The 2022 Chevy Traverse arrives as the fifth model year for the current second-generation vehicle, ushering in a model refresh that includes new exterior styling, new interior features, and new tech features. Notably, the 2022 Traverse introduces an automatic engine stop-start disable switch as well.
For those readers who may not know, automatic engine engine stop-start is a feature designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by automatically stopping the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt, such as a stop light. Once the driver removes their foot from the brake pedal, the engine automatically sparks back to life, allowing the vehicle to move forward.
Some critics claim the feature is disruptive, causing a slight hesitation off the line and resulting in unnecessary vibrations in the cabin. Now, with the introduction of the 2022 Chevy Traverse, the feature can be easily disabled using the newly included disable switch.
Further updates slated to roll out with the 2022 Chevy Traverse include the deletion of the base L trim level. As GM Authority covered previously, the LS trim will take the spot as the least-expensive trim level in the Traverse lineup for the 2022 model year.
Additionally, the Chevy Traverse will introduce three new exterior color options, including Northsky Blue Metallic, Silver Sage Metallic, and Cherry Red Tintcoat. The three new hues will arrive as replacements for Cajun Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic, and Satin Steel Metallic, which are set for deletion from the Traverse palette with the introduction of the 2022 model year.
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Traverse is set to hit production on August 2nd, 2021, rolling off the line at GM’s production facility in Lansing Delta Township, Michigan. The Chevy Traverse was originally slated to receive a refresh for the 2021 model year, but due to complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the refresh was pushed back to the 2022 model year.