The refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Traverse has made its official debut ahead of its arrival at U.S. dealers in late 2020.
The updated Traverse has received revised front and rear fascias, which General Motors says were inspired by the new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. A new grille, thin LED headlights and new daytime running lights with integrated LED turn signals make up the restyled front end, while different LED taillights give the rear fascia a more up-to-date appearance. GM says both the LED headlights and taillights will be standard equipment. The crossover will also have four new wheel designs on offer, as well.
“The new Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban has received an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers,” said Chevrolet’s exterior design director, Holt Ware. “The new design of the 2021 Traverse gains this new commanding appearance and presence we know Traverse owners will appreciate.”
Cabin updates on the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse include new interior seating options, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a new available eight-inch infotainment display.
Following a recent commitment from GM to offer more standard safety equipment on its vehicles, the updated Traverse will come standard with Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam auto high beams and a Following Distance Indicator. A new Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced system will also be offered on the well-equipped 3LT, RS and Premier trims, while GM’s Safety Alert Seat will now be standard on Premier and High Country models.
“With this refreshed Traverse, Chevy will have one of the freshest SUV lineups in the market,” said Chevrolet marketing boss, Steve Majoros. “But it’s more than just looks. Traverse already offers a long list of safety features and will now offer more standard safety features across all trims, in addition to the functionality and style Traverse owners have come to appreciate.”
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse will continue with the same powertrain: a naturally-aspirated 3.6 V6 LFY engine, good for 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and a GM 9-speed automatic transmission. Just like before, front-wheel drive will be standard, while all-wheel drive is available for extra.
Pricing for the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse has not yet been announced, but we’re not expecting any major deviations from the 2020 model.