The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will gain robust customer attentions in the auto market as the model has been upgraded to meet the current needs of customers. The 2018 Chevy Traverse is a mid-size crossover suitable for consumers who need a family vehicle that is capable of conveniently accommodating up to eight passengers, with plenty of cargo room, full entertainment and infotainment gadgets, and superb safety features. Frankly speaking, the new Chevrolet Traverse will favourably compete with the rivals, such as GMC Acadia, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Hyundai Santa Fe when it appears in the automotive market.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Exterior and Interior Design
Exterior of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has an outstanding look. The front fascia has a chrome grille that is integrated with sufficient air channels serving as cooling vents for the engine. The grille is flanked by slightly inclined, hexagonal-shaped front headlights. There is also a pair of fog lights as well as a pair of daytime running lights in the front fascia. All the lights are equipped with the latest LED technology.
The rear doors look more massive and longer than those of the previous model. So, as to make getting in and alighting from the crossover’s second and third-row seats more convenient. The rear of the new 2018 Chevrolet features an integrated spoiler, aero elements, and a massive bumper, as well as tail lights equipped with the latest LED technology.
It is obvious that the interior of the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will be more spacious due to the larger wheelbase. The cabin has three rows of seats with more legroom and headroom. The cabin will be fully redesigned, as it is expected to come with well-upgraded entertainment, infotainment, and safety features. The dashboard has a 6.5-inch LCD touchscreen display.
That is incorporated with USB connectivity and Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone air conditioning system, cruise control system, OnStar telematics system. Also, a CD player, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, as well as infotainment display, satellite and HD radio, and much more. The safety features include the airbag system, a rearview camera for navigating through blind spots. Also, an automatic headlight control, the tilt-adjustable steering wheel, a built-in navigation system, and the collision warning system.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Engine and Performance
Under the hood of the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will be a 3.6-liter V6 powertrain engine. The engine is expected to be coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox system. That will be capable of producing 310 hp with 285 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive will be the standard configuration, while all-wheel drive will be optional, just like in the previous model.
As regards performance, the 2018 Traverse will be able to reach 60 mph in 8 seconds. The estimated EPA ratings are expected to be 17 mpg in the city. And 24 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive. And 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for the all-wheel drive. The total towing capacity will be around 5200 pounds.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Price and Release Date
Based on the prevailing rumour, the expected starting price of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is $30,000. All things being equal, the new Chevrolet Traverse is expected to appear on the market in early 2017. However, there are indications that the new Chevrolet could be presented at this year Los Angeles auto show.