The recent GM Investor Day presented the direction in which the Detroit-based automaker is headed over the next few years. In addition to financial news, information on upcoming vehicles was shared, including confirmation that GM is working on the next generation of the Chevy Traverse crossover.
As announced by GM President Mark Reuss, the upcoming third generation of the full-size crossover is scheduled to launch during the 2023 calendar year, meaning it should arrive as a 2024 or 2025 model. Underneath, the next-gen Traverse will continue to ride on the GM C1 platform, which underpins all of GM’s mid-size and full-size crossovers.
“A nice enhancement for this, obviously a very popular three-row vehicle, high-volume, right in the heart of the market, right below the Tahoe in terms of size, but very much more trucklike as we introduce the refresh of that,” Reuss commented.
Attentive readers may recognize that this announcement comes not long after a redesigned 2022 Chevy Traverse was released. It’s important to understand that the current Traverse generation was released for 2018, with this mid-cycle refresh originally slated for the 2021 model year. However, due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, GM was forced to postpone the refresh until the 2022 model year.
Several other new products were confirmed at the GM Investor Day presentation. Among these include a next-gen Chevy Equinox, as well as two new high-performance variants of the C8 Corvette, expected to be the the C8 Corvette ZR1 and C8 Corvette Zora.
As a reminder, the current 2023 Chevy Traverse is features the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and mates to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission.
As previously touched on, the current Traverse rides on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, which also underpins the Chevy Blazer, the GMC Acadia, the Cadillac XT5, the Cadillac XT6 and the Buick Enclave. Meanwhile, production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.