The 2022 Chevy Equinox is once again available to order with heated and ventilated seats, GM Authority has learned.
Heated and ventilated seats will no longer be under constraint for the 2022 Chevy Equinox as of the May 1st production date. The 2022 Chevy Equinox was one of several Chevy vehicles affected by the microchip shortage, and as such, heated and ventilated seats were under constraint on this model as of the March 13th production date. The heated and ventilated seats were also previously under constraint on this Chevy crossover between the November 15th, 2021 and February 28th production dates.
The heated front seat feature for the 2022 Chevy Equinox is tagged with RPO code KA1, while the ventilated front driver’s and passenger seat features carry RPO code KU1 and RPO KU3, respectively. Heated rear outboard seats, which were also unavailable under this constraint, carry RPO code KA6.
Heated front seats are typically optional on the Equinox LT trim level as part of the Driver Convenience Package (RPO ZQ2) and are standard equipment on the RS and Premier trim levels. They are not offered on the LS trim level in any capacity. The ventilated front driver’s seat and ventilated front passenger seat are normally optional on Premier as part of the Driver Convenience II Package (RPO ZQ3) and are not offered on the LS, LT or RS trim levels. Finally, there are the heated outboard rear seats, which are also normally optional on Premier as part of the Driver Convenience II Package and are not offered on LS, LT or RS trims.
Certain Chevy vehicles have begun to receive powered electronic features back in recent weeks as GM’s access to automotive grade microchips steadily improves. These features recently returned on the 2022 Chevy Camaro, for example, as well as the 2022 Chevy Malibu.
As a brief reminder, the 2022 Chevy Equinox is available with just a single-engine option: GM’s 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. The compact family crossover rides on the GM D2 platform, while production for the North American market takes place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant and the GM San Luis Potosí plant, both located in Mexico. Meanwhile, production of the Equinox has ended at the GM CAMI plant in Ontario.