2023 Chevy Equinox Blackout Package Currently Unavailable To Order2
The 2023 Chevy Equinox introduces a few critical updates and changes compared to the fully refreshed 2022 model year, and now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Chevy Equinox is currently unavailable to order with a specific optional styling upgrade.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Chevy Equinox is currently unavailable to order with the optional Blackout Package. Tagged with RPO code PDB, the Blackout Package for the 2023 Chevy Equinox is normally offered as an LPO-level upgrade, which means it’s installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle was initially produced. The Blackout Package includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Gloss Black emblem kit (RIK)
- Black finish grille (SJ9)
- Front and rear Black Bow Tie emblems (SFZ)
- Mosaic Black mirror caps (S4X)
Note that the Mosaic Black mirror caps (RPO code S4X) were included in the Blackout Package in conjunction with all exterior colors except Mosaic Black Metallic (paint code GB8), as models finished in Mosaic Black Metallic already include Mosaic Black mirror caps.
The 2023 Chevy Equinox Blackout Package is normally offered for LT trim levels and priced at $1,025. The package is not offered for LS, RS, or Premier trim levels. It was also previously offered for the 2022 Chevy Equinox LS for $925.
One of the most important updates for the 2023 Chevy Equinox is the introduction of a new engine. Per previous GM Authority coverage, the 2023 Chevy is equipped with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine, which is rated at 175 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Output is routed through the familiar GM six-speed automatic transmission.
The new turbo 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine replaces the turbo 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine equipped by the 2022 Chevy Equinox. For reference, the 1.5L I4 LYX engine in the 2022 Equinox was rated at 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Equinox began August 22nd, with new units rolling off the line at the GM San Luis Potosí plant and GM Ramos Arizpe plant, both of which are in Mexico. Under the body panels, the 2023 Chevy Equinox rides on the GM D2 platform.
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Can you imagine the GM of today trying to crank out a new Bel Air every year in the fifties.
The Midnight Sport edition of the Blazer and Traverse is also on constraint. I have a factory order in for a Blazer and was told the package was on constraint for a minimum of 4 weeks and that the Traverse may not get it for the full 2023 model year. I guess GM has a shortage on black paint…..?