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.