On October 4, the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Traverse has gone into production at the General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan. The official online configurator has gone live as well.
For the 2022 model year, the second-generation Chevrolet Traverse crossover has received a mid-cycle refresh. Together with its platform-mate 2022 Buick Enclave, it should start rolling off the assembly line from today.
Customers can already build their vehicles on the automaker’s official website. Both models were initially planned to get refreshes for the 2021MY, but the company pushed them back to the 2022MY due to the COVID-19 issues.
The new 2022 Chevrolet Traverse delivers various updates to the exterior including the revision of both front and rear fascia: new LED taillights, a new grille, new thin headlights serving as daytime running lights and turn signals, and primary forward lighting elements below. Also, a new door handle option, three new exterior colors – Cherry Red Tintcoat, Silver Sage Metallic, Northsky Blue Metallic, and five new wheelsets are available now.
Chevrolet deleted the base L trim level, so the LS level becomes the base one. Changes inside include new seating options, a new 8.0-inch infotainment screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buckle to Drive is standard across the range.
Among technological improvements for the 2022 Traverse there are such new standard safety features as AEB, Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam auto high beams, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator. A new Advanced Adaptive Cruise comes for the LT Leather (3LT), RS and Premier grades. Safety Alert Seat is now standard on Premier and High Country.
The Chevy Traverse is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 LFY gasoline engine that produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The unit is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard for the model, while all-wheel drive is optional.
In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Chevrolet sold 10,767 Traverse vehicles in the USA, and this is a decline compared to the same period of 2020 (31,603 sales). Nevertheless, 94,198 units were sold within 9 months of this year versus 84,013 units in 2020. Among Chevy’s models, only the Silverado and Equinox are ahead of the Traverse by sales.
Source: GM Authority