The 2018 Traverse will arrive in a new RS trim, which will have a focus on performance and feature sportier exterior appointments such as blacked out trim and more. Do note the photo above is not of the RS trim, as the brand has not supplied photos of the trim level.
However, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS will also arrive exclusively with a 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The familiar GM powerplant produces 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, with the latter figure out doing the 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine.
Interestingly, highway fuel economy drops two MPGs with the four-cylinder turbo, despite being mated to GM’s latest nine-speed automatic gearbox.
We’re awaiting additional information on what buyers can expect from the 2018 Traverse RS, but the brand clearly has intentions to capture an audience that wouldn’t have previously considered the Traverse.