2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Big crossover class for Chevrolet is going to be updated for 2018 season. Among other models, second-generation of Traverse is going to be updated and released. This three-row SUV has been spotted in the streets while testing, and this camouflaged vehicle will come as 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Crossover is going to share platform with GMC Acadia, and main change is on wheelbase length. Larger Traverse is made to attract more buyers, and mainly in its homeland, United States.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse front view

2018 Chevrolet Traverse fuel economy

If 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is going to use same platform as Acadia from GMC, it is certain that big weight drop is on the way for Chevy crossover. Lightweight materials provide strength as conventional materials used before. Savings on weight leads to better handling and, of course, fuel economy. That is main overall weakness of crossover class. However, each year we have some improvements and new Traverse is making another step in saving big money on petrol. Exact numbers are unknown yet, but GMC officials claim that their Acadia have lost 700 pounds. If diet brings similar results for Chevy crossover, it can probably gain few miles per gallon in overall mileage.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse spy shots

2018 Chevrolet Traverse engine

Another important part of fuel economy is good choice of powertrain. It has to be powerful, durable, economical and trusted. A V6 is big enough for this kind of vehicle. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is bigger than Acadia, so it is not likely for GMC to borrow 2.5-l unit to its sibling. More likely that 3.6-l engine is going to provide power for new Traverse. Similar to current powertrain, it can deliver more power. Predicted output is around 310 hp. Engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. New front-wheel drive system is being finished in Chevy factories, and all-wheel drive will be optional.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse rear view

2018 Chevrolet Traverse competition and release date

We believe that Detroit car show will host the premiere of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, probably next year, while dealership appearance will follow in few months. This market is crowded with many models which are going to refresh its appearance, and main rivals are Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot. If early information come true, new Traverse is going to cost in region of $30,000

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