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Fear Not, Parents: 2018 Chevy Equinox Offered with Stain-, Scuff-Resistant Seating

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox denim-like stain-resistant interior

Chances are somewhat good that if you drive an SUV like the Chevrolet Equinox, it’s due to the fact that you have a little or angel or two to shuttle to and fro. Perhaps a little angel who might on occasion trade in their halo for horns to run amok and make a mucky mess of your back seat. Well, if you are one such person with one such child (or two or three), then the 2018 Chevy Equinox has you covered with new seat surfaces that are stain and scuff resistant.

“Many fashion trends disappear after a year of two, while the Equinox is designed for the long haul, making the durability of its materials very important,” said Mara Kapsis, color and trim designer for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. “By following real people and absorbing the little things in life that help or hinder them—such as photos posted of muddy paws, spilled drinks or stains on the seats—we learned more about how we could make the new Equinox easier to live with and enjoy every day.”

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The 2018 Equinox is offered with a denim-like seat fabric that is easily cleaned and highly fashionable, while available leather seating surfaces are treated specifically to stand up to scuffing and wear.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox leather interior

“The fabric is very durable, while the color and even the pattern help hide dirt and stains,” added Kapsis. “It’s also very easy to vacuum and clean, which saves owners time and helps keep the interior looking great year after year.

“More than anticipating where design will be when the vehicle is introduced, you’ve got to balance it with a timeless quality that will keep it looking modern for years to come,” said Kapsis of the design process. “There’s risk involved with that, but it paid off with the new Equinox.”

And because that risk paid off, parents now have less risk of having stained seats thanks to devil horn-wearing angel children.

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