The 2023 Chevy Traverse represents the sixth model year of the current, second-gen crossover, following a mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Chevy Traverse will no longer be available with Rear Park Assist in any way.
Since production of the 2023 Chevy Traverse kicked off on June 11th thru October 16th, Rear Park Assist (RPO Code UD7) had been unavailable due to supplier constraints stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a dealer retrofit for the feature was eventually made available during this time period.
Now, GM Authority has now learned that starting with October 17th production, the Rear Park Assist system for the 2023 Chevy Traverse is still unavailable to order, and there will be no dealer retrofit available. Affected vehicles will be marked as such on their window stickers (Monroney labels), and owners of affected vehicles will receive a purchase credit. The amount of this credit is unclear at this time.
When available, Rear Park Assist would be optional on the base LS trim level as part of the Safety Package (PQB), while standard on all other trim levels (LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country).
Unfortunately for prospective Chevy Traverse buyers, and many Chevy buyers in general, this latest development comes as no surprise, since a number of Chevy vehicles have been unavailable with Rear Park Assist as far back as last December. GM Authority reported that certain trims of the Blazer, Colorado, Silverado 1500 Limited, Silverado HD, and Traverse were unavailable with this feature. Meanwhile, the Silverado 1500 Limited and Silverado HD were unavailable with Front Park Assist as well.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Traverse is offered exclusively with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The V6 engine is coupled to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission, with front-wheel drive as standard and all-wheel drive optional.
Under the skin, the 2023 Chevy Traverse continues to ride on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, which is also shared with the 2018 and newer second-generation Buick Enclave. Production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly facility in Michigan.