The 2023 Chevy Equinox follows hot on the heels of a mid-cycle refresh introduced for the 2022 model year, introducing several important updates and changes. Now, GM Authority has learned that this includes a new exterior paint lineup.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Chevy Equinox will drop three exterior paint options from the lineup, including (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Silver Ice Metallic (GAN)
- Seaglass Blue Metallic (GHZ)
- Cherry Red Tintcoat (GSK)
Previously, Silver Ice Metallic was offered on all trim levels of the 2022 Chevy Equinox for no extra charge. Seaglass Blue Metallic was available on LT, RS, and Premier trim levels without an extra charge, but not offered on LS. Finally, Cherry Red Tintcoat was offered on LT, RS, and Premier trim levels for an extra $495, but was not offered on LS.
Going forward, these three outgoing colors will be replaced by three new hues with the debut of the 2023 Chevy Equinox, including:
- Sterling Gray Metallic (GXD)
- Radian Red Tintcoat (GNT)
- Harvest Bronze Metallic (GXN)
As GM Authority was the first to report, the 2023 Chevy Equinox will also introduce a new powerplant, namely the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine, which will replace the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine equipped prior. Peak output from the new 1.5L I4 LSD engine will be similar to that of the 1.5L I4 LYX engine, with the former rated at 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, as compared to the latter’s 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. As before, the 1.5L I4 LSD engine will connect to the GM six-speed automatic transmission. Under the skin, the 2023 Chevy Equinox will once again ride on the GM D2 platform.