The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is expected to come completely redesigned. Those are the latest news about this popular full-size crossover. This vehicle original came in 2008, as 2009 model. Although it is basically a crossover SUV, this model is primarily designed as passenger-oriented vehicle, where comfort is at the first place. It is available in two configurations, for 7 or 8 passengers. After eight years of production, company feels that it is a perfect time for redesign, and it is pretty much decided that 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be the model that will come completely new. Second-generation model is in late testing phase, and it should come later this year.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse new platform
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is coming completely new. Second generation of this full-size crossover will come with plenty of significant improvements, compared to original. First of all, it will ride on the completely new platform, called C1XX, which is already used for several models of the company, and it will be also used for new Acadia, which is Traverse’s mechanical twin. Great thing about this platform is that it will provide massive weight savings. Thanks to use of lightweight materials such as aluminum or HSS, 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be somewhere between 200 and 300 pounds lighter that the original. On the other side, it will come little bigger. That will be most notable inside.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse redesign
Thanks to longer wheelbase and better use of interior space, cabin of new model will be much more comfortable and with much more leg- and headroom, especially for the rear passengers. Also, expect plenty of new technologies installed inside. When it is about exterior styling, 2017 Traverse will continue in the pretty much same base shape as original, but with the look which will be completely adapted to the brand’s latest design language.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse engine
According to the latest reports, 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will come with two engines in offer. Base model will be powered with the same 3.6 liter V6, which will come revisited, and tuned up for about 20 horses for this occasion. Total output is expected to be around 310 horsepower. Also, it is expected that 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-four will be offered as optional engine. This unit will have output around 190 horses and 190 lb-ft of max torque.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse release date
Exact date of launch is still unknown. The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse should come somewhere in late 2016 or early 2017.