2022 Chevy Equinox Gains New Side Marker Light6
Those paying particularly close attention to the 2022 Chevy Equinox may have noticed that the refreshed compact crossover features a new amber side marker light mounted at the leading edge of both front wheel wells.
Prior to the refresh, the third-generation Chevy Equinox – introduced for the 2018 model year – had the side marker light integrated within the outer edges of its headlight housings. However, it was relocated for the refresh, whose updated front fascia features a new two-tier headlight configuration with slim daytime running lamps (DRLs) – which also double as the front turn signal indicators – located at the top of the cluster.
As we mentioned, the 2022 Chevy Equinox launches the crossover’s mid-cycle enhancement (MCE, otherwise known as a refresh), delivering a bevy of changes and updates over the 2018-2021 model years.
The refreshed Equinox features an updated exterior design thanks to a revamped front fascia, characterized by three new grille designs and new two-tier headlights. The top end of the headlights features a thin lighting signature (and DRLs), while the bottom end serves as the primary forward lighting unit.
The lower front fascia has also been restyled, with a new lower intake, new fog lights (for models so equipped) and fog light housings.
Three new wheel options have been added to the lineup, and the rear gets a new set of taillights. LED lighting is now used front to back.
Available trim levels include LS, LT, RS, and Premier. The new-for-2022 RS serves as the sportier-looking option, while the Premier continues to serve as the range-topper. The L trim level, which serves as the base trim from 2018 to 2021, has been deleted for the 2022 model year.
The 2022 Chevy Equinox is powered exclusively by the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, rated at 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. A six-speed automatic transmission handles the transmission duties. Front-wheel-drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is offered as an option.
Chevy Equinox production has been an on-again, off-again affair thus far in 2021 as a result of the ongoing global semiconductor microchip shortage as Chevy parent, General Motors, allocates the limited supply of chips to higher-margin vehicles like full-size SUVs and pickup trucks. Luckily, Equinox production resumed at the GM CAMI plant in Canada and the GM San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico on November 1st. Production at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico – the third facility that assembles the Equinox for North America – resumed the week of November 22nd. The resumed production is great news for consumers and dealers, as Equinox inventory has been at record-low levels, causing sales to suffer as a result.
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I’m sure that’ll increase sales.LOL
I think I prefer the previous version and I definitely hate the black wheels. They always look cheap and dirty.
SOME are okay, and much depends on the body color. But, often, they say, “I’ve been to AutoZone!”
So what’s their next engineering feat, a two tone steering wheel? How about putting a REAL engine in it?