Traverse is a full size crossover model from General Motors and it has many similarities with GMC Acadia. It is a very well known model from Chevrolet and is popular in various part of the world. The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be a new lineup from GM and it acquire various redesigning along with some equipment improvement. This model was first launched in the year 2008 as a 2009 model. From that time it went through much modification incurring many beautiful design patterns. This new model will fall into second generation of its lineup and it will lot different from Acadia. According to some experts it will come in the market after the release of GMC Acadia.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Design and Platform
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will share its Lambda platform with some models like Buick Enclave. Traverse is basically a descendent of legendary Chevy Trailblazer so it carries almost same design. The predecessor of these models was produced in Spring Hill, Tennessee but later the production was relocated to Delta Township Assemble Plant in Lansing, Michigan. As it will begin the new generation of this model so everyone is expecting that will incorporate new design changes as well as platform modification. There is a possibility that might incorporate new Scalable Chit platform which was already present in 2016 Cadillac SRX, 2017 GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave.
This new platform provides lot more option for providing variable dimension of wheelbase version. It might also get a long wheelbase as an optional model which will be plus point for this car. Beside all these it will also carry some significant change in every part of the exterior. The front portion will carry reshaped headlight, new chrome slit grille, fog lamp with chrome surround, lower chrome vent, body accent bumper, lower skid plate, restyled bonnet and front windshield wiper with weather sensor. The middle and rear portion include side bodylines, body accent side mirror with indicator, roof rails, body accent bumper, LED stop light, chrome polished twin exhaust, rear wiper, large alloy wheels and skid plate. The body parts will get new aluminum and HSS materials.
The interior of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be slightly different from its predecessors. It will carry a new accent design which will enhance the aesthetic beauty of the cabin. The dashboard and tech gadget will get new updates so that it can keep with the current modern technology. It will adapt new materials for its seat and power adjustable option will also be increased. The cabin will also feature an expansive cabin that can easily accommodate up to seven to eight passengers.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Engine Specs
This crossover model will get a 3.6 liter DOHC VVT V-6 engine with direct injection that has the capability to produce 281 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. It might also get an additional engine which will be also a V-6 engine with better mileage. The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will get the old six speed automatic transmission and a new nine speed automatic gearbox. The exact detail of mileage is still unknown but it will have better EPA rating than its predecessor.
Price and Arrival
The 2017 Traverse will hit the market by the end of 2016 with a starting price of $33,000.