Late last year, General Motors introduced new Midnight Edition and Sport Edition variations of the 2021 Chevy Traverse featuring unique cosmetic touches. However, these special-edition packages for the full-size crossover never actually reached production.
As a matter of fact, the Chevy Traverse Midnight Edition and Sport Edition packages, which both carry RPO code WJU, have been officially delayed and will now debut on the 2022 Traverse, GM Authority has learned. Senior Manager for Chevrolet EV, Car, Crossover, Performance Vehicle and Motorsports Communications, Kevin M. Kelly, stated that “due to parts availability issues, we have had to delay the launch of the Chevrolet Traverse Sport and Midnight editions until the 2022 model year, alongside the updated Traverse.”
The Sport Edition and Midnight Editions packages for the Chevy Traverse feature the same content. The only difference between the two is the Midnight Edition is only available in the Mosaic Black Metallic exterior color, while the Sport Edition can be ordered with any Traverse exterior color. These packages include the following equipment:
- Black ice grille
- Black-painted aluminum wheels
- Black Bow Tie and badging
- Black roof rails
These special-edition packages were to add $1,145 to the base price of the 2021 Chevy Traverse in the LT Cloth trim (1LT) or LT Leather trim (3LT). The packages would’ve been slightly more expensive when added to the Traverse LS trim, as this trim level does not already include roof rails, coming in at $1,295.
Pricing for the 2021 Chevy Traverse starts at $30,995 including a $1,195 destination charge. This price applies to the base L trim level with front-wheel drive, a GM nine-speed automatic transmission and the only available 3.6L LFY V6 gasoline engine.
GM is planning to introduce a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) of the Traverse for the 2022 model year with mild exterior and interior revisions. The updated Traverse was originally set to arrive for 2021, but was pushed back to the 2022 model year due to various setbacks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.