Originally scheduled for the 2021 model year, the launch of the refreshed Chevy Traverse was pushed back to the 2022 model year due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, however, we’re getting up close and personal with the refreshed 2022 Chevy Traverse on the floor of the 2021 Chicago Auto Show in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
These are our first in-person photos of the refreshed 2022 Chevy Traverse, giving us a detailed look at crossover’s updated exterior styling features. This particular model is a 2022 Chevy Traverse Premier AWD. The revised exterior body panels are finished in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, a metallic color that gives the Traverse a classy look, while also providing a clean look at the updated styling.
Let’s start up front, where the 2022 Chevy Traverse presents with a new front fascia headlined by a reshaped grille and headlamp design. The headlamps are mounted high, pulled back into fenders while bookending the chiseled central grille. The new headlamps work with the horizontally oriented grille inserts to create a sense of width for the front end, while a prominent polished central styling bar draws the eye towards a golden Bow Tie badge.
Standard spec includes LED headlamps and daytime running lamps.
Moving over into the profile view, the 2022 Chevy Traverse gains a new roof rail design with a sleek look that deletes the central support seen on roof rails equipped on 2021-model-year vehicles. Also notice this particular model’s polished trim bits, including those for the window surrounds, door handles, and lower styling line, all of which work to complement the silver finish for the multi-spoke wheels.
Speaking of which, the 2022 Chevy Traverse offers four new wheel designs total, as well as power-folding, heated outside mirrors as standard on Premier trim levels. The heated mirrors are also standard on RS and High Country trims, and are offered as optional on the 3LT trim.
The changes continue into the rear, where we spot revised tail lamp housings, which are also equipped with LED lighting elements. The tail lamps continue the horizontal layout seen in the front end styling, and include sharp inner graphics as well.
Further noteworthy features include a rear-mounted “shark fin” antenna on the roof, polished trim in the hatch and bumper, and dual trapezoidal exhaust ports, also with a polished finish. We should also mention that the 2022 Chevy Traverse offers a maximum cargo room of 98.2 cubic-feet with the second and third-row folded down.
As for the greasy bits, the refreshed Traverse is motivated by 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque sourced from the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine. The V6 connects to nine-speed automatic transmission, powering the front axle as standard, and all four wheels as an optional extra.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse was originally scheduled to roll off the production line at GM’s Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan on August 2nd. However, it is possible the ongoing global microchip shortage could result in delays.