The refreshed 2022 Chevy Equinox crossover will officially launch this summer, the automaker confirmed during its Q4 2020 conference call.
Last spring it was reported that General Motors would be forced to delay several refreshed vehicles that debuted for the 2021 model year until 2022 due to various setbacks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This included the refreshed 2022 Chevy Equinox, which was originally intended to launch in late 2020 as a 2021 model year vehicle.
Now, though, the automaker has confirmed the mildly revised 2022 Chevy Equinox will enter production this summer. The updated Equinox first debuted at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show last February and features revised exterior styling and a sporty new RS trim level with its own unique front and rear fasciae and black exterior trim.
The updated version of the crossover will have the same available engine options as the current model, which consists of the turbocharged 1.5L LYX inline four-cylinder, as well as the turbocharged 2.0L LTG inline four-cylinder. The 1.5L engine is rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque and is paired to a GM six-speed automatic, while the 2.0L engine produces 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet and pairs with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard and all-wheel-drive is available as an option.
The updated Chevy Equinox will be built at the GM CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario as well as the GM Ramos Arizpe and GM San Luis Potosí plants in Mexico. Pricing for the 2022 model year version of the crossover is expected to be announced closer to its arrival later this year. For reference, the 2020 model year Equinox starts at $27,495 including destination and before taxes or available dealer incentives.
In addition to the updated Chevy Equinox, the refreshed Chevy Traverse three-row crossover was also pushed back from 2021 to the 2022 model year.