2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain To Get The eAssist Hybrid System

 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 05:57:12 
 
Rating (4.5/5) 4.5 Star Rating 48 users
5 photos
2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain To Get The eAssist Hybrid System 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain To Get The eAssist Hybrid System 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain To Get The eAssist Hybrid System 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain To Get The eAssist Hybrid System 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain To Get The eAssist Hybrid System
Those with an interest in driving cars and keeping the environment as clean as possible will like to know that the eAssist hybrid system will be installed on the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and 2014 GMC Terrain. The mild-hybrid system is steadily getting installed on more and more vehicles since the 2012 Buick Lacrosse. The Equinox and GMC will be the first crossover utility vehicles to benefit from the system. The story was picked up by GM Insider and polished by Green Car Reports.

On a side note, you should know that the eAssist system first debuted on the Buick brand. You might have gathered that from the opening paragraph. In case you are wondering, his system can also be found on the Buick Verano, as well as the Regal mid-size sedan, besides the Lacrosse.
Keeping in line with how Chevy named its models, the 2014 model with the mild-hybrid system installed will be called the Chevrolet Equinox Eco. The Eco part refers to the company’s most efficient models, and on some of its models like the 2013 Malibu or 2014 Impala it means that the cars come equipped with the hybrid system as well as a 2.4 liter engine. The only exception to that rule is the Cruze Eco compact sedan. In this case, the larger engine makes room for a smaller 1.4 liter unit using turbocharger technology.

As already mentioned, the eAssist will also be featured on the GMC Terrain. This can only encourage those buyers interested in this segment, but, for now anyways, it is still open to debate how the company will label this option in the all-truck brand.


But what exactly is the eAssist system we have been blabbering about? Well, some people at the engineering department thought to mate a 0.6 kilowatt lithium-ion battery pack with an electric belt-alternator-starter motor. This in turn translates into the following.

The small motor acts like a conventional starter when the engine goes off when the red lights kick in. In addition to that feature, the motor is able to deliver additional torque into the engine, thus eliminating the need to for the 6 speed automatic transmission to downshift. That equals to the engine running efficiently at lower speeds.
Lastly, the motor acts like a generator for the small battery pack thank to the use of regenerative braking.

That being said, don’t have too high expectations from this system. Fuel efficiency will indeed be improved, but only by a few more miles and seeing that this is just a mild-hybrid system, the cars will not be able to run solely on electricity no matter how light the load they are carrying is. Tests have yet to be performed, but the number of miles will probably be around 1-3 miles for each test cycle.

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and 2014 GMC Terrain will enter competition with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid model, a car based on the fresh 2013 RAV4 crossover. Competition will indeed be fierce, so we wish them good luck.
Latest Auto News
New Ford S-MAX seven-seat revealed at Paris Motor Show 2014

New Ford S-MAX seven-seat revealed at Paris Motor Show 2014

 
Friday, October 24, 2014 14:06:33
 
Ford unveiled its new S-MAX having seven-seat and other features including fresh engines, sporty design and more of premium features at Paris Motor show 2014. According to Ford this FORD S-MAX model will boast the...

New HONDA HR-V returns with the badge at Paris Motor Show

New HONDA HR-V returns with the badge at Paris Motor Show

 
Friday, October 24, 2014 13:03:25
 
New HONDA HRV will not only sit on next generation platform of Jazz with same engine concept in next year showrooms, but at the moment Honda HR-V looks good with its badge return at the Paris- Motor Show 2014. Although,...

JAGUAR XE at 2014 Paris Motor Show starts price at 26,995 Euro
The new British brand significant car JAGUAR XE been revealed at the Paris Motorshow 2014 with its public debut in the month of October, has hugely came up with its fray arrival in executive compact model competitive...

2015 Fiat 500X Win Everybody's heart at The Paris Motor Show

2015 Fiat 500X Win Everybody's heart at The Paris Motor Show

 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 08:14:18
 
The 500X of Fiat has turned into limelight during the Paris Motor Show, 2014. This model is based on the similar platform as Jeep Renegade, but there is a little less hardcore built in burgeon compact segments which...

2014 latest hatchback Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air revealed at Paris Motor show
In Paris Motor Show 2014, concept debut revealing of new PEUGEOT 208 HYBRID AIR hatchback will be targeting 141mpg French brand production by the year 2020. Since, its Hybrid-Air drivetrain is the main central aim...

Bosch Evaluates Driver Assistance Systems

Bosch Evaluates Driver Assistance Systems

 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:07:15
 
Driver assistance systems can save lives and have already done so. Sometimes it is enough that the car to beep warnings and display a coffee cup on the dashboard to alert the driver to take a break. Bosch’s assess...

All Cars On Market To Be Autonomous By 2046, Says Morgan Stanley analyst
Adam Jonas, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, estimates that all cars for sale in 2046 will be completely autonomous, in a statement for the Huffington Post. 2026 is the estimate as to when autonomous cars will be launched...

Tesla S Improved With Added All-Wheel-Drive, Electronics

Tesla S Improved With Added All-Wheel-Drive, Electronics

 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 13:07:00
 
A week after an interview in which company founder and owner Elon Musk set off speculation that the electric automaker's next vehicle would likely be self-driving, the firm unveiled its new Model S P85D. Many...

Ford May Be Considering New Entry Level Compact Truck

Ford May Be Considering New Entry Level Compact Truck

 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 13:04:37
 
Faced with new competition to its aging Ranger compact pickup line, it looks like Ford may be reconsidering its position on this market. The Ranger is competing against against two renewed GM models, the Colorado...

Ford to Present New S-Max in Paris Motor Show

Ford to Present New S-Max in Paris Motor Show

 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 17:40:07
 
Ford is going to launch its new S-Max during May of 2015 with starting price of £24,000. It has been seven years since when Ford had introduced S-Max for the first time in the market and about 400,000 units have...

Kia's new next generation 2015 Optima Diesel-hybrid model in Paris Motor Show
Even if at Paris Motor Show Kia revealed its 4x4 Sorento, Kia promised to come up with the intent of its new concept of mild-hybrid system ahead of the future powertrain mass production technology Optima diesel-hybrid...

Mercedes Benz to Launch New AMG S with Sedan class after Paris Auto Show
Mercedes Benz’s Sedan AMG S C63 is revealed now and waiting for getting launched. If you input the model’s name with its version in a search engine you can get its complete specifications with its images. However...

Get the new Hybrid Air 208 from Peugeot in Paris Motor Show during 2016
The all new hybrid Air 208 from Peugeot is presently just a plan made by Peugeot-Citroen Company. But they have shown full signs of making it reached into the showrooms after its view in Paris-Motor Show by 2016. This...

Honda to revive its new Honda HRV mini SUV after Paris Motor Show
After Honda’s larger CRV popularity, now it seems that they are trying to get enter into the smaller crossover market by reviving its new name HRV. Even if it consists to the side of window line a hidden rear door-han...

New jaguar saloon XE looks set to hit bumper during 2015 after Paris Auto Show
The new saloon Jaguar XE is to get arrive in the next spring and seems that it will be competing with BMW’s 3-series and Audi A4. According to Jaguar, they are promising to facilitate with best in class with its...

Infiniti revealed Q80 Inspiration full details with hybrid drivetrain of 410kW
Infiniti finally revealed full detail of its concept car Q80 Inspiration which is a big large car that measures from around its front to the rear up-to 5060mm and 2010mm wide. Also from about off-ground the roofs...

Analysis Opens Hood to Ongoing Auto Parts Controversy

Analysis Opens Hood to Ongoing Auto Parts Controversy

 
Monday, October 20, 2014 10:29:30
 
Which car parts are better original equipment (OE) or aftermarket? Although this issue looks like it should be a no-brainer, it is hardly that. Instead, it takes on the look of a holy war every time someone reopens...

Paris Motor Show 2014 - Mondial de l'Automobile 2014
Your adv in this site
Latest crashtest
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
*****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi  - 2004
Adult:
*****

Child
****

Pedestrian
*
 
©2009-2014 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version