Chevrolet has just revealed the first official images and details of the new Traverse 2021, a mid-life cycle update that entails a considerable aesthetic face-lift for the American full-size crossover, in addition to a notable refresh on a technological level.
After the recent arrival of the new generation of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, it’s the turn of the largest crossover of the American firm, the Chevrolet Traverse , which in its model 2021 is going to release the first major update of this generation. These innovations include a considerable redesign that gives a very different look to the model, although the truth is that it still belongs to the second and current generation of the Traverse, launched during the 2017 Detroit Auto Show .
The change in appearance of the new Traverse 2021 is very evident, since it has a practically new front. These changes are not limited to the usual makeup on the bumper or the grille, but we find numerous new elements. Except for the panels of the wheel arches, everything is new in the front area, including the hood, which now appears with new humps on the sides.
So on the front we find new bumpers with a larger lower grille and new openings on the sides for a set of fog lights. The grille does not appear to be larger, but now the chrome center trim where the Chevrolet emblem sits is smaller in size than its predecessor.
In the rear area we find fewer changes, since both the bumper and the tailgate are identical, although the new horizontal back-lights appear to be thinner and three-dimensional. On the side we did not find any changes, because the side small chrome trim seem to be the same and the only novelty seems to be the 6-double-spoke wheels. There’s not much new inside, except for the 8-inch center display and new seat and trim options.
Although the company has not revealed mechanical changes or the full makeover of the range, the Traverse 2021 is expected to continue to maintain the usual 3.6-liter, 314-hp V6 from its predecessor, which is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and can be combined with an optional all-wheel drive system.
At the equipment level we can expect the usual update of the information and entertainment system with the latest tools and applications from GM, as well as safety systems with the latest technology available from the brand.