The redesigned Chevrolet Equinox expected for the 2017 model year will sport a streamlined face and a lower, sleeker profile.
Recent spy photos show a blacked-out, horizontally patterned grille with swept-back headlights.
The front end looks to be more in line with that of the current Traverse large crossover, which replaced Chevy's traditional dual-port grille with a wider, deeper opening that flares back to the headlights.
The next-gen Equinox also sports a lower and leaner silhouette than that of the current version, with a narrower greenhouse, the photos show.
The Equinox was last retooled for the 2010 model year.
The '17 Equinox is scheduled to go on sale in early 2017, sources have said.
It's expected to shrink a bit as it moves to General Motors' new global compact platform, which underpins the Buick Envision, sold in China.