2021 Chevy Equinox To Lose Pacific Blue Metallic Color In February17
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.
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Mary must have found out there was not an upcharge for the color. So now they will change the name of the color come back with it in 2 years and charge $500 for it. Cooperate greed.
Cooperate stupidity is more like it. It’s hard to believe these people care so little about trying to please as many potential customers as possible. It’s almost like they are deliberately turning the car business over to Germany, Japan and South Korea.
It seems every company has learned from the airline industry, not much different than baggage fees. Increase the cost but not the price.
No where have I seen a reason given. Did GM indicate anything at all?
Probably, none of the dealers were stocking the color in the first place. So, they figure nobody is ordering pacific blue. Cadillac had a very nice blue available several years ago. Nobody stocked it. Cadillacs excuse for dropping it: nobody wanted it. I for one want to do it, I just couldn’t get a car that had it!
At our dealership Pacific Blue the best selling, fastest moving color on Equinox. This is a bad move.
Like the other commenter said, that is one of the top selling colors on the thing. We sell it like crazy as well.
GM needs to bring back the V6 fuel injected and add twin turbos in it.At the very least the fuel injected V6 it had 301 hp
Isn’t blue one of people’s favorite colors, along with red and green? Guess not in cars? Never heard someone say battleship gray was their favorite.
Gray is easy to keep clean.
I do like GM’s gray tints over the competition’s plain gray.
How about the metallic forest green in a truck color again ???
It’s about the best, most vibrant color GM offers. I see tons of them out and about and on dealer lots, so they are clearly selling them in this color. GM has the drabbest color selections in the industry, outside of products like the Corvette.
It could be that Pacific Blue uses a lot of Xirallic pearl, which is a bit higher priced than older style pearls or ‘metallic’ flake.
It is an eye-catching color, although a bit dark. As with other dark pearlescent colors, it can look almost black when dirty and dark. To really appreciate the color it needs to be clean, polished and well-lit. It won’t move well in the winter months in northern climes.
Ford and Dodge/RAM love bold colors, even on larger vehicles. GM is just becoming dull. This a great color.
Cajun red is also listed as as color with early buildout. Likely its just a case of these colors being replaced with other colors for 2022, Blazer, SIlverado, Malibu, and Tahoe have already seen a new shade for the red so this isn’t surprising or uncommon.
I LOVE my new Pacific Blue Equinox! It’s so beautiful! Kinda glad they’re not offering it anymore so that my car will really stand out among the so many dull, uninteresting white, pearl, black, gray, and red look-alikes. Most car colors when they get dirty are gross. Just keep your car clean! Car Wash — it’s easy.