2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a sports utility vehicle of the full-size category of the General Motors brand Chevrolet. Chevrolet Traverse 2018 is presented as a competition model to the Ford Flex. Chevrolet Traverse has been available in North America since the end of 2008 and replaced the TrailBlazer EXT and the Chevrolet Uplander. The model was first built in Spring Hill and has been built since 2010 in the Delta Township at Lansing.
The 2018 Traverse model can accommodate seven or eight passengers, and is built on the Lambda floor of General Motors, which shares with Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook. Traverse has replaced Uplander and TrailBlazer. From the introduction at the end of 2009, the model was produced at Spring Hill, Tennessee. From the year mentioned, the assembly was transferred to Lansing, Michigan, where other models are also based on the Lambda floor.
The latter replaced Saturn Outlook in production lines, which was removed from the market after the Saturn brand was abolished. Another production site where the Traverse is assembled since 2010 is located in Delta, Michigan. On the LT versions, the 2010 upgrade has resulted in the “TRAVERSE” write-off from the front doors. However, the production of Staturn Outlook was resumed for a short time in 2010 at the same establishment in Lansing. First time Chevrolet Traverse was debuted at the Chicago Car Show in 2008, and arrived in dealers in October.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Design
The Traverse name was originally used for a car concept presented at the Detroit Car Show in 2003. The project followed, and the concept became a serial car since 2005, when the Chevrolet Equinox was launched. The Traverse series product design is inspired by the Chevrolet Sequel concept; Both models have a calender shaped like a stack, similar to the Chevrolet Malibu. In addition, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has specific laths, other than those of the other Lambda floor crossovers, except for the goalkeepers, bodywork is four doors.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Engine
The traverse is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection and variable camshaft adjustment, which delivers a power of 210 kW. A six-speed automatic transmits the power to the two front wheels, optional four-wheel drive is available.
The other models of 2009 that were based on the Traverse floor, have the same propulsion unit. A six-speed automatic transmission transfers power to the front wheels or to four wheels, depending on whether the vehicle is front or full. The power delivered by the LS and LT versions is 281 hp, while that of the Chevrolet Traverse LTZ models is 288hp.