The 2023 Chevy Equinox follows a full model refresh introduced for the 2022 model year, ushering in a few noteworthy updates and changes, one of the biggest of which is a new powertrain, GM Authority has learned.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Chevy Equinox will be equipped with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine, which will be rated at 175 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. The turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine will replace the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine equipped by the preceding 2022 model year, which was rated at 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
The new turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine will connect to the GM six-speed automatic transmission, the same transmission configuration that connects to the current turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 Chevy Equinox will once again be offered with the Midnight Edition package, an optional aesthetics upgrade previously offered for the 2021 Chevy Equinox, but later dropped for the 2022 model year. Although specific equipment and content for the new package offered for the 2023 model year has yet to be revealed, we can expect things like Jet Black interior upholstery, black wheels, black trim, and black badging.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Equinox is set to get underway on August 22nd. Production takes place at the GM San Luis Potosi plant and GM Ramos Arizpe plant, both of which are located in Mexico. Dealers will no longer be able to place new sold orders for the 2022 Chevy Equinox as of June 23rd, with the final week of production for the 2022 model year being August 19th. Production of of the Chevy Equinox will be increased at the GM San Luis Potosi plant following the stoppage of Chevy Onix production there.
Under the skin, the 2023 Chevy Equinox rides on the GM D2 platform.