Although we expected to see next generation of this full-size crossover by the end of year, it looks like we won’t see it until next year, when it will come as 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. This large crossover is present since 2009. During these seven years, we saw several updates, and now it is a turn for a complete redesign. Next generation will come completely redesigned and reengineered, with completely new platform, new design, new engines, cabin etc. As we already mentioned, we will see it somewhere next year, probably in the second half, as 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse specs
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will come completely redesigned, with numerous changes. We will see novelties in all aspects. First of all, there is a new platform, called C1XX, which replaces Lambda and Theta platforms. It will be applied on several new full-size models such as new Buick Enclave, new crossover from GMC etc. New platform will provide a 300-pound weight loss, which will surely make a huge impact on overall performances, including fuel economy too. Just like original model, 2018 Traverse will also feature three rows of seats. It will have a little bit longer wheelbase, which will provide model legroom inside, especially for the passengers in second and third row.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse redesign
New model will also come with completely new look, which will be completely adapted to brand’s latest design language. Interior will also be completely redesigned. We will see completely new cabin, more space-efficient, with new styling. Inside 2018 Traverse, you will find pretty much all of the company’s latest technology achievements, including newest version of infotainment system and many advanced safety systems.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse engine
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will get new lineup of engines. We will probably see two engines in offer. Base model will be powered with 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which will have output of around 200 horses and 190 lb-ft. Optional engine will most likely be new 3.6 V6 unit, which will for this occasion probably have max output of around 310 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque. When it is about transmission, it is expected that 6-speed automatic will be standard, while 8-speed automatic will be optional.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse release date and price
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will come somewhere in the second half of next year. It is expected that new model will cost a little bit more than current model, which starts around 30.000 dollars.