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Just one year past its introduction as an all new model, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox small crossover is getting some changes. Infotainment and safety systems features updates lead this long list of upgrades.
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Here's what's new for the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox.
2018 Options That Have Been Retired
(UVH) Surround Vision (replaced with [UV2] HD Surround Vision) (IOB) 7" diagonal color touch-screen with Chevrolet MyLink (replaced with [IOR] 7" diagonal color touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system) (IO5) 8" diagonal color touch-screen with Chevrolet MyLink (replaced with [IOS] 8" diagonal HD color touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system) (IO6) 8" diagonal color touch-screen with Navigation and Chevrolet MyLink Radio (replaced with [IOT] 8" diagonal color HD touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with connected Navigation) (RVZ) 16" spare wheel [replaced with [SJF] 16" spare wheel) (USR) USB port (replaced with [UST] 2 USB ports) (KPA) Second row auxiliary 12-volt power outlet (PDC) LPO, Protection Package
New Features, Colors & Options for 2019
1XR26 FWD 2FL and 1XY26 AWD 2FL equipment groups (WFP) Lights and Bright Package, includes (RT7) 19" Bright machined wheels with Sparkle Silver pockets, (RR0) 19" all-season blackwall tires, (T4L) LED headlamps, (UGE) LED tail lamps, (V22) Chrome grille surround and (VXW) molded assist steps, LPO (available on 1LT equipment groups) (BN2) Fleet Safety Package, includes (UHY) Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, (UKJ) Front Pedestrian Braking, (UHX) Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, (UE4) Following Distance Indicator, (UEU) Forward Collison Alert, (N34) leather-wrapped steering wheel and (TQ5) Intellibeam headlamps (standard on 2FL equipment groups) Exterior color (G6O) Pacific Blue Metallic Exterior color (GD1) Kinetic Blue Metallic (IOR) Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with 7" diagonal color touchscreen (IOS) Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with 8" diagonal HD color touchscreen (IOU) Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with connected Navigation and 8" diagonal HD color touchscreen (IOT) Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with connected Navigation and 8" diagonal HD color touchscreen (MCR) USB data ports, 2, includes SD Card Reader, auxiliary input jack, located within front center storage bin (UV2) HD Surround Vision (UVB) HD Rear Vision Camera (KSG) Adaptive Cruise Control, full-speed with Stop/Go (UKJ) Front Pedestrian Braking (SJF) 16" spare wheel (PDZ) LPO, Interior Enhancement Package, includes (VYW) premium carpeted floor mats, LPO and (S03) embroidered front row headrests, LPO
Small Changes In Trim & Packaging for 2019
(PCP) Confidence & Convenience Package is now an available option on 2LT AWD and 3LT FWD and AWD (was standard in 2018MY) (PCV) Confidence & Convenience II Package is now available on 1LZ and 2LZ AWD (was standard in 2018MY) (BGP) Driver Confidence II Package contains new content. Package now includes (UHY) Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, (UEU) Forward Collision Alert, (UHX) Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, (UE4) Following Distance Indicator, Safety Alert Seat, (UV2) HD Surround Vision, (KSG) Adaptive Cruise Control, (UKJ) Front Pedestrian Braking and (TQ5) IntelliBeam (WPZ) Infotainment Package contains new content. Package now includes (IOU) Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with connected Navigation and 8" diagonal HD color touchscreen, (UVB) HD Rear Vision Camera, (MCZ) 2 USB ports, located in front console bin, (MCR) 2 USB data ports, includes SD Card Reader, auxiliary input jack, located within front center storage bin and (KI6) 120-volt power outlet (Y3W) Infotainment II Package now contains (IOT) Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with connected Navigation and 8" diagonal HD color touchscreen (replaces [IO6] 8" diagonal color touch-screen with Navigation and Chevrolet MyLink) (ZQ2) Driver Convenience Package now includes (VY7) leather-wrapped shift lever on all 1LT models and 2LT FWD model (PCI) Sun & Infotainment Package will now be called "Sun & Navigation Package" (KI2) Urethane shift lever is now standard on both 1LT models and 2LT FWD (replaces [VY7) leather-wrapped shift lever, which is now part of [ZQ2] Driver Convenience Package) (BTV) Remote Start is now available on 1LS with a Fleet or Government order type. (UVC) Rear Vision Camera is no longer standard on Premier (replaced with [UVB] HD Rear Vision Camera) (UDC) monochromatic driver instrument information is no longer standard on LT models (replaced with [UDD] multi-color driver instrument information) (USS) Dual USB charging-only ports are now standard on all models (was part of [WPZ] Infotainment Package on LT models and was not available on L or LS in 2018MY) (UST) Dual USB ports are now standard on L, LS and LT models (was part of [WPZ] Infotainment Package on LT models in 2018MY) and are no longer standard on Premier models (VK8) Overhead sunglass storage is no longer standard on L or LS models (PDV) LPO, Chrome Package is no longer available on FWD Premier (PDG) LPO, Cargo Package no longer includes (CAV) LPO, integrated cargo liner ([CAV] remains part of [PEF] LPO, Floor Liner Package) (VAV) All-weather floor mats, LPO is no longer available as a free flow option (only part of [PDH] Interior Protection Package, LPO) (VYW) Premium carpeted floor mats, LPO is no longer available as a free flow option (only part of [PDZ] Interior Enhancement Package, LPO) (RIA) All-weather floor liners, LPO is no longer available as a free flow option (only part of [PEF] Floor Liner Package, LPO)
Hello! I am a new member from Michigan. I am pretty sure I have another account on this forum, but it's been a few years since I last logged in, and my email has changed, so I can't get into it. My former screen name was Pinky.
I came to this forum several years ago prior to having the drive train swapped from my '93 Suburban 2500 to my '94. I got a lot of great advice & information here, and everything worked out well with that project. I have returned because I have a specific repair challenge, and I'm hoping that I can get some answers once again.
My current challenge involves a (piece of junk) 2011 Chevy Equinox 2.4 liter (Ecotec). The engine is shot due to the excessive oil consumption issues that is very common with this vehicle. We would like to avoid encountering the same problem, once we replace the engine, so we'd like to find out what would be involved with retrofitting an engine from a newer model year that doesn't have this same issue. I spoke with a parts supplier who recommended trying to find out if it's possible to retrofit even a 2015 or 2016 into this vehicle. I know this involves changing additional parts that would not be required if we just did a direct swap, but we want to get away from the years that this engine had this problem.
I just do not want to end up with an eternally on CEL because of incompatible emissions, etc... Lol. So, we need to make sure we do this correctly.
My Equinox does NOT have the AUA option, was manufactured on 3/18/11, and has K as the 8th digit of the VIN.
Please give me any info and suggestions you can provide. It's much appreciated!
(We still owe on this vehicle, which is why we're putting time, $, and effort into repairing it. So, while setting it on fire or pushing it off a cliff have definitely crossed our minds, neither seems to be a viable option. LOL.)
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
Despite a production slowdown due to Canadian workers who went on strike recently, the all-new Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain have been putting up impressive sales numbers in a very important segment. The compact crossover is now the defacto family car in America and has overtaken pickups as the top-selling segment. The old Equinox and Terrain had their charms but were not really built to the same design specs that the Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V were. The new designs are spot-on. The changes have brought big sales to GM.
Through the first two months of 2018, the Chevy Equinox has earned 50,458 unit sales and the Terrain has found 17,385 buyers. Compare these numbers to the Nissan Rogue's 74,303, the Toyota RAV4's 56,522, and the Honda CR-V's 50,178 and we see Chevy in the third slot overall having passed Honda. And Equinox sales are up 20% over last year at this time. Only Nissan's Rogue has that same growth rate. By comparison, the Ford Escape is down 17% this year so far and has sales of less than 40K units. Jeep's Cherokee rings in at under 30K units year to date with sales about flat.
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
In the end, the union that represents hourly workers at the Cami plant in Ontario Canada dropped the requirement that the Cami plant be the lead plant for Equinox, GM's hottest non-truck vehicle. That move would have been the best guarantee of future jobs at the location. So, like many things, the strike ended up being all about money. The Candian workers will get a raise and a bonus, which has the practical effect of moving them even further from the lower-paid Mexican workers that threaten their jobs and the Candian plant's future. GM did throw in a perq that will made it a bit harder to move the plant, but it is small potatoes. “We weren’t able to secure a lead production letter from General Motors, but we were able to improve some of our programs that would soften the event if be designated the lead plant for Equinox if there in fact is a layoff or closure in the future,” Unifor Local 88 President Dan Borthwick said in a phone interview with Bloomberg. The strike lasted a full month.
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