There were high rumors that the 2017 Traverse will appear as its 2nd generation model. But all that has been put aside as automakers have confirmed its 2nd generation would hit the market in the form of a new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
This is still in its development stage and speculations are that it could undergo a completely new treatment. Though its previous models strike some similarities from the Acadia, its automakers are aiming for a somewhat different design.
Through some leaked images, some tipsters have stated- this new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will be constructed on the long wheelbase of the GMC Acadia 2017 model.
‘It could retain its present size and make way for a mid-sized crossover.’
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Specifications
This new model could come up with a powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine. It is not clear about the transmission but a 6-speed auto gearbox would be the best bet. There is also rumor of a 9-speed automatic transmission but only if the automakers fully develop it.
So, going with the 6-speed gearbox, it would produce 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque.
As for the performance, this new 2018 Chevy Traverse could notch up 0-60 mph in just 8 seconds. It’s estimated EPA reads-17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on highways and 19 mpg combined. This is in the case of front wheel drive. For all wheel drive its EPA ratings read- 16 mpg inside the city, 23mpg on freeways and 19 combined.
Its total towing ability comes in at 5200 pounds!
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redesign
Plenty of equipment and technology features will be seen even in its base trims. Some of the main attractions of the in-cabin include-
- OnStar telematics system
- 5inch LCD touch screen along with the latest infotainment
- Cruise control feature
- Dual zone air AC
- Bose audio system with 10 speakers
- Rear parking sensor assists
- Auto headlights
- In-built navigation
- Collision preventive systems
Apart from these, new leather seats with heating systems will also be seen. The steering will be covered with leather and will be tilt adjustable. There will be a 60/40 split foldable 2nd and 3rd-row seats. Cargo space will be sufficient for excess baggage.
A fresh look is expected for its exterior. New frontal headlights having LED lighting system will be seen. These headlights will come in a semi-sharpened manner thus giving its front that sharp look. An attractive new grille will come in and they will be separated with the help of new bumpers.
Each side of the bumper will have air intakes and right beside the air vents will have new and powerful fog lights and daytime lights. Its wheelbase measurement will be 118.9 inches. And overall dimension will measure-203.7 inches in length and 78.5 inches in width. Its curb weight will be around 4700 pounds.
Speaking of its look, this 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will give out an aggressive yet appealing look to auto enthusiasts.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Price, Launch, and Competitors
This 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is expected to hit showrooms in the first part of 2017. Its price could be around $30,000. Its toughest competition will come from Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9 and GMC Acadia.