In early 2016, General Motors introduced the redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia full-size SUV. The new Acadia is slightly smaller dimensions and less weight, compared to the previous model. The same project was expected for 2017 Chevy Traverse and the 2017 Buick Enclave models. All these models are placed on GM Lambda platform and share many components. However, no significant changes in Traverse three-row SUV did not take place, for 2017 model year. 2017 model will be sold unchanged compared to the previous model. The only change is to add LTZ equipment group. Meanwhile, news came that the second-generation Chevy Traverse arrive during 2017, as a 2018 model. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will be set to the new Scalable Chi (C1XX) platform. As was the case with the new generation of Acadia SUV, the 2018 Traverse will go through a complete redesign and a large volume of change and improvement.
A large number of SUV models GM of the company is set to Lambda platform. In addition to the GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse, this platform also used Buick Enclave and Cadillac XT5. Due to the wishes from company to more economical vehicles, these models will be placed on a new platform, in order to reduce the weight of vehicles. In addition to reducing weight, the new platform offers the possibility of new design enterprise. In addition, the new platform enables the configuration of vehicles with short or long wheelbase. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will be placed on the long wheelbase version of the platform, to maintain the configuration of full-size three-row SUV.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Changes and Specs
Unlike the new generation GMC Acadia, Traverse second generation SUV will retain the old dimensions. Nevertheless, the new model should bring a reduction of vehicle weight up to 700 pounds. This family three-row SUV will bring many improvements and design changes. About changing appearance of the vehicle, testify spy photos of masked test specimens. Although the model recorded entirely camouflaged, noticeable differences were determined in relation to the first generation model. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will bring a lot of similarities with the new Chevy Malibu sedan. Of course, the Traverse will be taller and with a liftgate. Production of the second generation of the model will take place in Delta Township Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan.
The offer of drive units should come to small displacements. Because of its size and weight, 2018 model will continue to offer hitherto 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine with VVT and direct injection, with 281 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. In addition to this aggregate, are expected to offer a new model 3.6-liter V6 unit with 310 horsepower, which is presented in the new GMC Acadia models. As for the transmission, the offer will continue to be a 6-speed automatic transmission, while expected, and offer a new vision of the transfer. In fact, General Motors developed 9-speed transmission, but it is expected to be represented at the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. As before, FWD will be standard, while the AWD is offered as an option.
Up to changes in the price should not come. It is expected that the price for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is at the level of the price of the current model. This means that the price of the base version will cost just over $ 30,000.