The 2024 Chevy Equinox will represent the seventh model year of the Bow Tie brand’s compact crossover, and will also be the last model year of the third-generation model. Now, GM Authority has learned that the Equinox will lose two paint colors after the 2023 model year.
Sources familiar with the matter have told GM Authority that Blue Glow Metallic (color code GHT) and Iron Gray Metallic (GIV) will not be available for the 2024 Equinox. In fact, both colors have already been built out for the 2023 model year.
Previously, Blue Glow Metallic was available on all trim levels, while Iron Gray Metallic was available on LT and RS trim levels, but not LS or Premier trims.
It’s worth noting that these colors will be replaced by Riptide Blue Metallic (GJV) and Lakeshore Blue Metallic (GXP) for the 2024 model year.
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Equinox is to largely be a carryover from the 2023 model, which features a new engine. The turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine, which is rated at 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, replaced the older turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, which was rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to the ground via the GM six-speed automatic transmission.
Under the skin, the compact crossover rides on the GM D2 platform, while production of the 2024 Equinox is scheduled to commence in May 2023 at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico and the GM San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico. Notably, the Equinox hasn’t been produced at the GM CAMI plant in Canada since April 2022, as the facility now exclusively manufactures BrightDrop vans.
Pricing for the 2024 model has yet to be announced, but the 2023 model starts at $27,995 in the U.S., destination freight charge included.