When the new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is released into the market it will have undergone much redesigning as well as major improvements. It will also ride on the Lambda platform and otherwise the vehicle has been designed to provide suitable transportation for between seven and eight passengers. The Traverse owes its lineage to the Chevrolet Trailblazer. Here is a brief look at this excellent SUV.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Redesign Exterior and Interior
Over the recent past, the Traverse has undergone a number of improvements and it has also been refreshed. In 2010, the Traverse badge was removed but later on in the year this badge was replaced in its original position. In 2013, the vehicle got a facelift with the introduction of a new grille and the front fascia was also changed. The rear lift gate was redesigned and the taillights were also modified. The carmaker also made improvements to the transmission and it also offered a better entertainment system. More importantly, the car also got a few new safety features that would make the occupants feel confident that their safety was properly addressed.
In 2014, the Traverse underwent some cosmetic modifications and then in the following year, the carmaker decided to offer more exterior color options and it also redesigned the wheels to make them more attractive. The new 2017 model will represent a new generation and it will also be completely redesigned. The platform on which it rides is very flexible and offers more opportunities to the carmaker to make changes like increasing the wheelbase. In fact, the new Traverse will get a longer wheelbase than the earlier model.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Changes
Besides changes to the platform the other main changes to affect the new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse involve the design of the vehicle and engine options. This will be one among the best model.
Under the hood, a powerful engine will power the Traverse. This is a 3.6-liter proven and very reliable V6 engine that is capable of developing 281 horsepower and 266 pound feet of torque. The LTZ model is equipped with dual exhaust while the other trims get a single exhaust pipe. A stronger engine that delivers 288 horsepower and 270 pound feet of torque powers the LTZ model up. The engines are coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission that sends power to either the front (on the front-wheel drive version) or to all four wheels on the AWD variant. These engines will deliver good fuel economy.
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date and Price
The new version of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be offered as the same versions as the current model. This means that the carmaker will also price the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse at or around the price range of the existing model. The base trim should cost about 33, 000 dollars while the 1LT trim has a price tag of about 36, 000 dollars. The top-end LTZ model comes with a price tag of about 44, 000 dollars. The new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will probably be available in dealerships sometime around the middle of next year. If you are thinking about buying the vehicle then you will need to be patient and wait for the summer of 2016 to get your hands on this exciting new offering from GM.