The refreshed 2022 Chevy Equinox will ditch the three appearance packages that are offered on the pre-update model, which include the Midnight Edition, Sport Edition and Redline Edition.
General Motors originally intended to offer the refreshed Equinox for the 2021 model year, however various setbacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic forced the automaker to delay its arrival to 2022. The updated Chevy Equinox, which will launch later this year, features revised exterior styling and offers a sporty new RS trim level.
In addition to these changes, GM Authority has now learned the 2022 Chevy Equinox won’t be offering the Midnight Edition, Sport Edition and Redline Edition appearance packages.
The Equinox Midnight Edition and Sport Edition were available to equip on the LT trim level for the Equinox and include most of the same features, but the Midnight Edition was only available with the Mosaic Black exterior, whereas the Sport Edition could be ordered with any of the Equinox’s available exterior colors. This equipment included the following (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Jet Black interior color with premium cloth (RPO H1T)
- 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels (RPO PJI)
- Dark finish fog lamp bezel surround (RPO TVO)
- Unique mold-in-color Black grille and mesh with Black surround (RPO TL6)
- Front and rear Black bow ties
Meanwhile, the Redline Edition is currently available to order on the Premier trim level in the Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White or Mosaic Black Metallic exterior colors. It gives the Equinox a sport-inspired exterior appearance by way of the following equipment (relevant RPO codes listen in parentheses):
- 19-inch Black wheels with Red accents and Black center caps (RPO RZA)
- 19-inch all-season blackwall tires (RPO RR0)
- front and rear Black bow tie emblems (RPO CG6)
- Redline-specific Black grille (RPO GGC)
- Black Equinox badges with Red outline
- Black window surround
While customers will miss out on these appearance packages for the 2022 model-year Equinox, they will benefit from the newly introduced RS trim level, which adds a unique front grille treatment/fascia, different rear fascia, black exterior accents, black Equinox badges, black-painted 19-inch wheels and a quad-tip exhaust. The interior of the Equinox RS also gets some sport-inspired enhancements such as contrasting red stitching and an RS-branded shift knob with a stitched leather shift boot.
In addition to the RS trim level, 2022 Chevy Equinox customers will be able to order the compact crossover in four new exterior colors. The new colors set for introduction with the refreshed 2022 Equinox include (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Blue Glow Metallic (RPO GHT)
- Seaglass Blue Metallic (RPO GHZ)
- Cherry Red Tintcoat (RPO GSK)
- Iron Gray Metallic (RPO GIV)
The 2022 Chevy Equinox also ditches the base L trim level and adds wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A turbocharged engine other than the 2.0L I4 LTG was supposed to return for the new model year, but that plan was later scrapped, and the 2022 Equinox will feature the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX engine across the board. Production on the updated model for North America will begin at the GM CAMI plant in Ontario, Canada as well as the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Coahuila, Mexico on June 14th.