2023 Chevy Equinox Redline Edition Package Unavailable To Order4
Production of the 2023 Chevy Equinox kicked off last week at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. It will be a little while longer before the 2023 Chevy Equinox Redline Edition begins rolling off the assembly line there, however, as this cosmetic package is currently unavailable to order on the compact crossover.
The Redline Edition package (RPO code WBL) was re-added to the Chevy Equinox order books for the 2022 model year. This exterior and interior styling package is available exclusively on the Equinox in the range-topping Premier trim level, carrying a price premium of $895, and enhances the appearance of the crossover with the following equipment (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 19-inch Black wheels with Red accents and Black center caps (RPO RZA)
- 19-inch all-season blackwall tires (RPO RR0)
- front and rear Black Bow Tie emblems (RPO CG6)
- Redline decals (RPO VUP)
- Black Equinox badges with Red outline
- Redline-specific Black grille
- Black window surround
- Black door handles
- Black Ice interior accents
- Black headliner
The Redline Edition package can also be ordered with the following exterior colors on the crossover (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Blue Glow Metallic
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (G1W)
- Mosaic Black Metallic (GB8)
- Sterling Gray Metallic (GXD)
- Summit White (GAZ)
The 2023 Chevy Equinox replaces the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine with a new turbo 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine. This engine will be rated at 175 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. It’s still matched to the same six-speed automatic transmission, however, with front-wheel drive remaining standard and all-wheel drive available as an optional extra. GM has also introduced a new e-boost braking system on the vehicle for 2023 and implemented a revised list of available exterior paint colors.
The 2023 Chevy Equinox is not to be confused with the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV – a separate battery-electric model that will enter production at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico next year. The gasoline-powered Chevy Equinox is expected to be sold alongside the future Chevy Equinox EV for a brief period.
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Who cares… Give it the 2.0 liter turbo out of the Buick envision then it will be worthy of it’s name! Marry Barra please start building exciting cars again not everyone wants a Z71, or SS pickup truck… Bring back the Equinox turbo HO engine please.
This falls in line with the Camaro RedLine story posted yesterday. It again speaks to the incompetence of the leadership within GM that cannot order their red-accented plastic letters and decals in time to run in conjunction with the new year model release. Can it really be that hard? Will they once again blame “supply side issues” for the lack of red-accented stick-on letters and decals?
I grew up a kid who followed each new model year with anticipation; the great new 1970 evolutionary changes to the GM intermediates, the Chevelle Super Sports, GTO’s, 442’s, Grand Sports. The land breaking 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix that really ushered in the new era of personal luxury vehicle. Even the spectacular blunders like the original Corvair and it’s rear suspension swing axles and the Vega. GM in the 60’s built the best diesel locomotive in the world. They were involved in everything and they did it well. They were the economic engine that drove our country. Now look at where they are.
They can’t even assure that their red accented decals for their redline decal special editions aren’t ordered in time to meet construction lead times. Not our father’s General Motors….
I once heard a customer at our dealership state something that I thought interesting in light of the above comments. They said that all the young engineers are being put on the higher priced cars/trucks and is why there is an actual difference during their respective refreshed models. SUVs like the Equinox look tired and probably have “tired” engineers working on them. The updated models look the same. OHHHHH they changed the lights and made standard safety features for all trims! That is considered a refresh they said?? I thought to myself how I like what they did with the new Hyundai Tuscon’s refresh. That looks like some thought was put into it!! Modern looking and when you change trim levels, you can actually tell the difference on the interior options going from analog to digital clusters, change in the shifter, etc…. If GM can have that, it would make for an easier sale, with us being able to show them a change on the interior vice something like a 1″ bigger diagonal screen. Just food for thought
Without the 2.0T, the Redline is just a sad looking appearance package, just like the RS trim…hard to get excited about a boring SUV with a weak powertrain.