Last week, GM Authority reported that the refreshed 2022 Chevy Traverse would launch with limited wireless phone charging capabilities as a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. However, we have now learned that the Detroit-based automaker has reversed those plans, and that wireless phone charging will be standard across all 2022 Traverse trim levels except for the base model.
That means that wireless phone charging (RPO code K4C) will be standard on the LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and High Country trims, but not on the base LS model.
The large three-row crossover receives a mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 model year, consisting of redesigned front and rear fascias and several technology updates. From a model lineup standpoint, GM has discontinued the base L trim level, thereby making the LS trim the new base.
The exclusion of the L trim level bumped the 2022 Chevy Traverse starting price up to $34,395. In addition to the refreshed exterior, Chevy has loaded its largest crossover with a laundry list of standard active safety features, including the Chevy Safety Assist Package, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking , Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Intellibeam. Moreover, GM’s highly-acclaimed Safety Alert Seat will be standard on the Premier and High Country trims.
Since its debut in 2009, the Chevy Traverse has sold more than 1.3 million units in the U.S. During the first six months of the 2021 calendar year, Traverse sales shot up nearly 60 percent to 83,431 units, making it the third-most-popular model in the Chevy lineup, behind the Silverado and Equinox in first and second, respectively.
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|
Worldwide, the semiconductor shortage has wreaked havoc on the automotive industry, resulting in production delays and changes in feature offerings. The 2022 Chevy Traverse, which rides on the extended-length version of the GM C1 platform, will go into production at the GM Delta Lansing Township plant on August 7th, 2021 and will begin arriving at dealers shortly thereafter.