In its home country of the United States, Chevrolet only supplies a handful of passenger cars that it does not classify as a crossover or SUVs: pick-ups Colorado and Silverado, sedan Malibu, and the Camaro and Corvette. It also supplies the electric Bolt EV and Bolt EUV and the Trax, Trailblazer, Equinox, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, and Suburban. After the Tahoe and the Suburban, the Traverse is Chevrolet’s largest SUV. The outgoing model has been around since 2017, went under the knife in 2020, and is now presented in a completely new form.
Chevrolet sold more than 96,000 units of the Traverse in the United States last year. Quite a number and enough to be Chevrolet’s best-selling SUV after the Equinox. However, there were about 17 percent less than in 2021. However, the Traverse only has to tolerate smaller SUVs and crossovers. To boost sales again, Chevrolet is now introducing a completely new Traverse. Infused with Chevy’s latest design language, the three-row SUV features a massive grille and two-tier lighting that visually approaches the Silverado and Suburban. The SUV is also available for the first time in an adventurous version called Z71. You can recognize it by its skid plates. It also has a slightly larger ground clearance and comes standard with off-road tires.
In the also completely new interior, Chevrolet places a gigantic 17.7-inch infotainment screen and a digital instrument panel with an 11-inch diagonal. The selector lever of the automatic transmission moves from the center tunnel to the steering column. The 3.6 of the previous Traverse makes way for a new 2.5 four-cylinder with turbo, which produces 320 hp and 430 Nm. The Traverse is packed with active and passive safety systems, including the standard Super Cruise.