The new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is coming as the all-new vehicle. Chevrolet has surprised with some actions but the new Traverse claims to entice new consumers and to keep the current supporter base. It hasn’t been renovated since its 2009 model year introduction and today this full-size truck-based SUV enters to its second generation of existence. Let’s see what we know about this new vehicle.
NEW FOR 2017:
The upcoming Traverse is new from ground up. The model comes on the new platform and boasts roomier cabin thanks to small size and wheelbase increase. Additionally, it functions bigger, more truckish look and also adds a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The latest technology features are also accessible in the new model as well as two new trims.
2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new-generation 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is the all-new vehicle and it comes centered on the new platform. The previous generation of this model used the structure known as the Lambda but the 2018 edition changes to the new GM’s mid-size crossover platform called C1XX. That modern design has previously been used on the latest GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. The new structure is stiffer and lighter which made the new model about 362 lbs lighter.
The new Traverse is lighter but on the other hand, it has developed in length by 0.2 inches while rides on the 2.0 inches longer wheels base. The longer wheelbase translates to the roomier interior which had been one of the most roomy in its class.
With the new design and measurements comes also a new external design. The Traverse adopts bigger more truck-like look. Its entrance fascia is similar as on the new Equinox while the rear conclusion gives some characteristics with the latest Acadia.
The grille gets the hexagonal type which sits less than new headlights while the upper portion is in the line with the lighting units. The new Traverse also functions squared-off fenders and sharp character line which links entrance and rear lights. There is also body-colored C-pillar and straight part glass behind it. The model also sports new taillights and will get 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside the cabin, the new Traverse functions modern design and extended passenger and freight space. One more 2-inches in its wheelbase adds more room behind each sitting row and model will offer most readily useful in class freight capacity of 98.5 cubic feet. With all sits in function, it will offer 23 cu foot and with active middle row 58.1 cu ft.
In the cabin of the new Traverse, you will also find plenty of clever storage chambers and model will also include USB receiving slots in every sitting rows. Aside from that, the Traverse will come with the latest technologies. Accessible will be a 7- and 8-inch infotainment screens, Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, voice directions, etc.
It may also have a computerized tailgate which can be opened with the sweep of the foot under the tailgate.
What is also important, the model will include active security functions such as forward collision caution and computerized braking, active line get a handle on, surround-view system, Teenager Driver feature, flexible cruise get a handle on, etc.
As for the trim possibilities, it will present M, LS, LT and Premier possibilities with the addition of the new RS and top Large Country. The RS edition derives from the LT trim and provides more aggressive appearance and black wheels. Additionally, it includes the new four-cylinder engine. The High-Country functions richer resources, special grille, upscale external, polished wheels, etc.
2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE: POWERTRAINS, MPG
Below the hood of the all 2018 Chevrolet Traverse except the RS will sit a more strong 3.6-liter V-6 engine. It is good for 305 hp and may produce 260 lb-ft of torque. All models will come with the new 9-speed automatic transmission which assists it to achieve a better gas economy.
The standard front-wheel travel will earn 18 mpg in town and 25 mpg highway. The all-wheel travel will soon be an option. The models driven with the V-6 engine will allow up to 5, 000 pound of towing capacity and GM claims that 60 mph will soon be possible in less than 7 seconds.
On the Traverse RS, the Chevy will install the new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. That unit will produce 255 hp. The fuel economy will be around 15 mpg town and 22 mpg highway.
2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE: AVAILABILITY, PRICE
The new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will soon be accessible this fall. The automaker hasn’t said any such thing about model’s price. But, we should expect the L, LS, LT and RS cuts in the range between $30-40k while the Premier and Large Country models will charge slightly over that.