Chevy released current version of Traverse model back in 2009. Although this model was very successful on the market, new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will be offered very soon. Spy shots of camouflaged future Traverse were taken during road testing. Current Chevy Traverse was almost the same size as the GMC Acadia.
As we could notice on the spy shots, upcoming 2018 Traverse is now going to be longer then GMC model. It will still use front wheel drive platform, but with longer wheelbase. Even though future Traverse will be longer, it will still be lighter than before. This savings in weight should be around 300 to 500 pounds, which will improve driving performance and fuel economy. Speaking of Traverse exterior design, we expect to see slimmer headlights, redesigned grille and generally more SUV look. Inside the cabin, new 2018 Chevy Traverse will be capable of accommodating up to 8 passengers in 3 rows of seats. Considering that new platform is being used, then it will certainly enable more room for the passengers. This kind of car is excellent choice for large families and long trips.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse engine and fuel economy
Traverse is now available only with V6 engine, but this is going to change with future model. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse engine choice will include either 1.6 or 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 unit. This engine should produce around 210 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Second choice will be 3.6-liter V6 engine generating 310 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Information about 2018 Chevrolet Traverse fuel economy is still unavailable at the moment.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse release date and price
2018 Chevrolet Traverse release date is expected in the late 2017. Future Chevy Traverse price for the base model will probably remain the same as on the current model. This means that price around $30,000 is very possible.