The release of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is highly anticipated. Many have dubbed the new mid-sized SUV a game changer in the SUV market.
The vehicle will offer a stylish look, modern features, a powerful engine and a competitive price which will enable it to put up a good fight in this highly competitive segment. The styling is modernized so as to attract the young generation of buyers.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Exterior
Though we don’t have official information or spy shots about the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, we have come up with a rendering based on the information we have from our sources and rumors going around.
The overall design of the Traverse will be elegant and aggressive. The front fascia will feature a redesigned grille and large air vents to channel cooling air to the engine. It will also have unique LED headlights and improved fog lights to aid in poorly lit areas as well as automatic wipers with rain sensing technology and a defogger at the rear.
The rear will feature dual exhaust pipes with an exhaust pipe on either side. The taillights will get a modern tweak and large and sporty wheels probably 20-inch or larger. The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be offered in four trim levels which will be LS which is the base, 1LT, 2LT and the top LTZ trim.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Interior
Chevrolet is still keeping interior specs of the 2017 Traverse a closely held secret. We however expect the upcoming model to continue offering a luxurious cabin. Its cabin will be spacious enough to accommodate 8 passengers on its three-row seating arrangement.
Among the features we expect to find on its cabin include leather upholstered seats which will also be power-adjustable especially the front ones. There will be additional control buttons mounted on its steering wheel which will most likely be wrapped in leather. There will be a 8.7-inch HD display and a premium infotainment system as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. The cabin will accommodate eight passengers and will offer plenty of head and leg room and ample cargo space. The rear seats can be folded to further expand the cargo space. Other features will include power steering and a new gearbox.
Technological features will include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, Smartphone integration, USB Ports, GPS Navigation, cruise control automatic climate control and Google maps.
Under the hood of this everyday SUV will be a powerful direct-injected as well as VVT 3.6 L, DOHC V-6 engine. The engine is offered in two options. For the models with a single exhaust, this engine will produce 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.
The engine produces 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque on LTZ trim level with dual exhaust systems. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system which will send power either to the front wheels or all wheels.
Price and release date
Since the vehicle release date is still far away, the automaker has not released any official information regarding its price or release date.
However, we don’t expect the price of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse to vary much from the current model’s. As such, we expect the base LS version of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse to cost around $ 33,000 while the 1LT trim will start from $ 36,000 and $ 38,500 for the 2LT. The expected release date is mid-2016.