The new generation of Chevrolet’s full-size SUV Traverse, will go through a process of redesigning and significant improvements. Like the other models from GM game, which are placed on the Lambda platform, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be promoted in all segments. The beginning of sales of the new model, it can be expected by summer 2016.
The Chevrolet Traverse is designed to transport seven or eight passengers. It is set on the GM Lambda platform, as well as the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. Traverse is a descendant of the legendary Chevrolet TrailBlazer models. Initially, his production took place in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Since 2010, production was moved to Delta Township Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. In this factory also produces other SUV models, GM corporations, which are placed on the Lambda platform.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse – Changes
In recent years, the Chevrolet Traverse SUV went through a less process improvement, and refreshment. 2010 was taken off ‘Traverse’ badge to the front door, but later the same year, badge reappeared in the same place. 2013 model has undergone a facelift, which included a new grille and front fascia. It was redesigned rear liftgate and reworked tail lights. Also, are improved transmission, as well as entertainment systems and driver assistance. 2014 model has not undergone any cosmetic changes, while the list of standard equipment expanded. Model for 2015 has new exterior colors and new design wheels.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be a representative of a new generation of vehicles. Like other GM SUV models, which are based on the Lambda platform, will be completely redesigned. 2017 Traverse will be placed on Scalable Chi or C1XX platform. The same platform is designed for the new generation 2016 Cadillac SRX, 2017 GMC Acadia, and the new generation Buick Enclave SUV. New C1XX platform is very flexible and provides great opportunities in the construction and design of the vehicle. It offers the possibility of construction with short or long wheelbase. After the announcement of the company, 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be placed on the long wheelbase version. His way will go a new Buick Enclave, while 2017 Acadia, and the 2016 Cadillac SRX (XT5) will use regular short wheelbase.
In addition to changes in the platform, major changes are expected in the field of design and under the hood. Cosmetic changes include a new front fascia design and grille. Also, the design of the front and rear LED lights will be changed.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse will operate, reliable and proven 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine with VVT and direct injection. It develops 281 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque, with versions exhaust system with one exhaust pipe. The LTZ model with dual exhaust, the engine delivers 288 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed AT gives power to the front or all wheels. Improvements in this area is certainly expected, to raise fuel economy. Of the potential opportunities, are mentioned the new four-cylinder engines, as well as the upgraded V6.
Price of 2017 Chevrolet Traverse
The new generation will be manufactured in the same versions as well as actual. Prices of new models, should remain within the limits of the current price model. The base version of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LS, will cost around $ 33,000. Version with 1LT trim level will cost about $ 36,000, 2LT around $ 38.500, while the price for the top 2017 Traverse LTZ amounts to about $ 44,000.