2008 Equinox Sport

navel_gazernavel_gazer Member Posts: 3
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
Does anyone know anything or have the specs on this? I've always liked the looks and size of the Nox/Torrent but felt they drove like a wet paper bag. The new Sport model, apparently due out in Q3/2007 as an '08 claims to have addressed many of these 'driveabilty' issues. I'm wondering what engine, suspension changes etc. are being offered. No one at the GM booth at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last week could tell me anything about it (they had one there in a roped off area but I think it was a std regualr Nox with a few 'extras' on it).


  • noxguynoxguy Member Posts: 8
    Lowered suspension like Saturn Vue Redline with larger stabilizer bars and stiffer bushings, GM's high tech 3.6L V6 - 263 hp and 250 ft-lbs. torque with a six speed automatic.
    Check this link

  • navel_gazernavel_gazer Member Posts: 3
    Excellent news. Thanks for the link (great site!). I'm just hoping they engineered some 'feel' back into the electric steering that was so awful to ne on the LT model. Will be definitely worth a look/drive.

    Do you (or anyone) happen to know if that 6speed transmission is the one that GM developed with Ford that's in the new Edge?
  • petemj23petemj23 Member Posts: 3
    Does anyone know specifically when the 08 Equinox goes on sale? How about the sport?
    I have to purchase by the end of August. I was going to get an 2007. Should I wait? I would love the increased performance!
  • spaceman210spaceman210 Member Posts: 50
    Wait. Should be a much better powertrain.
  • 40yearfan40yearfan Member Posts: 102
    Anyone have any ideas about the residual values for a 2008 Chevy Equinox Sport? I'm looking for 24 and 36 month residuals.

    Thank you.
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  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Administrator Posts: 11,127
    Check here: Equinox Lease Questions
    I believe that car_man just posted some info about residuals there.


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  • 40yearfan40yearfan Member Posts: 102
    Thanks, I'll check over there.
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    By the way I love my 06!

    Cami shifts gears on SUV

    General Motors Canada will assemble a new sport utility vehicle at its Ingersoll plant.

    General Motors Canada is scrapping the sport utility vehicles it makes at Cami Automotive to assemble a new GMC SUV -- and another new vehicle will be added to the plant, automotive industry officials say.

    GM Canada announced last month the Ingersoll plant will get new investment and a new product in 2008, but was short on details. A picture is emerging of one new SUV and another new vehicle, which may be a hybrid.

    "It's going to be a whole new generation vehicle, a whole new GMC SUV," replacing the Torrent and Equinox, said Bruce Kavelman, plant manager for Rieter Automotive in London, which supplies the Cami plant with carpeting and insulation for vehicle floors.

    "They are also talking about a whole new vehicle, but that has not yet been identified. It may be a small car, but there has been no confirmation yet."

    GM Canada spokesperson Stew Low said there will be a new vehicle for Cami, but it's not a car.

    "It is a new program. I will not say what segment it is in, but it is not a car."

    low declined comment on speculation it may be a hybrid.

    "We are not giving any details as to what the future product will be at this point. I will say any news is several months away," he said.

    As for its hybrid lineup, GM is moving aggressively into the hybrid market in 2008. It has the Saturn Vue sport utility vehicle, Aura car, Tahoe and Yukon sport utility vehicles, Cadillac Escalade, Malibu and trucks Silverado and Sierra.

    Tim Carrie, president of the London and District Labour Council, has also heard Cami is getting a small, hybrid car.

    "I just hope whatever it is, it is successful, that it gets the business. I think there is definitely a good future at Cami," Carrie said.

    Mike Van Boekel, chairperson of CAW Local 88 representing Cami workers, hasn't heard details of what the new product is.

    "They are keeping it very tight-lipped here," he said.

    Whatever the product is, it is believed no new jobs will be added.

    "I just want to keep what we have now," Van Boekel said.

    Automotive consultant Dennis DesRosiers isn't surprised GM is being secretive, saying competition is fierce and it wouldn't take a competitor long to respond if the details are known.

    "When they talk product, they never want to let the details out. It is the closest-guarded secret. They have to keep competitors guessing," he said.

    Cami now makes the Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Suzuki XL7 sport utility vehicles. Cami employs about 2,700 workers, 2,100 of whom are CAW members. Last year, it made about 170,000 vehicles.
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