The upcoming 2022 Chevy Equinox is poised to delete four paint options from the lineup.
The four paint options in question are (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Pacific Blue Metallic (G6O)
- Nightfall Gray Metallic (G7Q)
- Midnight Blue Metallic (GLU)
- Cajun Red Tintcoat (GPJ)
To note, Pacific Blue and Cajun Red were not available on the base-level L trim or the LS trim level during the 2021 model year. Meanwhile, Midnight Blue and Nightfall Gray were not available on the base-level L trim level for the 2021 model year.
As GM Authority covered previously, Pacific Blue Metallic was made unavailable on the 2021 Chevy Equinox in February, and will not return for the 2022 model year. Production of 2021 Chevy Equinox models in Pacific Blue Metallic paint ended March 22nd, while production of 2021 Chevy Equinox models in Nightfall Gray Metallic ended March 31st, and production of 2021 Chevy Equinox models in Cajun Red Tintcoat ended April 12th.
Looking ahead the 2022 Chevy Equinox will add four new exterior paint options, including (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Blue Glow Metallic (GHT)
- Seaglass Blue Metallic (GHZ)
- Cherry Red Tintcoat (GSK)
- Iron Gray Metallic (GIV)
Additionally, the new 2022 Chevy Equinox is set to drop the base-level L trim from the lineup, as well as three appearance packages, including the Midnight Edition, Sport Edition, and Redline Edition.
The 2022 Chevy Equinox will introduce a mid-cycle refresh for the nameplate, which was originally set to debut with the 2021 model year. However, as a result of complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the model refresh was delayed to the 2022 model year instead.
Further updates will include exterior styling changes. Under the hood, the 2022 Chevy Equinox will continue to offer the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine as the exclusive powerplant option. Output is rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque.