GM will be dropping three exterior colors from the 2021 Chevy Equinox crossover during its final months of production, GM Authority has learned.
|Color||Last production week|
|Pacific Blue Metallic||March 22nd|
|Nightfall Gray Metallic||March 31st|
|Cajun Red Tintcoat||April 12th|
The three colors in question are Pacific Blue Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic and Cajun Red Tintcoat. They will be discontinued during the production weeks starting March 22nd, March 31st and April 12th respectively.
None of these colors have been available on the current Chevy Equinox in the base (L) trim level. Nightfall Gray Metallic is a no-charge color starting with the LS trim (not available on L), while Pacific Blue Metallic is optional starting with LT and Premier (not available on L, LS or 1FL). Cajun Red Tintcoat is $495 option that’s available on LT and Premier (not available on L, LS or 1FL).
The deletion of these three colors means that, within a month from now, the Equinox will be built with five fewer colors than the 2020 Chevy Equinox, since Chocolate Metallic and Cayenne Orange Metallic were not carried over to the 2021 model, and no new colors were added for the 2021 MY.
Like many other General Motors vehicles, the Equinox was scheduled for a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the 2021 model year, but the update was delayed due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The refresh will instead be applied to the 2022 Chevy Equinox, which is due to go into production in June of this year.
The Equinox is currently one of GM’s best-selling vehicles in the United States. Despite a 22 percent downturn, 270,994 examples were sold in 2020. This made it not only the second most popular Chevrolet model, behind the enormously successful Chevy Silverado pickup truck, but also the second most popular GM vehicle of any brand.
The equinox even outsold the Silverado’s corporate cousin, the GMC Sierra, whose own sales improved by nearly nine percent. The Equinox accounted for 15.6 percent of Chevrolet sales and 10.6 percent of all GM sales in the United States for the year.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Compact Crossovers - Q4 2020 - United States
|MODEL||Q4 20 SHARE||Q4 19 SHARE||YTD 20 / YTD 19||YTD 20||YTD 19|
|MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS||0%||1%||-47.52%||10,319||19,661|
In the mainstream compact crossovers market segment, the Equinox placed third, behind the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V but ahead of all other rivals, including the Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-5.