General Motors has confirmed it will launch the new Chevy Equinox EV in Canada in Fall 2023.
The Chevy Equinox EV will be priced from around C$35,000 in Canada before provincial or federal incentives are factored in. In Quebec, where the majority of electric vehicles are sold in Canada, the Equinox EV would qualify for a $5,000 federal incentive and $8,000 provincial incentive, lowering the estimated MSRP to around C$22,000.
The Chevy Equinox EV will leverage GM’s new BEV3 platform as well as its Ultium battery and Ultium Drive technologies. It will be offered in both fleet and retail versions from launch, including in the entry-level LT and sporty RS trim levels.
Chevrolet U.S. vice president Steve Hill said previously that the Chevy Equinox EV will be an important product for the Bowtie Brand, as compact crossovers enjoy the highest sales volume of any vehicle segment.
“The Equinox has always played an important role for Chevrolet as the second-highest selling brand nameplate,” Hill said. “Providing an affordable EV option in the industry’s highest volume segment proves Chevy is going to make EVs available to everyone.”
Michael MacPhee, brand director for Chevrolet Canada, echoed this sentiment, saying the Equinox EV is proof the automaker wants to offer eco-friendly vehicles at all price points.
“Chevrolet is committed to making EVs accessible for everyone and is driving the industry forward with a wide range of EVs to appeal to Canadian customers,” McPhee said. “With the addition of the Equinox EV, Chevrolet now has even more affordable EV options to choose from in Canada’s largest segment.”
GM released digital renderings of the Chevy Equinox EV at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. The renderings show both the LT and RS trim levels, with the RS incorporating sportier front and rear fascia designs, different alloy wheels and a two-tone black and red interior. Interior renderings show a digital instrument panel, a large centrally mounted infotainment display and the GM Super Cruise steering wheel.