The 2022 Chevy Traverse full-size three-row crossover will feature LED headlights as standard across all trim levels, GM Authority has learned.
This stands in contrast to the current 2021 Chevy Traverse, which only offers LED headlights on the range-topping High Country. All the other trim levels – L, LS, LT, RS and Premier – are equipped with high intensity discharge headlights.
LED (light emitting diode) headlights are increasingly popular because they draw only a small amount of electric current from the vehicle’s battery compared with more conventional lights.
In other Chevy Traverse lighting news, fog lights will not be fitted to the 2022 model-year vehicle. They are standard on the 2021 Traverse in the LT, RS, Premier and High Country trim levels.
These changes are part of a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) which was originally scheduled for 2021, but had to be delayed due to complications arising from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also included are exterior and interior styling changes and the addition of GM’s Safety Alert Seat, limited wireless phone charging availability and Chevrolet’s Safety Assist Package. The Traverse’s base L trim level will also disappear for the new model year.
Sales Results - Q2 2021 - USA - Chevrolet
|MODEL||Q2 2021 / Q2 2020||Q2 2021||Q2 2020||YTD 2021 / YTD 2020||YTD 2021||YTD 2020|
|LOW CAB FORWARD||-1.43%||1,515||1,537||+2.83%||2,472||2,404|
In the first half of 2021, the Chevy Traverse was the third best-selling Chevrolet and the fourth best-selling GM vehicle of any brand in the United States. Compared with the same period in 2020, sales rose by a spectacular 59 percent to 83,431 units. The only GM models to do better than this were the 2021 Chevy Silverado pickup truck on 291,322 units, the Silverado’s corporate cousin, the 2021 GMC Sierra, on 138,412 units, and the 2021 Chevy Equinox compact crossover, on 118,666 units.
The Chevy Traverse rides on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, and is built at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan. The only available engine is the 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline unit, which produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.