet Equinox, while the first generation is fitted with a standard 3.4 litre V6. On both generations, there are also a 2.0 litre V6 and a 3.6 litre V6 present. Matted with two transmissions which include; a five – speed automatic and a six – speed automatic, the Chevrolet Equinox would deliver 182 hp (on the 2.4 litre), and 201hp (on the 2.6 litre). Fuel efficiency of the Chevrolet Equinox comes to an average of 26.5 mpg for both city and highway routes, and the acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h is 8 seconds. With a top speed of 180.5km/h which is an easy speed to accomplish on a few Nigerian highways, it is a pretty decent SUV which provides very good performance.
How is the design of Chevrolet Equinox
Between the first and second generation of the Chevrolet Equinox there have been a number of changes observed on both the interior and exterior designs of the SUV. The sporty and sleek design of the Chevrolet Equinox has not really changed, but has been improved upon with the second generation. These improvements would include; a reduction in the ride height and an improved front and rear end body kit. Higher trim levels would feature heated sports leather seats, an entertainment system with DVD connection, and many technical accessories. The Chevrolet Equinox has a feature which converts it into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot which makes one appreciate the innovation that comes with Chevrolet brand of vehicles. Other improvements made to the Chevrolet Equinox include accessories such as a 7” touch screen display mounted on the centre of the dashboard which has controls for the stereo and wireless connection for smartphones. Rear seat entertainment for DVD is also available and an auxiliary port along with a USB port.
What are the standout features of the Chevrolet Equinox?
With all the technological advancements on the Chevrolet Equinox, you would not expect anything to surpass that. However, the safety features of the Chevrolet Equinox stand out the most on the vehicle. A small sized vehicle, the Chevrolet Equinox provides protection for both passenger and driver through the safety features like ABS, traction control and the GM owned OnStar safety system. The OnStar system is present on the hydrogen powered hybrid variants of the Chevrolet Equinox, which alerts driver on information about the vehicle and any nearby hydrogen filling stations. Unfortunately, there are no hydrogen filling stations in Nigeria, but we believe that with the improvements made to the country, the hydrogen powered Chevrolet Equinox will definitely have its place in the Nigerian automobile market.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Chevrolet Equinox in Nigeria
CFAO Motors is the authorised distributor of the Chevrolet Equinox in Nigeria, and from them, they make brand new options available. As the brand new variants cost a lot of money, people look towards purchasing the foreign used and Nigerian used Chevrolet Equinox vehicles. The foreign used Chevrolet Equinox, also known as tokunbo are sometimes as good as purchasing brand new vehicles. With the maintenance culture present in the countries they are being purchased, they are a very good option to purchase. On the other hand a cheaper option would be the Nig used Chevrolet Equinox, and in some cases would be as desirable as the foreign used one. It is quite important to have a trusted and knowledgeable automobile mechanic verify that these vehicles are in good condition and require minimal repairs before purchase.
The Best Chevrolet Equinox year to Buy
Both generations of the Chevrolet Equinox are really good options for anyone looking to purchase an SUV. However, due to the improvements made on vehicles annually, the best year of the Chevrolet Equinox would be the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox.
Chevrolet Equinox Price in Nigeria
For the price foreign used and Nig used Chevrolet Equinox on the auto market, depends on dealers price on some of the factors that affect the buying and shipping the vehicle from abroad, but also general state of the vehicle is also a huge determinant of how much the vehicle cost. Below is an estimated price range of the used Chevrolet Equinox in Nigeria.
Foreign Used and Home used Chevrolet Equinox for sale;
- 2010 Chevrolet Equinox – 2014 Chevrolet Equinox: N1,800,000 – N5,700,000
- 2005 Chevrolet Equinox – 2009 Chevrolet Equinox: N1,200,000 – N2,700,000
Overall impression of Chevrolet Equinox
The Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V are other vehicles which give the Chevrolet Equinox a run for its money in the Nigerian automobile market. However, the Japanese rivals are yet to come up with a vehicle which is also a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. The spacious and practicality of the Chevrolet Equinox make it an outstanding vehicle and there are no negative comments about the vehicle. With a new generation Chevrolet Equinox scheduled to hit the streets soon, people are eager to see what next Chevrolet has in store for them. Previous years of production of the Chevrolet Equinox have also surpassed the expectations of customers, and we believe that this is one of the reasons why many people still purchase the vehicle. A test-drive in a used or brand new Chevrolet Equinox might be the thing you need to help you make a decision about the vehicle.