Unfortunately, there is precious little we know about the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. This large crossover bears some similarities with certain models, most notably Acadia, although it is expected to differ somewhat in the design department. Finally, after almost a full decade of tweaks and improvements, the Traverse is up for a full overhaul.
Release Date of Chevrolet Traverse 2018
It is still far too early to tell when the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is going to make an appearance in showrooms. In fact, even its official debut is still months away, so we can expect more information by early 2017, and with any luck, we should be seeing this model on the street by the end of the same year, most likely very near the end.
Price for Chevrolet Traverse
The pricing for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is also a mystery, although current estimates are roughly around $30,000 for the base model. Of course, any additional equipment will seriously affect these changes. And this is assuming there are no unforeseen events.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is expected to do two major things with its exterior: enlarge it and lighten the load. Since this is a crossover with three rows of seats, the length is something that comes natural, and the new Traverse is going to get even longer, and wider.
This should not come as a surprise considering the current state of the market. As for any exact changes to the fascia and the overall vibe, they remain to be seen.
So far, apart from the changes in its dimensions, we also know that the new Traverse is going to whed some serious weight, thanks to the new materials and a redesigned platform.
Otherwise, it would appear that Chevrolet executives are relying on the crossover’s reputation to do the heavy lifting when it comes to marketing, since there haven’t been that many major changes in the exterior design, apart from a slightly different fascia and new LED lights.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Interior
On the inside, the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is going to benefit from all this extra space. We can expect some serious gadgets and quality materials to fill it up, all three rows of seats.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The larger wheelbase means more legroom, especially for the second row of seats – the third one is for kids anyway. Judging by the rumors, we are looking at a full redesign on the interior, complete with the new infotainment system and all the safety features Chevrolet can cram in there.
The engine selection for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is expected to be brand new; in fact, we can expect at least two engine options. First, there should be a 2.5 L four-cylinder engine, with an estimated 200 hp output, along with 190 lb-ft of torque.
Those willing to dish out a little extra can look forward to a 3.6 L V6 unit, with roughly 310 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is either a 6-speed automatic or an 8-speed automatic, with front-wheel drive being the norm and an optional all-wheel drive available on demand.