The 2022 Chevy Equinox will come standard with a disable switch for the Automatic Stop-Start system, GM Authority can confirm.
General Motors has planned a raft of changes for the 2022 Chevy Equinox, which will include the addition of a disable switch for the compact crossover’s Automatic Stop-Start system. This switch will be located on the dashboard just below the infotainment system and to the left of the hazard light toggle button.
We actually reported on the addition of the disable switch for the Automatic Stop-Start system when the mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the Chevy Equinox first debuted back at the beginning of last year. However, the arrival of the updated Chevy Equinox was then pushed back from the 2021 model year to the 2022 model year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the addition of the switch is now once again relevant as GM prepares to begin deliveries of the MCE Equinox in the near future.
GM has introduced many other changes on the 2022 Chevy Equinox, as well. The mid-cycle enhancement includes updated exterior styling, new alloy wheel options and the addition of a sporty RS trim level. Additionally, the 2022 Equinox will drop four exterior colors from its order book, including Pacific Blue Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Cajun Red Tintcoat. These colors will be indirectly replaced by Blue Glow Metallic, Seaglass Blue Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat and Iron Gray Metallic.
Other changes include the deletion of the base L trim level and the turbocharged 2.0L LTG engine from the order book and the deletion of the Midnight, Sport and Redline special editions. The 2022 Equinox will now also come standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Production of the 2022 Chevy Equinox began at the GM CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario and GM Ramos Arizpe Assembly plant in Mexico on June 14th. Prices will start at $26,995 including destination and freight charges for a base-level LS trim with front-wheel-drive.