CHICAGO -- The Chevrolet Equinox this fall will get its first cosmetic improvement in six years.
The freshened 2016 crossover features a revised front fascia with a deeper, wider grille, outlined in chrome and retaining the twin-port look of the current model. New LED daytime-running lights and fog lights were added to upper trim levels.
The interior gets a larger Chevrolet MyLink touch screen and new safety features, including available side blind zone alert. A rear camera will come standard on all models.
Chevy is counting on the freshened crossover to extend the Equinox's five-year streak of U.S. sales gains.
Deliveries rose 1.7 percent last year to 242,242 although it lost U.S. market share to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.
The freshening will carry the nameplate over until its next redesign, which is expected to hit the market in the first half of 2017, most likely as a 2018 model.