Along with the release of the new GMC Acadia, the new 2018 Chevy Traverse is in the production stage. There are definitely improvements and updates for the new Traverse, starting from the reduced size and dimension, making the Traverse smaller than the Enclave.
Lambda platform has been used in three different GM crossover, and because of the stylish design has made itself a popular name in the industry. But then again, they are made with a different platform, the CI that allows roomy interior cabin without compromising functionality and performance. The CI has been used in the new Acadia and Caddy XT5. The CI platform allows the ride to accommodate eight people nicely in three row seating arrangement. Enclave and Traverse have been using the CI platform, while the company is still developing the Envision,, which is the smaller version of the CUV.
The new 2018 Chevy Traverse is set to compete against Pilot (Honda), Grand Cherokee (Jeep), Pathfinder (Nissan), Highlander (Toyota), and Explorer (Ford). The Traverse should be ready around summer time 2017, probably in the mid summer.
When compared to the Acadia, the Traverse has a slightly different appearance. For the new 2018 model, it will look more like a truck – than the CUV or the SUV in the inside and also outside. The Traverse will be coming hidden storage compartments within the rear cargo space, the storage bins, and also the twin cockpit model.
For the new 2018 Chevy Traverse, there will be some trims offered, like the sporty RS and higher High Country, besides the limited LT, LS< and Premier lines.
The company has decided that they are going to introduce the RS line (based on Camaro design) first with the black Bow Tie, the black wheels, and aggressive front look. It comes with I4 turbocharged engine with 2.0 liter capacity and front wheel driving system. The High Country comes with more features and technologies, high quality materials, and more exclusive ambiance, complete with the unique roof rails, chrome grille, and logos in floormats and headrests. The higher trim will be using the V6 engine that can reach 60 mph within 7 seconds.
For the overall construction, the body’s construction will be stiffer but lighter, reducing the weight up to 111 pounds. Such the weight reduction is necessary to improve aerodynamics and speed, while tackling control and balance as well. What do you think of the new 2018 Chevy Traverse?