The continuation of the first-generation Traverse for the 2017 model year will mark the eighth and final year year that the full-size crossover will have been on the market after launching for the 2009 model year. The strategy is in line with GM continuing to continue selling the first-gen Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, which ride on the same Lambda platform as the first-gen Traverse, as the 2017 Buick Enclave and 2017 GMC Acadia Limited. The latter shouldn’t be confused with the all-new, 2017 GMC Acadia.
For the 2017 model year, the Traverse gets just a single update that has the LTZ equipment group being renamed to Premier. The move is in line with Chevy’s brand-wide initiative to replace LTZ with Premier as its range-topping trim level.
To note: we initially believed that the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse will be the all-new, second-gen model. However, we now believe that the all-new, second-generation Traverse will come to market for the 2018 model year vehicle as the 2018 Chevy Traverse on the long-wheelbase version of GM’s C1XX platform.