What’s New On the 2018 Chevy Traverse
When it comes to SUVs, Chevy has always remained a leader in the industry, and it sounds like that fact will remain true heading into the 2018 model year. Chevy has unveiled a number of ways it will keep the 2018 Traverse fresh and modern heading into the future, so let’s take a look at what’s new on the midsize crossover.
Expected to release in the fall of 2017, the new Traverse has been completely redesigned while still retaining that sharp Chevy design DNA adorning the current lineup. Once it becomes available, it is expected to deliver best-in-class third row legroom, cargo volume and passenger room to continue leading the segment.
“The all-new Traverse offers the ultimate in style and convenience for the segment, with the versatility customers need and a thoughtful, spacious design they’ll love. It’s the midsize SUV designed to help keep you safe, comfortable and connected.” – Alan Batey, president of GM North America
New Safety Tech in the 2018 Chevy Traverse
Those with a family know that nothing could be more important than safety when buying a new SUV. Chevy has always exceled in this area, and it looks like they aren’t backing down on safety for the new Traverse either.
A number of available safety and crash-avoidance technologies will be newly offered on the 2018 Traverse, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Low and High-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert. Also available will be Surround Vision, which uses multiple camera angles to provide you with an overhead view of the vehicle, a feature that is great for helping less experienced large SUV drivers navigate in tight spaces.
2018 Chevy Traverse Engine and Performance Specs
Though SUVs aren’t meant for spirited driving around corners or back country roads, you also don’t want your SUV driving experience to be dull or underpowered either. Unfortunately, it seems like many SUVs these days are just that.
Thankfully, we won’t have any concerns about power or performance when it comes to the 2018 Traverse. Chevy is equipping the vehicle with a new standard engine in the form of a 3.6-liter V6 that is expected to deliver 10 percent more horsepower than its predecessor. A new RS trim will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that will deliver more torque than the V6. Most exciting of all is a new Traction Mode Select feature that comes standard, helping you better handle a wide variety of road conditions.
We can’t wait to show you the 2018 Chevy Traverse in person, so if you’d like to remain updated on its availability as we approach its fall release, feel free to contact us at Parks Chevrolet. Don’t forget that you can also schedule test drives with our newest models right here on our website.