The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Adds More ‘S’ and More ‘U’ to SUV

The 2018 Chevy Traverse aims at making cabin space one of its strong suits

The 2018 Chevy Traverse aims at making cabin space one of its strong suits | GM

Chevrolet just put the rugged Jeep Grand Cherokee, restyled Toyota Highlander, clever Honda Pilot, and sporty Ford Explorer all on notice, when it introduced the all-new 2018 Traverse to throngs of media onlookers at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Sporting “bold and refined styling,” the completely re-engineered Traverse aims to offer enough technology, space, and safety to keep passengers of all ages and lifestyles comfortable, connected, and care-free.

This marks the fourth updated crossover or SUV from Chevrolet within a year, and Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global brand chief, is quick to explain why. “Nobody in the industry offers a broader, fresher lineup of SUVs and crossovers than Chevrolet,” he says. “From the all-electric Bolt EV to America’s longest-running nameplate, Suburban, we’ve got something for every customer and lifestyle.”

Spacious and supple, the leather interior on top-end models of the 2018 Chevy Traverse look absolutely outstanding

Spacious and supple, the leather interior on top-end models of the 2018 Chevy Traverse look outstanding | GM

The 2018 Traverse takes a fresh approach to external design, incorporating new chrome touches, LED lighting, and available D-Optic LED headlamps into the sharply sculpted exterior. There will also be two new trim levels added to the Traverse stable with this generation: a sportier RS model with blacked-out accents and 20-inch alloys, and a loaded High Country version for more of a personalized approach to appearance and luxury.

While the RS model also sports a unique powertrain, the High Country trim will focus more on premium content and technology. Featuring unique “Loft Brown” leather touches, suede accents, 20-inch polished wheels, exclusive badging, D-Optic headlamps, a twin-clutch all-wheel drive system, and power-folding third row seats, “The all-new Traverse blends Chevrolet’s characteristic SUV cues with capability and refinement,” says John Cafaro, executive director of global design for Chevrolet. “Inside and out, it offers style with a purpose.”

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