Customers hoping to buy a 2021 Chevy Equinox crossover with Pacific Blue Metallic paint will have to ask their dealers to place an order in the very near future before it becomes unavailable.
Pacific Blue Metallic (production code G6O) is at present a no-charge color for the Chevy Equinox in the LT and Premier trim levels. However, it will stop being available in February and is unlikely to return for the 2022 model year, GM Authority has learned. That means that the color will be going away in the middle of the model year, rather than at the end of it.
The darker Midnight Blue Metallic will still be available, as will four other no-charge colors: Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic and Mosaic Black Metallic. The Chevy Equinox can also be specified with two premium colors: Cajun Red Tintcoat, which costs $495, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, priced at $995.
The entry-level L and LS trim levels are only available in no-cost colors, and not in the extra-cost colors mentioned above. In fact, all of the no-charge colors mentioned above are available for the LS, but the L can be ordered only in Summit White and Silver Ice Metallic.
Another reason to buy a Chevy Equinox quickly is that the January 2021 offers include a cash rebate of $3,750 or a $2,400 discount combined with zero percent financing for up to 72 months on selected 2021 models. For the 2020 model year Equinox, General Motors is offering a cashback rebate for selected models of up to $6,500 (including a $1,000 bonus for GM cardmembers) or a $4,150 incentive with interest-free financing for up to 84 months.
A mid-cycle refresh planned for the 2021 model year but delayed due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic will now apply to the 2022 Chevy Equinox. Changes will include a new front fascia, redesigned tail lamps and a revised rear bumper. A new Equinox RS trim level will also be added to the lineup.
The two powertrains are expected to be available for the revised model. The base motor should be the standard, turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline Ecotec engine rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet. As first reported by GM Authority, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG was deleted for the 2021 model year, but the 2.0L I4 LSY, which produces 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, is expected to be added to the lineup.