The 2022 Chevy Traverse will enter production during the week of October 25th.
It was previously reported that production of the mid-size crossover would return on October 4th, however that date was pushed back due to persistent semiconductor-related chip shortages. While production is now slated to begin sometime next week, the situation is still fluid and could be subject to further changes.
The Chevy Traverse is produced at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan alongside the closely related Buick Enclave. As we reported previously, neither nameplate has been produced in recent months, with the plant going dark way back on July 19th.
When it does come back online, the Lansing Delta Township plant will begin production of the 2022 model year Chevy Traverse, and not the 2021 model year version of the crossover. Compared to the outgoing 2021 model, the 2022 Traverse features revised exterior styling with new LED headlamps and taillights, a mildly revamped interior with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a new standard Chevy Safety Assist package that brings more active safety tech to the vehicle.
Under the hood, the 2022 Chevy Traverse will continue to offer the 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which produces 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. The V6 is paired with a GM nine-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available as an option.
As some readers will already know, the 2022 Chevy Traverse, as well as the 2022 Buick Enclave, were originally set to arrive for the 2021 model year, however the updated models were pushed back to 2022 due to complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Further setbacks have materialized this year as the smeiconductor chip shortage forced GM to funnel much of its chip supply to plants that build more popular and profitable vehicles, like the Chevy Silverado and Chevy Tahoe, for example.