General Motors is set to introduce the next-generation Chevy Traverse crossover for the 2024 model year, with a variety of changes and updates incoming. Now, GM Authority has learned that the next-gen 2024 Chevy Traverse may delete High Country from the trim level lineup.
For now, the current-generation Chevy Traverse trim level lineup includes:
- LT Cloth
- LT Leather
- High Country
Although the Bow Tie brand may dump the current range-topping Chevy Traverse High Country trim level with the next-generation 2024 Chevy Traverse, the Premier trim level is expected to stay. What’s more, GM Authority has also learned that GM is considering the addition of a new Activ trim level for the full-size crossover, as exclusively covered last week.
For those who may not know, the Chevy Activ trim level is typically more rugged than the rest of the lineup, offering the sort of equipment expected of a model oriented towards an “active lifestyle.” However, while smaller crossovers like the Chevy Trailblazer Activ and Chevy Trax Activ would be considered light all-terrain vehicles, the next-gen Chevy Traverse Activ will likely offer more extensive off-roading goodies, such as beefier suspension, bumpers with greater ground clearance, and General Grabber AT tires, among other upgrades. Interestingly, a similar approach is also under consideration for the next-generation Chevy Equinox.
Under the body panels, the next-generation Chevy Traverse is expected to ride on the GM C1 platform. Per another GM Authority exclusive, the start of regular production for the 2024 Chevy Traverse is expected begin this coming December. According to GM President Mark Reuss, the next-gen model will provide a “nice enhancement for [the Traverse], obviously a very popular three-row vehicle.”
The current-generation Chevy Traverse was previously expected to receive a model refresh for the 2021 model year, but due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the model refresh was instead pushed back to the 2022 model year. The current generation features the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, with production taking place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.