Chevrolet Introduces Redesigned Traverse

Chevrolet has introduced the redesigned 2024 Chevrolet Traverse midsize SUV, the automaker announced.

The revamped SUV now has more truck-like proportions, a full suite of safety features, increased horsepower and torque from an all-new engine, and an off-road capable Z71 model. In total, the Traverse will be offered in four trims: LS, LT, Z71 and RS.

“Our new Traverse is designed and engineered to act and look more like an SUV,” said Scott Bell, vice president, Chevrolet. “Led by the all-new Z71, the 2024 Traverse builds on the success of its predecessor and will undoubtedly enable us to be in more customer driveways.”

All models are powered by an all-new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that delivers a GM-estimated 315 hp and GM-estimated 317 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive — including an off-road-capable twin-clutch AWD system unique to the Z71. When properly equipped, the new Traverse has a max trailering rating of up to 5,000 lbs.

The Traverse Z71 is equipped with a roster of off-road-capable features included as standard:

  • More than 1-inch increased ground clearance coupled with increased track width
  • All-terrain tires coupled with 18-inch wheels designed exclusively for Z71
  • Unique front fascia designed for improved approach angle, with an aluminum skid plate and Z71 red tow hooks
  • Twin-clutch AWD system
  • Dampers with hydraulic rebound control
  • Specific Terrain Mode within the driver-selectable drive modes
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Standard trailering package
  • Safety and driver assistance features

The all-new styling of the redesigned Traverse balances crossover- and truck-inspired design elements to give the vehicle a rugged, ready-for-anything presence, Chevrolet designers said.

“The bold exterior of the all-new Traverse helps redefine its role and capability for customers,” said Phil Zak, executive design director, Global Chevrolet. “It is as versatile as ever, but with an increased focus on capability that reflects the spirit of its owners.”

Each trim has unique accents and additional details including:

  • Midnight/Sport Edition available on LS and LT
  • All-new front and rear lighting, including standard LEDs
  • Walk-up lighting animation
  • Standard true dual-exhaust system with bright chrome quad tips
  • Available AutoSense Liftgate
  • New panoramic dual-glass sunroof with power sunshade is available on LT, Z71 and standard on RS
  • Three all-new exterior colors: Lakeshore Blue, Stardust and Harvest Bronze

The RS trim is elevated with premium features and design elements including:

  • RS interior and exterior badging
  • All-new 22-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels
  • Suspension tuning
  • Blackout accents on the grille, roof rails and moldings
  • A three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel, headrest detailing and a Jet Black theme with red accents
  • Standard second row one-touch power-folding seats to improve access for third row occupants

Interior features for the Traverse include the following:

  • Max cargo capacity of 98 cubic-feet (2,763 liters)8
  • 11-inch-diagonal configurable driver information center
  • A column-mounted electronic transmission shifter that opens up more storage and useable space between the driver and front passenger
  • A pass-through console design
  • Side-by-side cup holders for the driver and front passenger
  • Available heated front and second-row outboard seats
  • Available heated steering wheel and outside mirrors
  • Premium Evotex seating surfaces available on LT and Z71
  • Leather-appointed first- and second-row seating surfaces standard on RS

Available second- and third-row configurations:

  • Eight-passenger seating standard on LS, with second- and third-row bench seats
  • Seven-passenger seating is standard on LT, Z71, and RS, with the eight-passenger configuration available on LT
  • Seven-passenger configurations include second-row captain’s chairs with SmartSlide, which eases access to the third row, even when a child seat is installed
  • One-touch folding second row and power-folding third-row standard on RS

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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