The first generation of the Chevrolet Traverse has been on the market for a while. In fact, it has been sold around the world since 2008, when it was first sold for the 2009 model year. And guess what? The long overdue new model is finally coming, and it will make its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (also known as Detroit Auto Show) on January 9 to 22.
According to Chevrolet, the next-generation Traverse will complete the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup. The Traverse is the last of Chevrolet’s SUVs and crossovers to receive a major overhaul. The new Chevrolet Traverse will be laden with a wide array of changes in both the exterior and the interior. It will also be fitted with new technologies available.
For instance, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse could be specified with the available D-Optic headlamps that could deliver a natural daylight effect. Inside, the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will feature a refined interior that could comfortably accommodate up to eight passengers while offering the most cargo room in its segment. Moreover, passengers sitting in the third row would be able to enjoy leg room that is also the best in its segment.
A successor to both now defunct Chevrolet Uplander and TrailBlazer, the first generation of the Chevrolet Traverse made its debut at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show and arrived at dealerships in October 2008 as the 2009 model. Since then, the Chevrolet Traverse has been refreshed and slightly modified through the years. Its 2013 model year iteration received a major facelift, receiving a new grill and redesigned rear liftgate.
For those who can’t wait for the next-generation Traverse, the 2017 model is still up for grabs. Available from a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $29,595, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is powered by a 3.6L DOHC V6 engine -- with Direct Injection -- that delivers 281 hp (288 hp with dual exhaust) of output and 266 lb-ft (270 lb-ft with dual exhaust) of torque.