Chevrolet, the premier automaker from the US is currently working hard on its flagship SUV 2018 Chevy Traverse which is going to be unveiled soon shortly. In the world car market, this automaker has its reputation for providing outstanding vehicles to their esteemed customer. I
n addition to this, Chevy Traverse 2018 is going to be a full-sized SUV, which will have a powerful engine, spectacular exterior and spacious interior coupled with outstanding safety features. According to the automaker, this bold SUV is an amalgamation of a utility truck and a luxury vehicle, which is so agile, durable and flexible in a structure that none of its competitors can withstand against it. Well, let’s look into these factors to know more about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
Engine performance and specification
Sources say that there will be three engine options for the upcoming car.
- A 3.6-litre V6 engine
- A 2.0-litre V4 turbocharged engine
- A 2.5-litre V4 engine
New 3.6-litre V6 engine will provide 305 HP along with the 260 lb-ft of torque. This is expected to be mated to a 9-speed auto transmission box of GM. The 2.0-litre V4 turbocharged engine is assumed to provide 255 HP and a healthy 295 lb-ft amount of torque that can make this car to touch the 60 mph mark from 0 just within 7 seconds. The third engine option will produce 295 HP along with 335 lb-ft of torque to satisfy the demand of customers who want high speed and quick acceleration too in their Chevy Traverse 2018.
There is a speculation that the 2018 Chevy Traverse can use its old horse, which is a 5.3-litre V8 engine that can churn out 355 HP along with 383 LB-ft of torque. This engine can provide 23mpg in the highway, which is best in class. Coupled with GM’s new 9-speed automatic transmission, this black horse can pull 4713 lb of weight with it easily. So whatever the original engine option for the Chevy Traverse 2018, only time can explain.
Safety features of 2018 Chevy Traverse
Upcoming Chevy Traverse 2018 is a feature-packed product that is going to roll out soon. The safety feature of this car is as follows.
- Hill descent control (HDC) along with Hill-start Assist (HAS)) will be incorporated
- Expect forward collision alert as well.
- Park assist at both front, and rear end will be available with the upcoming 2018 Chevy Traverse
- Chevy StabiliTrak feature will also be there for better stability and good traction control at high speed
- Along with these, there will be parking sensor, lane control sensor and climate warning sensor for better security
- There will be automatic occupant sensing mechanism for better distribution of power in wheels
- Wheel antilock, disc brakes with ABS, EBD will be there in four wheels of the this car
- For child security, there will be rear child security package additionally
- Electronic stability control (ESC) will be provided for better power distribution
- 2018 Chevy Traverse will come with Stabilitrak feature of Chevy
The final output is expected to have several other safety features for better safety of the riders.
Glimpse of Different Variants
The Chevy Traverse 2018 will have 6 different options, which are LS, LT, RS, Premier, Redline and High country. Let’s look into the interior and exterior upliftment of these trims and know the upcoming Chevy Traverse correctly.
LS and LT option – this is going to be the base variant of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Front wheel drive or four-wheel drive option will be also available for this variant. The engine of this variant will mesh with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and 18” or 17” aluminum wheels. Black assist steps along with power adjustable outside heated mirrors will be incorporated. The 8” Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system is to be fitted in the center console with 6-speaker audio system. Also, the HD radio, Onstar feature and 4G technology will be provided. Seats will be foldable in 60/40 split for extra large boot space.
RS and Premier trim – this trim is going to take its place between the base and the top variant of the 2018 Chevy Traverse. All the explicit upliftment available in the LS and LT variant will be there in RS and Premier trim. In addition to this, there will be Bose AudioPilot system with SiriusXM satellite radio. Headlights will have an Intellibeam function that can work automatically.
High Country- this is going to be the top variant of the 2018 Chevy Traverse. As the name suggests, this trim will have all the premium features that the automaker can incorporate in a car. The leather interior, side blind zone alert and also a lot of other explicit features are going to be incorporated.
2018 Chevy Traverse – Price and Release Date
Though there will be some tweaking and upliftment in the 2018 Chevy Traverse, expect the price of different variants of this car to be almost identical compared to the previous generation. The price of the LS and LT trim will be somewhere around $30,000 and the price of RS trim will remain approximately $36,750. The top trim, which is High country Traverse, will cost approximately $45,000.
Depending upon the drive type a customer is choosing price may vary up to $3000. For instance, if one chooses forward wheel drive of LS trim, then it will cost $30000 and if the AWD is chosen, then the price will become $33,170. Moreover, if one want to opt premium colors for 2018 Chevy Traverse, then the price can enhance by $349 additionally to the base price.
Regarding the release date, there is no information available till now. However, it is expected that the new Chevy Traverse will be available in the showrooms from the second quarter of 2018.
Well, with a lot of these features under its roof, 2018 Chevy Traverse is certainly going to be a super cur of the year.