Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size crossover SUV manufactured by General Motor’s. This auto does not have great abilities when it comes to off-loading and towing, but it fits well as a family carrier. The current Traverses’ design has been through very minimal changes since it was first produced in 2008. About one year ago, the Traverse received some minor updates in its front and rear. The automaker wants to redesign this model which is still in its first generation with the main aim of moving people; hence the upcoming model will be quite spacious. The new model will be known as 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, and it will accommodate seven to eight passengers.
2015 Chevrolet Traverse: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The upcoming model may most likely be a second generation model. It is manufactured on GM’s Lambda platform. This new model gets a slightly restyled grille and front end with large air vents. There are also new LED headlights and updated fog lights. On its rear part, the crossover features two circular exhaust pipes. As for the dimensions, the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse comes in a length of 203.7 inches, width of 78.5 inches, height of 66.9 inches and wheelbase of about 118.9 inches. Its total weight will be from 4647 to 4840 lbs.
Its interior is made out of premium materials. Its seats are upholstered in high quality leather while the rear seats can be folded to create additional cargo space. The steering wheel is telescopic. The new model comes with standard and optional safety features which include parking sensors, hill start assist, side blind zone alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear view camera system, remote anti-theft alarm system, rear door child safety locks, dual front side mounted airbags, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring etc. Other optional features include heated front seats and steering wheel and a panoramic roof. This model features a three zone climate control system. Its center console has got a 6.5 inch touchscreen mounted on it.
In order to keep 2015 Chevrolet Traverse passengers entertained, the automaker has offered more than one ways through which the passengers can play their favorite music. This Traverse is therefore equipped with MyLink infotainment system, Pandora Internet radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite radio. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is also available as well as USB ports enabling the passengers to sync their Smartphone’s or other devices.
2015 Chevrolet Traverse: Engine and Fuel Economy
2015 Chevrolet Traverse is not just attractive; it has also been skillfully designed under its hood as well. It is propelled by a 3.6 liter V6 engine which delivers 281 horsepower and 266 pounds-feet of torque. This model has a front wheel as standard and four wheel as optional. The engine is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. Its fuel consumption is rated at 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with the front wheel and 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway with the all wheel drive. On the LTZ trim, its engine will generate 288 horses and 270 nm of torque. The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about 8.1 seconds.
2015 Chevrolet Traverse: Release Date and Price
2015 Chevrolet Traverse price tag ranges from $ 30 000 to $ 43 700. It is likely to appear in the auto world in autumn this year. Competitors will include Toyota Highlander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot.