With the 2012 New York International Auto Show just days away, Chevrolet has decided to give us an early look at the refreshed 2013 Traverse large crossover.
What’s most apparent here is the greater attention to detail inside and out. Compared to the outgoing model, there’s a lot more going on in the front fascia. The twin-port grille is gone in favor of a singular setup filled in by chromed bars — what Chevy says reflects the overall character of its new car lineup. The rear fascia also features an injection of styling, with a new tail lamp design bordered by black lining — a very aggressive look overall. Additionally, the license plate frame has moved to the middle of the trunk door. And with the lack of chrome in the back and the abundance of it in the front, the design strikes us as polarizing, at least in LTZ form. Though to you, fair reader, it could be seen differently.
The interior was touched up in all the right places, akin to what we saw from the 2013 GMC Acadia in Chicago. More soft-touch materials, a better finish, and seemingly higher quality appointments overall. There’s also the addition of Chevy MyLink controlled by a 6.5-inch color touch screen, and a new transmission mated to the unchanged 3.6L V6 engine producing 288 horsepower with dual exhaust.