As GM Authority previously covered in October 2023, General Motors delayed the U.S. launch of several all-electric vehicles to early 2024, including the Chevy Equinox EV. Now, Canadian-spec Equinox EV units are also scheduled to arrive during the same time frame.
In fact, Equinox EV units destined for the Canadian market will arrive shortly after the U.S. market gets its first deliveries in early 2024. The rollout will be similar to the one in the U.S., as Canada will get the fully equipped 2RS FWD and 2RS AWD variants in limited quantities, which will then be followed by the previously announced 1LT, 2LT, 2RS, 3LT and 3RS trim levels.
In another similarity to the U.S., there will likely be no “base” 1LT model with the smaller battery pack and 400-kilometer range. Instead, the entry-level 1LT FWD will be equipped with the standard battery and offer a driving range of 513 kilometers (the equivalent of the EPA-certified 319-mile figure in the U.S.).
In addition, The General is estimating that the Equinox EV AWD configuration will be capable of a range of 450 kilometers, or 280 miles. However, the EPA and Natural Resources Canada have not yet certified Equinox EV AWD range and energy consumption figures.
“Chevrolet Canada is preparing to start production in limited quantities with a single configuration of the 2RS trim only, in early 2024,” a GM Canada spokesperson claimed in a prepared statement. “Dealers will contact customers on their waitlists for the opportunity to purchase the 2RS when the vehicles become available, or to place orders for future trims when appropriate.”
It’s worth noting that no pricing details have yet been released, and will be announced closer to launch. That being said, the 2024 Equinox EV won’t start at the $37,250 Canadian figure as was previously indicated on Chevy Canada’s website.