The 2022 Chevy Equinox introduces a model refresh for the crossover nameplate consisting of updates to the exterior, interior, and powertrain. Now, GM Authority has learned that General Motors has resolved availability issues for the 2022 Chevy Equinox’s heated and ventilated seats features.
Starting with units of the 2022 Chevy Equinox produced on or after February 28th, heated and ventilated seats will no longer be under constraint. The 2022 Chevy Equinox was one of several Chevy vehicles affected by the microchip shortage, and as such, the heated and ventilated seat features were under constraint as of November 15th production.
The Heated front seats (RPO code KA1) are included and only available with Driver Convenience Package (RPO code ZQ2) for 2022 Chevy Equinox LT trim levels, while the feature is standard on RS and Premier. The feature was never available for the LS trim level.
Heated rear outboard seats (RPO code KA6) are included and only available with the Driver Convenience II Package (RPO code ZQ3) on Premier trim levels, and is not offered on LS, LT, or RS trims.
The Ventilated driver seat (RPO code KU1) and Ventilated front passenger seat (RPO code KU3) are included and only available with Driver Convenience II Package (RPO code ZQ3) for the 2022 Chevy Equinox Premier. The features are not offered on LS, LT, or RS.
As a reminder, the Chevy Equinox was originally slated to receive a model refresh for the 2021 model year, but due to complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the refresh was pushed back to the 2022 model year.
As for the powertrain, the 2022 Chevy Equinox is available with a single engine option, namely 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. Under the body panels, the 2022 Chevy Equinox rides on the GM D2 platform, while production for the North American market takes place at the GM CAMI plant in Canada and the RM Ramos Arizpe in Mexico.