GM Authority has learned that all units of the 2022 Chevy Traverse produced between November 15th and December 13th without heated seats, ventilated seats, or heated steering wheels will be eligible for retrofit of these features later in the 2022 calendar year.
As GM Authority covered previously, some units of the 2022 Chevy Traverse were produced without heated front seats (RPO code KA1), heated and ventilated front seats (RPO code KU9), heated rear outboard seats (RPO code KU6), and heated steering wheels (RPO code KI3). The limited availability of these features is a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
Now, according to GM Authority sources, all units of the 2022 Chevy Traverse produced between November 15th and December 13th without the above-listed features will be eligible for retrofit of said features later this year.
This undoubtedly comes as good news for those 2022 Chevy Traverse owners who purchased a vehicle that had limited availability of the heated seats, ventilated seats, or heated steering wheel features, all of which are considered a top priority for customers.
The Chevy Traverse nameplate was originally slated to receive a model refresh (otherwise known as a mid-cycle enhancement, or MCE) for the 2021 model year. However, due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the model refresh was delayed to the 2022 model year instead.
Under the hood, the 2022 Chevy Traverse features the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The V6 connects to a nine-speed automatic transmission, which feeds either the front wheels, or an all-wheel drive system.
Under the body panels, the 2022 Chevy Traverse rides on top of the GM C1 platform, also shared with the 2018-and-newer second-generation Buick Enclave. Production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.