2018 Chevy Traverse Makes A Comeback With New Technology Revealed At The Detroit Auto Show

North American International Auto Show Features Latest Car Models
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 9: Alan Batey, General Motors President of North America, reveals the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUV at the 2017 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Approximately 5000 journalists from around the world and nearly 800,000 people are expected to attend the NAIAS between January 8th and January 22nd to see the more than 750 vehicles and numerous interactive displays. Photo : Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse that has been fully redesigned was just unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. It is now longer, wider, and can now accommodate up to eight passengers instead of the traditional seating for seven. The 2018 Traverse has also adopted a truck design that makes it look bolder while staying luxurious in its new design.

Two New Trims Would Be Introduced For The Traverse

The 2018 Chevy Traverse will come in two new trims, namely: High Country and RS. The High Country trim would pack a 3.6liter V6 engine in its base model. Power would be distributed to its nine-speed automatic transmission. Although there is still no official rating by the United States Environment Protection agency, General Motors claims that the new Traverse would have a 10 percent fuel economy improvement. The company estimates it to have an economy rating of 25 miles per gallon in the highway, which is better than the previous model that has an official rating of 22 miles per gallon in the highway.

The second trim of the 2018 Chevy Traverse, the RS, would be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. It would have the same nine-speed automatic transmission as the High Country Version. In addition, the RS trim would have black chrome grilles and 20-inch wheels.

New Safety Features And Technology For The Truck-Like SUV

Safety features for both trims include Surround Vision, lane-keep assist, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking and forward automatic braking. LED headlights would only be offered on the High Country and the Premium trims. Thethird-roww seat for the 2018 Chevy Traverse would also have more legroom, allowing for eight passengers, including the driver, to seat comfortably.

The 2018 Chevy Traverse feature a huge variety of new technology that include a choice of either a seven or an eight inch MyLink touch screen infotainment system, a 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and USB charging pots in all three rows. These features make the Traverse one of the most family oriented cars in its class. One new technology that General Motors added is the vehicles ability to give warning alerts if someone or something is left behind once the vehicle is locked from the outside.

Bigger But Lighter

General Motors used lightweight steel, aluminum and other durable materials in the production of the 2018 Traverse. Engineers said that they were able to successfully remove 594 pounds of unneeded weight from the vehicle. Although the 2018 Traverse is significantly lighter than the 2017 model, the vehicle is still slightly larger than its predecessor. The wheelbase is now two inches longer, 0.6 inches longer from front to the rear end, and is now 0.8 inches taller. The slightly larger and new truck profile distinguishes the all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse from the older and current version.

These past years, competitors such as the Toyota Highlander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer has been outselling the Chevy Traverse. General Motors are expecting the newly engineered and redesigned Traverse to increase their average sales and is aiming a price range somewhere from the high $30 thousands to the low $40 thousands.

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