The latest 2020 model year for the Chevrolet Traverse introduces a number of updates, changes and features, but it also includes the deletion of the Active Aero Shutters feature.
When the second-generation Chevrolet Traverse was presented for the 2018 model year, it came equipped with Active Aero Shutters. The feature carried over for the 2019 model year as well. However, the feature has now been nixed for the latest 2020 model year.
It’s currently unclear why the active aero feature was deleted on the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse. We reached out to Chevrolet for a comment, but have yet to receive a response.
Previously, every trim level with the exception of the High Country (that is, the L, LS, LT, RS, and Premier) featured both upper and lower Active Aero Shutters. Meanwhile, the High Country trim level offered upper Active Aero Shutters.
For reference, General Motors Active Aero Shutters technology is an aerodynamic feature designed to increase aero efficiency, and as a result, up fuel returns. The system utilizes electronically controlled Active Aero Shutters in the vehicle’s front fascia, located either in the upper grille opening, lower grille opening, or both. These shutters then activate based on various parameters, either closing to increase aerodynamic efficiency and fuel returns, or opening when engine cooling needs are increased.
In addition to the deletion of the Active Aero Vents feature, the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse also features three new exterior colors, including Stone Gray Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic and Midnight Blue Metallic. The last-generation Chevrolet Infotainment system was also replaced by the new Chevrolet Infotainment System 3, once again with a seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen on lower trim levels and an eight-inch diagonal color touchscreen higher in the range. The previous turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder LTG engine, which was deleted midway through the 2019 model year, was replaced with the 3.6L V6 LFY engine.
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