The current, second-generation Chevy Traverse is the right product at the right time: not only is it an all-new and competitive vehicle, but it’s also a crossover – making it the right vehicle at exactly the right time. In fact, Traverse sales have set new monthly records for the last 8 months. For the 2019 model year, the biggest Chevy CUV gets a few slight tweaks and updates.
On the outside, the 2019 Chevy Traverse gets a new Premier badge on the liftgate as well as new bright roof rack cross rails on the Premier (1LZ) and High Country (2LZ) models when those are ordered with the Hit The Road Package. For the prior model year, the roof-rack cross rails were black, and the black units are now only available on LT, RS and Redline Edition models.
Rounding out the changes to the exterior is the deletion of 18-inch Bright Silver machined face painted aluminum wheels. The units were bundled with the 2FL and 1LT trim levels, and those models will now get 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels as standard.
Arguably the most notable change to the 2019 Traverse is this one: the user-activated heated steering wheel is replaced with the new automatic heated steering wheel, which automatically turns on when selectable automatic activation enabled.
The remaining of the changes are to packages. First, the Cargo Package no longer includes LPO-level integrated cargo liner, which will now be included in the Floor Liner Package. And second, the Premium Carpet Mat Package is now only available on High Country (2LZ) models. On the 2018 Traverse, it was available on LS, LT and 1LZ.
About Chevrolet Traverse
The Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV). It is the biggest Chevrolet crossover currently offered, slotting above the subcompact Chevrolet Trax and compact Chevrolet Equinox. It will also slot above the much-rumored, future Chevrolet Blazer.
The current model was introduced for the 2018 model year and represents the second generation of the Traverse nameplate. Compared to its first-generation predecessor, the second-gen Traverse is an all-new vehicle that is larger, lighter, sleeker and more modern. It also introduces new trim levels, including High Country and RS – neither of which were present on the first-generation model.
The first-generation Traverse rode on the GM Lambda platform shared with the Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. The second-gen rides on the extended-length GM C1 platform shared with the second-generation Buick Enclave. A shorter variant of the same platform underpins the second-gen GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5.
For the 2019 model year, which represents the second year of production of the second-gen Traverse, the Traverse gained a few minor updates including an automatic heated steering wheel, a new Premier badge for the tailgate, and more.
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