Production of the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is now officially under way in Mexico, with new units set to shipping out soon. Some Chevy dealers have taken to social media to announce the new arrivals fresh off the production line as of January 29th, 2024. The first units to hit dealers are First Edition variants, which includes 2RS features with available two-tone paint schemes.
Photos of new 2024 Chevy Equinox EV units under production at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico hit the web last year, showing the first few units on the line as part of what is known as a “captured test fleet.” These initial units were essentially destined for evaluation purposes, quality checks, test drives, and other pre-production tasks, although some were also equipped with a VIN, indicating that they may be sold at a later date.
Back in December, GM officially announced that production of the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV would kick off in Q1 of 2024, and now, it appears as though that’s exactly what’s happened. Notably, the Equinox EV was initially scheduled to begin production during the 2023 calendar year, but was subsequently delayed, with GM also pushing back the launch of two other all-electric products, namely the Chevy Silverado EV RST and GMC Sierra EV Denali. The delay was announced during GM’s Q3 earnings presentation, with GM CEO Mary Barra pointing towards a need for software optimization.
The Chevy Equinox EV lineup will eventually consist of five trim levels, including the 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, 2RS, and 3RS. The initial models will consist of limited First Edition variants. Range estimates are between 250 miles and 300 miles, depending on the trim level and configuration selected, with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive offered. All models are equipped with GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, with the GM BEV3 platform providing the underpinnings. The Chevy Equinox EV will also be manufactured in China for sale in the Chinese market.