The new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is coming as the all-new vehicle. Chevrolet has amazed with some actions but the new Traverse promises to entice new customers and to keep the current fan base. It hasn’t been redesigned since its 2009 model year introduction and today that full-size truck-based SUV enters to their next generation of existence. Let us see what we realize about this new vehicle.
NEW FOR 2017:
The upcoming Traverse is new from ground up. The model comes on the new platform and offers roomier cabin thanks to minor size and wheelbase increase. Additionally, it characteristics bolder, more truckish search and also adds a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The latest engineering 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 based on the new platform. The previous generation of this model used the architecture known as the Lambda but the 2018 variation turns to the new GM’s mid-size crossover platform named C1XX. This modern design has already been used on the latest GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. The new structure is stiffer and light which made the new model about 362 lbs lighter.
The new Traverse is lighter but on the other hand, it has grown long by 0.2 inches while flights on the 2.0 inches longer wheels base. The longer wheelbase translates to the roomier interior which was already one of the most large in their class.
With the new structure and measurements comes also a new exterior design. The Traverse adopts bolder more truck-like look. Their entrance fascia is similar as on the new Equinox while the rear conclusion gives some similarities with the latest Acadia.
The grille gets the hexagonal kind which rests below new headlights while the upper portion is in the line with the lighting units. The new Traverse also characteristics squared-off fenders and sharp figure range which links entrance and rear lights. There is also body-colored C-pillar and straight side glass behind it. The model also sports new taillights and can get 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside the cabin, the new Traverse characteristics modern design and widened passenger and shipment space. An additional 2-inches in its wheelbase adds more room behind each seating strip and model will boast most readily useful in school shipment capacity of 98.5 cubic feet. With all rests in purpose, it will offer 23 cu foot and with productive heart strip 58.1 cu ft.
In the cabin of the new Traverse, you will also find plenty of clever storage spaces and model will also contain USB charging locations in most seating rows. In addition to that, the Traverse will come with the latest technologies. Accessible may be a 7- and 8-inch infotainment screens, Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, voice instructions, etc.
It will also have an automatic tailgate which may be opened with the sweep of the foot under the tailgate.
What is also important, the model may contain productive security characteristics such as forward collision caution and automated braking, productive range get a grip on, surround-view process, Teenager Driver feature, flexible sail get a grip on, etc.
As for the trim options, it will offer M, LS, LT and Premier options with the addition of the new RS and top Large Country. The RS variation derives from the LT trim and adds more aggressive look and dark wheels. Additionally, it includes the new four-cylinder engine. The High-Country characteristics thicker materials, distinctive grille, upscale exterior, finished wheels, etc.
2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE: POWERTRAINS, MPG
Below the hood of the all 2018 Chevrolet Traverse except the RS may sit a more powerful 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 fuel economy.
The standard front-wheel travel may earn 18 mpg in town and 25 mpg highway. The all-wheel travel will be an option. The models driven with the V-6 engine will allow up to 5, 000 pound of towing capacity and GM promises that 60 mph will be achievable in less than 7 seconds.
On the Traverse RS, the Chevy may install the new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. This system may 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 be accessible that fall. The automaker hasn’t said such a thing about model’s price. Nevertheless, we ought to expect the L, LS, LT and RS trims in the range between $30-40k while the Premier and Large Country models will cost somewhat above that.